The Co-op Cycles team at REI knows how lucky they are to be based in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, Washington has seen an explosion of mountain bike trails in recent years, providing great testing grounds with a variety of terrain. This includes the newly opened Dockton Forest trail system on Vashon Island near Seattle. A quintessential local mountain bike park created by passionate volunteers, it offers a little something for everyone who rides there.
Cooperatively designed with REI members and staff, Co-op Cycles are accessible for everyone. Riders who love and champion local trails motivate the team to build bikes that are technical, fun and low maintenance, so more people can get out and enjoy the volunteers’ hard work.
It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. So, the REI Creative Content team headed out with some of the Co-op Cycles team to Vashon Island, accessible from Seattle only by ferry boat, on a beautiful day for a few flowy test rides on the new DRT 2.1 and DRT 1.3 hardtails.
Awesome local bike trails can be found all over the country. Download the Mountain Bike Project app to discover your closest trail system.