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  1. General Discussion
    Enter the Hood River pump track raffle for a chance to win this bike. Whether you live in the area or just want to help out a good cycling cause, here's a chance to contribute to the local cycling community and help get the Hood River Pump Track built. The proposed Hood River pump track will...
  2. General Discussion
    When the death of Ashland mountain biker John Edward Thomas Jr. was first reported late Monday, most locals assumed the 66-year-old suffered a heart attack on a favorite trail. Instead, something went tragically wrong on his ride. The section of Hitt Road Trail, a popular downhill just west of...
  3. Vacations & Destinations
    Adventure is alluring. The excitement of the unknown and the anticipation of what might happen, the siren song that seduces you to see what's around the next corner, the stories you'll tell your grandkids. Now add mountain biking to that spirited feeling. Suddenly you are flying quietly through...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Nestled on the dry side of Oregon, Bend is one of the nation's premiere MTB riding destinations. When Carson Storch was about 16 years old, he realized he was having more fun riding mountain bikes than doing anything else. So he made it his primary goal to make the sport his life focus. Today...
  5. Vacations & Destinations
    Photo by Gabriel Amadeus, Limberlost Add this new route to your cycling bucket list. The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 668-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon's diverse landscapes from the California border to the Columbia River Gorge that consists of more than 50-percent...
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    Bend's unique location provides residents access to densely forested regions, desert like terrain, and year round adventures. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. It's a beautiful place. The weather is great, you have two world class cities in close proximity (and I'm not referring to San...
  7. Vacations & Destinations
    For a 70-mile ride with more than 6,500 feet of climbing, start at the south entrance of Crater Lake National Park (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There's a distinct feel to riding a bike through a National Park. The road surfaces are excellent...
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    Crater Lake is the deepest (and some would argue, bluest) in the United States (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Every year, cyclists flock to Crater Lake National Park intent on taking on the challenge of the ever-undulating 33-mile Rim Drive - and...
  9. Vacations & Destinations
    The beach along Floras Lake State Natural Area is perfect for fat biking (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There are so many gorgeous vistas along the Oregon Coast, it's tough to truly quantify the scope of the beauty. But for mountain bikers (and any...
  10. Vacations & Destinations
    There are 363 miles of Oregon coastline and it's free and open for all to explore (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Fat bikes typically conjure images of snowy wintertime adventure. But spinning these big wheeled steeds on the beach is an equally...
  11. Vacations & Destinations
    Hood River is one of the world's greatest locations for wind-driven water sports (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. As I sit in my RV typing this most memorable ride report, the howling wind along the waterfront of the Columbia River makes my land-bound...
  12. Vacations & Destinations
    The Columbia River Gorge has a huge variety of terrain (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge has been recognized by the U.S. Congress as a National Scenic Area. Dozens of scenic waterfalls cascade down its steep walls. The view from...
  13. Vacations & Destinations
    Red barns are a common sight along the bucolic farmland at the foot of the Wallowas (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. While refueling my RV at a gas station off I-84 in Baker City, Oregon, I looked across the valley at the towering, snow-capped peaks of...
  14. Vacations & Destinations
    The spectacular and varied terrain of the Wallowas offer myriad cycling possibilities (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Venture to the top of a summit in Oregon's Wallowa Mountains, and the views and diversity of terrain are jaw dropping. In one...
  15. Vacations & Destinations
    The 67-mile Mitchell-Service Creek Loop starts and ends in the sleepy hamlet of Mitchell, Oregon (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. There was barely a soul stirring when I rolled into the tiny hamlet of Mitchell, Oregon, on a damp Tuesday morning. With...
  16. Vacations & Destinations
    You can see millions of years of history in these colorful layers of earth (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Pedaling along the winding roads that traverse Oregon's Painted Hills is like riding back in time. You can see millions of years of history in...
  17. Vacations & Destinations
    A commanding view of Smith Rock State Park from halfway up Burma Road (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The day before heading north from Bend about an hour to ride Smith Rock State Park, my friend Jeff shared some local trail wisdom. He clued me in on...
  18. Vacations & Destinations
    This enchanting landscape where towers of volcanic ash rise out of the sage and dust of Central Oregon's high desert is a veritable Valhalla for rock climbers. The cycling is pretty good, too (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Smith Rock will always be...
  19. Vacations & Destinations
    The 11,250-foot tall Mount Hood towers above the orchards outside Hood River (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Located in the shadow of the 11,250-foot peak of Mount Hood in a lush and dense Pacific Northwest forest, the Sandy Ridge trail network...
  20. Vacations & Destinations
    In winter, it's a world class ski and snowboard destination. Come summer, Mt. Hood offers endless cycling opportunities (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The perfect bike for riding the trails that crisscross the slopes of Mt. Hood is a do-it-all...
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