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Oakridge. Ahhh, Oakridge. Come ride with Cog Wild and Lindsey October 13-15!

Come shred with pro mountain biker and skills coach Lindsey Richter (formerly Voreis) and her rad coaches from Ladies Allride www.ladiesallride.com and Grit Clinics! www.gritclinics.com. This tour is open to both men and women. So come one, come all and let’s shred! This tour will have skills progression sessions as well as epic rides suited for intermediate and advanced riders. (See itinerary below for more details.)

With sections of trail called “Jedi Forest”, “Chrome Toilet” and “Windy Pass”, Oakridge trails are epic, heart pounding, incredibly scenic and deeply satisfying. Riding through Oakridge’s deep forests and steep terrain will remind you of childhood stories of prehistoric lands and mythical creatures. You’ll swear you saw a forest elf or unicorn out of the corner of your eye as you fly down fast and narrow ribbons of tread. And you might see stars as you climb up into meadows bursting with wildflowers and panoramic views of the Western Cascades.

Are you ready to ride hard and sleep well? The Oakridge Lodge, within walking distance to the pub, is the perfect base for our three-day vacation in the Oakridge forests. Come join us for some world-class skills instruction, true “mountain” bike riding, and all around good times.

Book today—this limited-time offering will sell out quickly!

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 days of awesome mountain biking
  • Local, expert and caring guides, coaches and Lindsey!
  • Skills instruction from some of the best  professional coaches in Oregon
  • Transportation to and from Bend, on tour start and end dates.
  • Transportation throughout the tour
  • 2 nights lodging at the Oakridge Lodge
  • Meals:  All your meals from lunch on day one to lunch on day three  – including dinners at Brewers Union Local 180 and Oakridge Lodge, as well as plentiful on-trail snacks, featuring Picky Bars and KIND Bars
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits and Humm Kombucha
  • Cog Wild t-shirt
  • Cog Wild patch
  • Other surprise goodies

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Oakridge
DURATION
3 Days
SKILL LEVEL
5 - 8
FITNESS LEVEL
5 - 8
Tour Style
Hotel, Clinic
Tour Size
12 guest maximum
STARTING PRICE
$925
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Oregon has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails—enough to keep a rider busy for weeks on end! We can show you the goods. Talk to us about adding more rides, staying extra days or finding more to do while on vacation.

2016 Dates:

  • October 13-15

Start Location:

Meet at Cog Wild Headquarters in Bend at 8:00am or at the Oakridge Lodge in Oakridge, Oregon at 11:00am.

Price:

$925 per person

*Price Does Not Include:

  • Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information.
  • Additional activities such as rafting or fishing on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport. You will need to arrange for your transportation to/from Bend (15 miles). We recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
  • Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
  • Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!

Cancellation Policy:

Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:

  • Cancel 61 or more days before your trip: $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 60 to 45 days before: $250 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 44 to 14 days before: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
  • Cancel within 14 days: No refund.

Note: Guests can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance. If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended. If we are able to re-sell your spot on a tour, we will refund you the full tour amount minus $75 handling fee.

Riding Distance

50 – 75 miles over the 3-day vacation.

Elevation

1,200 – 6,000 feet

Rider Level

Mid-intermediate to advanced. Riders should be physically fit and have various experience and skill with sustained climbs, steep descents and technical features.

Terrain & Trails

Narrow, fast, slow, smooth, rocky, rooty, steep and beautiful describe all the trails in Oakridge. You’ll also sample a wide variety of terrain – granddaddy old-growth trees, recent clear cuts, giant ferns, natural meadows, cold creek crossings, log bridges, exposure and rock outcroppings.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Prepare for three full days of riding, so bring adequate clothing, including riding gloves and layers for a variety of weather. Hydration packs are necessary for carrying food and water. Helmets are required for all rides. Bring a swimsuit for dipping in the river! We recommend a 140mm (5 inches) travel bike minimum.

Day 1

After settling in to the Oakridge Lodge, we’ll dive right into skills and drills! We will help you dial in your downhill techinque to prep you for the rides over the next few days. Riding steep terrain is much more fun when  you do it right! Lunch will be provided by Nancy P’s bakery. Their sandwiches are great trailside. Riding in Oakridge will include a few steep climbs (we will shuttle as much as we can), heavenly forested traverses, tight switchbacks, and brake searing descents that will have you grinning. We’ll hit the local brewpub, Brewers Unions Local 180, in town to rub shoulders with the local trail builders and enjoy dinner and an English style beer.

Mileage: Varies

Day 2

After an awesome breakfast we will have a short skills and drills sessions. The rest of the day we will shuttle multiple downhill trails where you can prfect your skills as we progress to steeper terrain throughout the day. Mountain bikers come from all over the country just to ride some of the fastest, swoopiest, loamiest dirt you can sink your knobbies into. We can finish the day at a swimming hole, surrounded by smooth, sun baked rocks on the river, with a cold beer in hand. Enjoy delicious dinner, then sweet dreams of more trails for tomorrow.

Mileage: Vaires

Day 3

Days 3 will be an epic all day ride. The one you have been waiting for! No better way than to perfect your skills than by riding all day with your new friends. Since we haven’t even scratched the surface, we have tons of options for the last day. We’ll see what you are up for and decide between twisty river trails, more elevation-dropping descents or classic trails that wind through the dark forests. Your dream mountain bike vacation will live on in memory, but you might have to book another trip to see more of what Oakridge has to offer! We will wrap up in the early afternoon.

Mileage: Varies