The mountain biking in Oregon the past few weeks has been wonderful! We’ve had some good rides in the high country where the views are endless and the adventure worth the effort.
Fall has arrived in earnest and the office is abuzz with excitement; in our opinion it’s the best time to ride. The forecasted rain is very welcome and riding in the rain is highly recommend, especially in Bend where it tamps down the dust and firms up our sandy soil. Heads up: keep an eye out for new downed trees that fall with the storms.
Riding in fall is a shift from the carefree days of summer. Now’s the time to throw that extra layer or rain jacket into your pack, maybe some hand warmers too. We love riding with wool base layers. Consider packing a change of clothes to get cozy quickly after the ride.
Days are shorter; think through your routes so you don’t get caught after dark or carry a light if you intend to ride at night. After the ride stop by Deschutes Pub or their popular tasting room in Bend or at the 3 Legged Crane Pub in Oakridge.
Come ride or do some trail work with us this fall. Read on for information about two upcoming trail work and play opportunities with Oakridge Trails Alliance, a note on operations in Bend and Oakridge and an invitation to bring your young kids to the Discover Nature Festival in Bend this weekend.
Fall Trail Work and Play Opportunities
Have you heard about Oakridge Trails Alliance (OTA)? It’s the combination of the former GOATS and ATCA trail work organizations and the new name in town for trail work. The OTA is taking action on trail work around Oakridge this fall with regular work parties and a couple weekend “ride and dig’“ events with the local guide & shuttle outfits.
Cog Wild is excited to partner with OTA for a weekend of brushing and shuttling on Moon Point on September 30 and October 1. The event is free, registration is required and limited, so sign up soon. Find out more and sign up here.
Transcascadia is hosting one of their infamous trail work parties on Alpine Trail the following weekend, October 5-8. Find out more and sign up here.
We’re fully operational in both Bend and Oakridge through the end of October (even into November as the weather allows). Join Kenny’s Flow clinic in Oakridge on September 30 or Lev’s Level 2 session in Bend on Mondays in October. Hire a guide to show you something new or jump on one of our regular shuttles.