Oakridge is the mountain biking capital of the northwest. There are over 300 miles of premium single track easily accessible from our front door. For road cyclists there are excellent options on low traffic paved roads leading to quiet forest environments. The events below tell their own story of superb biking terrain and access.
Stop in at the Willamette National Forest offices, 4 miles west of Oakridge, or Willamette Mountain Mercantile right in Oakridge for current trail conditions. Tour and shuttle services are available if you would like a packaged tour. Oregon Adventures will help you put together a great trip. Our lodge offers covered and locked bike storage, a repair stand, tools, pumps, drying room, maps, and a washing station. If you left your T-9 at home, we have some.
Aufderhedie Drive/FS Rd 19 was recently designated as a Scenic Bikeway! A new racing event on Rd 19 organized by Dark 30 Sports was a hit in 2013, check their web site for details on plans for this year http://dark30sports.com/aufderheide/
Another great rural/wilderness route starting from either Oakridge or Cottage Grove is along FS Rd 21, 22, 2102 and others on the way to Culp Creek and Dorena Lake. Visit Ride Oregon Ride for details and elevation maps, http://rideoregonride.com/road-routes/oakridge-to-cottage-grove/
Kids Mountain Bike Day - 2014 dates to be announced - Free - Pre-registration required http://catoregon.org/tfk/about-us/about/registration/
Mountain Bike Oregon (MBO) was started in 2004 with 30 riders, now it is a very popular ” sold out event” with 300 riders. There are two rides: July 18-20 and August 15-17, 2014.
The Cascade Cream Puff organizers are offering the classic 100 mile mountain bike race as well as a 100K "powder puff" race. The Cascade Cream Puff race day is Saturday, August 2, 2014. Visit their site for registration and other details. http://www.cascadecreampuff.com/
The Fat 55 Mountain Bike Marathon Race is a ‘start from town’ event is traditionally scheduled for September, check their web site for details http://www.fatfiftyfive.com