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The secret is out, so add Oakridge, Oregon to your “must-do” list. This once hidden gem has caught on as having some of the most diverse, rugged and technical terrain in Oregon. With trail section names like “Jedi Forest”, “Chrome Toilet”, and “Windy Pass”, Oakridge trails are epic, heart pounding, incredibly scenic and ultimately 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 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 high meadows bursting with wildflowers and panoramic views of the Western Cascades.

Oakridge mountain biking is best with Cog Wild! We know all the good on-trail lunch spots, scenic overlooks and picture worthy places. Book today—these tours will likely sell out quickly! (Hint: we have a wait list for the guides that want to work on this tour, if that tells you anything.)

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3-days of mountain biking in the Oakridge region
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Transportation to and from Bend at the start and end dates of tour.
  • Transportation during the tour.
  • Two nights of camping at Black Canyon Campground.
  • Meals: All meals are included from lunch on day one to lunch on the 3rd day as well as on-trail snacks.
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits and Humm Kombucha.
  • Cog Wild t-shirt.
  • Cog Wild patch.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Oakridge
DURATION
3 Days
SKILL LEVEL
4 - 9
FITNESS LEVEL
5 - 9
Tour Style
Camping
Tour Size
12 guest maximum
STARTING PRICE
$695
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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

2017 Dates:

  • May 22-24
  • June 2-4
  • June 23-25
  • August 4-6
  • August 14-16
  • September 8-10
  • September 29- October 1

Start Location:

Meet us at Cog Wild Headquarters at 8:00am or at Black Canyon Campground 11:00am, off Highway 58, west of Oakridge. Contact us for details.

Price: $695

*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.
  • Beverages purchased at local Oakridge brewery, Brewers Union Local 180.
  • Camping gear such as tent, sleeping bag and pad. Bring your own, or rent them from us.
  • Optional 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 three-day vacation.

Elevation

1,200 – 6,500 feet

Rider Level

Strong 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, 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 gloves and layers for a variety of weather. Hydration packs are necessary for carrying food and water. Helmets are required for all rides. We are also camping, so appropriate camp attire will include long pants, camp shoes and insulating layers for cool nights and mornings. Bring a swimsuit for dipping in the river!

*There is poison oak on the sides of some of the trails we ride in Oakridge. Bring precautionary measures or extra-clothing if you are sensitive to poison oak.

Day 1

After settling in at camp under the canopy of giant trees, we’ll get right on the trails by either riding from camp or taking a shuttle. This is the meat of mountain biking in Oakridge and this first day will include a few steep climbs, heavenly forested traverses, tight switchbacks, and brake searing descents that will have you grinning. Just don’t blame us for the bugs in your teeth! We’ll hit the local brewpub, Brewers Unions Local 180, in town to rub shoulders with the local trail builders and enjoy an English style beer. Dinner will be prepared and served by our guides back at camp with a round of Deschutes Brewery beers.

Mileage: 12-20 miles.

Day 2

The second day takes you to the crown jewel in the Oakridge castle of gems—Alpine Trail. Mountain bikers come from all over the country just to ride some of the fastest, swoopiest, loamiest dirt you can sink your knobbies into. There are several options and lengths for this ride. We can shuttle it, loop it, or add more to it to get over a 30-mile ride, if desired. We’ll finish the day at a swimming hole, surrounded by smooth, sun baked rocks on the river, with a cold beer in hand. Dinner at camp, then sweet dreams of more trails for tomorrow.

Mileage: 20-35 miles

Day 3

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!

Mileage: Varies