This is one of our favorite weekends of the year. Oakridge! This is where it all started for us. We first explored this area in 2007, just dipping that toe in to find a huge network of some of the world’s best mountain bike trails. This weekend is our version of the two best days of riding in Oakridge and a revisit of two grand days of the Trans-Cascadia Mountain Bike Race. While you’re here, check out our About Oakridge section below for places to see while in town.
A Day of Shuttles – Alpine, Eula, and Lawler. Arguably the 3 best trails in the country and arguably the single best day of riding in the country.
Shuttle from Oakridge to Lake Timpanogas and climb to the top of Sawtooth. We’ll briefly reflect on our good decision making before we start our massive decent off Sawtooth onto the Upper Middle Fork, descending through a diversity of ecosystems and trail varieties. This is one of the more unique descents in the Willamette, and one of the all time favorites. From here, we’ll get picked up by the shuttle and be brought to the top of Moon Point for another huge 3,700 foot decent. After we’ve collected ourselves, we’ll hop in the van and continue our migration back to town where we’ll either go straight to the pub, or grab one more decent on Larison Rock and then head straight to the pub.
Distance (per day)
Estimated Mileage: 20 + Miles
Day Trip Includes:
- Professionally guided tour of remote single track
Lees Chinese Cuisine
West Fir Lodge
Tired Dog Ranch
Oakridge Bike Shop and Willamette Mountain Mercantile
Advocacy: Those who do the work
GOATS – Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards
ATCA – Alpine Trail Crew Association
DOD – Deciples of Dirt
OTT – Oregon Timber Trail