Ride Overview

This is one of our favorite trips of the year. Oakridge! This is where our Headquarters and our Log Scale Shack Cafe is located. This is also one of the first places we visited when we moved to Oregon. 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 trip combines all of the best days Oakridge has to offer, from the most remote riding, to the most iconic Oakridge Trails. The longer you have to stay, the more we get to show you. We’ll start at the Southernmost point of the Middle Fork Ranger District in the Lake Timpanogas Area. This place has some incredible riding that’s only open from late August to early October, so when it’s running, it’s the place to be. We’ll have time to swim, fish, stand up paddle board and just relax. We’ll continue our riding on Day two where we’ll explore the remainder of the Timpanogas complex and then make our way down the upper Middle Fork and end our day on one of the biggest descents in the Willamette, Moon Point. The remainder of our days will be spent in Oakridge proper where we’ll Shuttle, ALL Day Long, every day. Depending on the length of your stay, and what kind of trails you are keen to ride, we always save one of our favorite backcountry rides for last, Grasshopper. The Oakridge Area is a place where you can ride 10 days in a row and not repeat a single ride. Let us have a chat with you so we can dial in the perfect Oakridge Trip itinerary for you and your group.

TRIP DATES:
Your Choice
3 Day Minimum

$400

per person / per day
(4 Person Minimum)
BOOK NOW

Distance

(PER DAY AVG.)

Ascent: 3,500’
Decent: 6,000’
Estimated Mileage: 20 Miles

We discuss each day’s ride together, and we have the ability to adjust our rides based on how the group is feeling.

Day Trip Includes:

  • A Mountain Bike Adventure
  • Hosted By Professional Guides in the Oakridge Area
  • Shuttles and Airport Transportation
  • A Collaborative Menu Prepared by Your Personal Chef – All Meals Included
  • Tent and Sleeping Pad – Unites States Forest Service Fees Included
  • Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Lacroix and other tasty beverages
  • Campfires, Chairs and a whole bunch of Camp Games
  • Hot Showers

Meeting Spot 

Westfir, OR
Shuttle Departure Location : Trans Cascadia Excursions HQ
Shuttle Departure Time : TBD
Please arrive 15 minutes early.

MULTI-DAY TRIP

ALL INCLUSIVE DETAILS

All of our multi-day private trips include full service so you can just focus on the ride.

PRIVATE GUIDE AND TOUR

Our guides are all professional riders, certified in First Aid/CPR, and outfitted with Satellite communication.  They’re also just fun people to be around, they make a good cocktail and will show you some of the best damn trails you’ve ever ridden.

AIRPORT / SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION

We’ll arrange plans to pick you up from the airport and drop you off.  We’ll also take care of all transportation in between.  All you need to do is make it to the airport, all logistics otherwise are handled by us.

MSR TENT WITH SLEEPING PAD

We supply each rider with their own roomy MSR tent and Thermarest sleeping pad.  Bring your sleeping bag and a pillow and we’ll dial the rest in.  

HOT SHOWERS

We have an on demand hot water shower we set up for each tour.  We also camp by pristine natural bodies of water, so depending on the weather, the nearby lake or river may be the way to go.  Regardless, we’ll make sure you have a place to clean up each day.

Trans Cascadia Mountain Bike Excursions

CAMPFIRES AND GAMES

We’ll make sure we have plenty of firewood to get us through the trip, have big fires and make plenty of smores.  We’ll also make sure the Red Rider BB Guns, the Tomahawks’ and the Cornhole is packed and ready to go.  After a good days ride and some time by the lake, we’ll inevitably need to apply our compulsive competitive behavior to a friendly game of medieval weaponry.   GAME ON!

FOOD AND DRINKS

We partner with a number of Oregon’s Top Chefs to provide you with an incredible culinary experience throughout your trip.  Carnivorous, Vegetarian and Vegan menus are available.  Each morning you’ll wake up to a hot or cold breakfast of your choice.  Lunch and Snacks are prepared for you to take on your ride each day.  After a good day of riding the bike, we’ll sit down by the table to eat a well prepared meal with each other.  The menu also includes beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst.  We want to get this right, so please let us know what you’d like to see so we can make it happen.  

