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Oakridge Backcountry, Oregon

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Trip Oakridge, Oregon
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$3,250 $2,850
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Ride and camp in the remote Oakridge backcountry, one of the most remote and untouched places in the PNW, on this fully guided one-day trip.

We’ve partnered with Trans-Cascadia to help share their favorite trip of the year, to one of the best mountain bike destinations in the PNW - Oakridge, Oregon! This is where it all started for Trans-Cascadia, they first explored this area in 2007, discovering a huge network of some of the world’s best mountain bike trails. The Oakridge backcountry is one of the most remote and untouched places in the PNW to bike, and luckily for you, they’ve navigated this area extensively and have put together an incredible three days of riding in an area few go. This 3-day guided Oakridge mountain bike trip features some of the best riding the area has to offer and revisits the beginnings of fabled Trans-Cascadia Mountain Bike Race. With nearly 10,000 feet of descending and plenty of other activities from paddle boarding to fishing, this 3-day guided Oakridge mountain bike trip is the trip of your dreams!

 

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Subject to change based on conditions.
  • 1
    Arrive in Oakridge, OR, at Ray’s Food Place, in time to meet the shuttle departure at 9 am. Once you get to the trails we’ll start out shuttling and pedaling! Our first day will include a proper exploration of the Lake Timpanogas complex. This area has two high alpine lakes, and some incredible riding that’s only open from late August to early October. We’ll have time to swim, fish, stand-up paddleboard and just relax.
  • 2
    Wake up at camp, get breakfast and get ready to ride. We’ll hop in the shuttle and explore the remainder of the Timpanogas complex and then make our way down the upper Middle Fork and end our day on one of the biggest descents in the Willamette, Moon Point. Once we're back at camp, fish, SUP, swim or just take a hot shower and hang out while your guides get dinner ready and the campfire roaring.
  • 3
    On day three we’ll head back into Oakridge proper where we’ll Shuttle, ALL Day LONG. We’ll accumulate a solid 10K of descending and squeeze every last bit of riding out of our weekend. We’ll end our day at Jeff Lee’s Chinese Cuisine around 8 pm for a solid meal of the best Chinese food you’ve ever had.
Trip Package Includes
  • Transportation from Oakridge to/from camp
  • Shuttles to/from/on the trail
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by a personal chef
  • Beer, cocktails, wine, Lacroix and other tasty beverages
  • Professionally guided tour of remote single track
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • MSR tent and Thermarest sleeping pad rental
  • Campfires
  • Hot showers
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Transportation to/from Oakridge
  • Mountain bike and Bike Equipment
  • Travel Insurance (we recommend World Nomads for travel insurance)
  • Canvas Tent Upgrade (see FAQ for more information)
  • Sleeping bag (rated below freezing)
  • Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information
Oakridge Oregon

Located in the Willamette National Forest, nestled next to the Umpqua National Forest, Oakridge is one of the epicenters of Oregon mountain biking, with hundreds of miles of amazing singletrack riding through the forests and hills of the Cascade Mountains. The Oakridge backcountry is a mountain biker’s paradise, filled with great flow, shuttle accessed descents, and tons of variety. The town itself is an amazing mountain bike-friendly community, too. Oakridge not only offers great amenities but access to all of these great trails right from downtown. Oakridge is located less than 60 minutes from downtown Eugene and two and a half hours from Portland. The amazing combination of mountain bike trails and the town makes Oakridge a bucket list mountain biking destination in Oregon. 

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

We will be biking, swimming and camping so sure to bring everything you need to do all of the above! Weather in this area can be generally dry and warm one minute and cold and damp the next, so we highly recommend a layering system and don't forget the rain gear! Nights are cold, so be sure to bring a sleeping bag rated at below freezing (or lower) along with a warm jacket for sitting by the campfire at night.
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FAQ
FAQ
  • What are the accommodations like?
    Trans-Cascadia will supply you with a two-person MSR tent and Thermarest camping pad. Campground fees included. Van/RV Glamping welcomed. You’ll still need to bring a sleeping bag rated for below freezing and your pillow. For those who want hotel amenities in the backcountry, Trans-Cascadia offers a luxury camp upgrade. The tent comes fully furnished with a full-size bed with a memory foam mattress, a nightstand, personal lighting and your own little room to get away. Trans-Cascadia requires a minimum of 6 to make this work and the upgrade is $1000 per person.
  • What skill/experience level is required for this trip?
    This trip is rated blue square to black diamond. Riders should be comfortable riding a mix of ground conditions, soil, small rocks and roots, as well as varying steepness. On a given day we will ascend around 3,500’ and descend around 6,000’ over the course of approximately 20 miles. Inevitably there will be slower and faster riders in each group but, from experience the differences in ability work themselves out: some will simply enjoy the view for a little longer. If needed, riders can elect to skip a day's riding or a portion of it depending on logistics. You will get more enjoyment out of any trip if you are in good physical condition.
  • What gear should I bring? Do you offer rentals?
    Please see the packing list above. The best bike for this trip will be a full suspension XC bike. All participants are required to have their bikes in excellent working order before the trip begins. Rental bikes are not available through Trans Cascadia, please inquire with evo about possible rentals.
  • Is the trip guaranteed to run?
    This trip four guests to run, please do not book travel or flights until you have confirmed your departure with Trans Cascadia.
  • What is the maximum number of guests on this trip?
    Trans Cascadia will cap this trip at 12 guests to ensure everyone gets as much riding as their heart's desire.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    Should you need to cancel for any reason, evo will default to Trans Cascadia’s following cancellation policy: For cancellations prior to 60 days before departure, a $50 fee per person is retained and the remainder of your trip cost is refunded. For cancellations 60-31 days before departure, 50% of your trip fees are refunded. For cancellations 30 days or less before departure, no refunds. Trans Cascadia must adhere to their cancellation policy, no exceptions. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment, we recommend World Nomads. Trans Cascadia Excursions reserves the right to cancel any trip. Full refunds will be made in these instances. Trans Cascadia Excursions is not responsible for non-refundable airfare.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    The Oakridge shuttle leaves promptly at 9 am from Rays Food Place. Please plan on being in Oakridge OR by 8:30 am. This is a generally very safe area but we recommend you leave your car empty of valuables while you’re on your trip.
  • What will the food be like? Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
    Trans-Cascadia partners with a number of Oregon’s Top Chefs to provide you with an incredible culinary experience throughout your trip. Carnivorous, Vegetarian and Vegan menus are available. Each morning you’ll wake up to a hot or cold breakfast of your choice. Lunch and snacks are prepared for you to take on your ride each day. After a good day of riding the bike, we’ll sit down by the table to eat a well-prepared meal with each other. The menu also includes beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst. We want to get this right, so please let us know what you’d like to see so we can make it happen.
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Best trails, best conditions, best times, best feeling I've ever had on a bike - ever.
Loris Vergier
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