Mountain bike in Oakridge, Oregon

Nestled in the West Cascades Ecoregion, Oakridge is a former timber and logging town that is now known for world class single track trail. Cog Wild provides guided mountain bike rides, skills instruction and daily shuttles in Oakridge, Oregon from May 1 through October 31 annually.

This page has links to our main products along with travel information that will make mountain biking in Oakridge more fun: camping/ lodging, bike rentals, climate and weather.

A guide leads a group on a guided mountain bike ride near Oakridge, Oregon.

Guided Mountain Bike Rides

Guided rides are a great introduction the extensive mountain bike trail network around Oakridge.

  • For individuals, groups or families
  • Half-day, full-day and multi-day options
  • For beginner to expert riders, the guide will adjust the route based on your skill level, fitness and interests.
A mountain bike rider learns to ride a berm in Oakridge, Oregon.

Mountain Bike Skills Instruction

Our PMBI certified mountain bike coaches instruct both private lessons and pre-scheduled clinics through out the summer.

  • Group clinics or private instruction
  • Half-day or full-day
  • From beginner to experienced riders, our certified instructors will help you progress your skills and confidence.
A group of mountain bikers pose at the covered bridge at the base of Alpine Trail in Oakridge, Oregon.

Oakridge Shuttles

Get a gravity assist to the top of the trail so you can maximize downhill time and ride multiple trails in a day.

  • May 1 – October 31 (shuttles available in April and November as weather allows)
  • Daily public shuttles and custom / private options
  • Shuttles depart from various locations — see suggestions for combos.
  • Riders must be self-sufficient, guide not included
  • Starting at $25

Mountain Bike Adventures & Custom Requests

We love big adventures like Gravel Bike Tourscamping on the Umpqua River or full day beat down rides at Timpanogas, Grasshopper or Bunchgrass. Let’s plan something together.

  • Year Round
  • Custom / Private Options
  • Half Day, Full Day, Multi-day
  • Options to hire a van and a guide
  • Access mountain biking near Oakridge and across Oregon
Cross country skiers cross a snow field near Oakridge, Oregon.

Winter Recreation in Oakridge, Oregon

The outdoor fun continues from December through March with backcountry nordic ski or snowshoe tours near Willamette Pass and winter bike rides on the low elevation roads or trails around Oakridge. Pair up an adventure with a stay at our cozy Oakridge Cottage and you’ve got yourself a winter getaway.

Oakridge Office

Cog Wild Oakridge Location NEW for 2023!
48333 E. First St. Oakridge, OR 97463
(Corner of 1st & Alder, next to the Pub in Uptown Oakridge)

Traveling to ride Mountain Bikes in Oakridge?

Driving to Oakridge

Oakridge is located on the west slope of the Cascade Mountains, about 45 minutes east of Eugene Oregon. The main thoroughfare is Highway 58.

  • Portland to Oakridge: 150 miles
  • San Francisco to Oakridge: 485 miles
  • Boise to Oakridge: 315 miles
  • Salt Lake City to Bend: 650 miles

Flying to Oakridge

Oakridge has a private airport that accommodates small private planes. The closest commercial airport is in Eugene, Oregon (EUG) but there are likely more options for flights from Portland (PDX). If you are flying into Eugene, call Cog Wild to arrange a private shuttle to and from the airport for your group. You could also use Lyft or navigate the Lane County Public Transit to figure out a bus ride into Oakridge.

Willamette Mountain Mercantile, Oakridge’s only bike shop, carries Santa Cruz and Ibis Cycles rental bikes. They are a full service bike shop, offering same day service on repairs, and a variety of outdoor gear for bike and non bike related recreation. Reserve a bike here or contact the shop directly:, phone: 541-782-1800

Cog Wild does not maintain a rental bike fleet in Oakridge.

  • Check out Cog Wild’s Airbnb! Perfectly situated in Uptown Oakridge; within walking distance to the pub and local restaurants and a quick ride to the bike shop. Ride loops from the house or coast down to our headquarters to catch a shuttle.
  • Schmid Acres vacation rentals have two properties: one sleeps four and the other sleeps 8 +
  • The Lodge at Hills Creek: best for bigger groups who don’t mind being out of town.
  • Jasper Lodge: located close to Cog’s headquarters & the pub, this place can fit up to 7 people and has a huge backyard.
  • Salmon Creek Campground, east of Oakridge. Expect it to be full on weekends. First come first served, no reservations.
  • Black Canyon Campground, west of Oakridge, is a big campground with 75 sites, many along the Willamette River. Reservations can be made online.
  • Blue Pool Campground, first come first served, no reservations.
  • Tired Dog Ranch, private campground & lodging.

Cog Wild highly recommends purchasing travel insurance for your trip.

Your activity might be affected by extreme weather. Oakridge is in a temperate rain forest and will experience heavy rain in the early spring and late fall and the potential for forest fire is a new constant though late summer.

Travel insurance covers most fees if you have to cancel your trip for any reason, lost baggage, medical emergencies and broken equipment. We have partnered with Travel Guard to offer Adventure Trip Insurance. Click here to be taken directly to purchase Trip Insurance online.

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