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast
Coffee and Tea
Cold: Yogurt, Assorted Fruit, Granola
Hot: Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Fruit

Lunch
Sandwiches, Cookies, Snacks, Fruit

Dinner
Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, sides and desert. This is a collaborative menu, so if anyone in your group has eating preferences, make sure we know about them so we can accommodate.

Snacks
CLIF Bar and Trail Snacks are also included.

 

Our History

with Oakridge

This is where we first came to ride mountain bikes when we moved to Oregon, 15 years ago.  This is where Trans-Cascadia the Race Started and is now where the headquarters of Trans Cascadia Excursions is.  We learned from this community how to do trail work and what it takes to steward your trail networks.  This was also our first backcountry restoration project, on Grasshopper.  It took us 2 Seasons and a strong collaboration with the Forest Service and the local community, we rehabilitated Grasshopper to what it is today.  To learn more about the history of this area and our relationship with this trail, check out the write up from EVO Here.

OAKRIDGE

31° Humidity:47% Clouds:6% Wind (SSW):3mph clear sky
Monday, 10/26 40°FTuesday, 10/27 60°FWednesday, 10/28 63°FThursday, 10/29 62°FFriday, 10/30 61°F

Distance

(PER DAY)

Ascent: 3,500’
Decent: 5,000’
Estimated Mileage: 20 Miles

We discuss each day’s ride together, and we have the ability to adjust our rides based on how the group is feeling.

Day Trip Includes:

  • Professionally guided tour of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
  • Shuttles and Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner prepared by personal chef
  • Tent and Sleeping Pad
  • CLIF Bar Trail Snacks
  • Beer, Cocktails, Wine, Lacroix and other tasty beverages
  • Campfires, Chairs, Games
  • Hot Showers

Meeting Spot 

Portland, OR
Shuttle Departure Location : TBD
Shuttle Departure Time : TBD
Please arrive 15 minutes early.

ALL INCLUSIVE DETAILS

MSR TENT WITH SLEEPING PAD

We supply you with a two person MSR tent and Thermarest camping pad.  Campground fees included.  Van/RV Glamping welcomed.  You’ll still need to bring a sleeping bag rated for below freezing and your pillow.

FOOD AND DRINKS

We partner with a number of Oregon’s Top Chefs to provide you with an incredible culinary experience throughout your trip.  Carnivorous , Vegetarian and Vegan menus are available.  Each morning you’ll wake up to a hot or cold breakfast of your choice.  Lunch and Snacks are prepared for you to take on your ride each day.  After a good day of riding the bike, we’ll sit down by the table to eat a well prepared meal with each other.  The menu also includes beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst.  We want to get this right, so please let us know what you’d like to see so we can make it happen.  

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast
Coffee and Tea
Cold: Yogurt, Assorted Fruit, Granola
Hot: Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Fruit

Lunch
Sandwiches, Cookies, Snacks, Fruit

Dinner
Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, sides and desert. This is a collaborative menu, so if anyone in your group has eating preferences, make sure we know about them so we can accommodate.

Our History

with Mt. St. Helens

This was a huge project during the summer of 2018. Over 3000 hours of volunteer labor that uncovered 52 miles of newly logged out and brushed out backcountry singletrack. Our friends at Santa Cruz Bicycles come up at least once a year to attend a 4 day work party to help the cause and throw a shovel in the dirt. They wrote about their experience attending this year’s work party along with some great photos that highlight the area. Click here for the full details.    

Mt St Helens Backcountry

38° Humidity:70% Clouds:0% Wind (WNW):42mph clear sky
Monday, 10/26 48°FTuesday, 10/27 42°FWednesday, 10/28 43°FThursday, 10/29 41°FFriday, 10/30 46°F