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by Brian Sather

The first time I met Mark he was dusting the lunch crumbs off his hands as he came out of the back room of his bike shop on Elm Street in La Grande. I had just moved to La Grande from Texas and wanted to get into mountain biking. I needed a seatpost, information about where the trails were, and some names of serious riders. He was most helpful with each. The name he gave me was Jason Werst. Sadly, since then Jason has passed away, along with local cyclist Tim Maguire who I met shortly after, and now Mark is gone. All three were taken too early, and should have had many more miles left; however, each experienced La Grande cycling to its fullest and with a pioneering spirit.

A couple years after I first met Mark, after he moved Cyclesports to Adams Avenue, someone told me he was wanting to write a book....


Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) Trail

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Based on historical significance and rugged beauty alone, this trail ranks as epic. As a pure mountain bike trail it is rather short and not built too well for riding. The journey begins with a long bumpy dirt road drive out past the Cow Creek bridge that crosses the Imnaha River. You then continue on the road toward Dug Bar until you find a trail sign on the right with the markings for Nez Perce Trail.

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