Non-Guided Oakridge MTB Camping Trip – Cog Wild
August 1 - 3, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Meet us at Cog Wild Headquarters at 9 a.m. or at Black Canyon campground at 11 a.m. Contact us for details.
Riding Distance: 50 – 75 miles over the three-day vacation.
Elevation: 1,200-6,500 feet
After going over the many options, we’ll get right on the trails by either riding from camp or taking a shuttle or two. Expect some steep climbs, heavenly forested traverses, tight switchbacks, and brake searing descents leading you back to camp. Your guide will show you the camp kitchen for everyone to cook their own meals to be enjoyed with a round of Deschutes Brewery beers or opt for a short drive to Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge for dinner.
Mileage: 12-20 miles.
The second day takes you to the crown jewel in the Oakridge castle of gems—Alpine Trail. We will discuss the many options and lengths for this ride: You can shuttle it, loop it, or add more to it to get over a 30-mile ride, if desired. We’ll designate a local swimming hole or drinking spot as our meeting destination to end your ride. After being shuttled back to camp, you can cook up your dinner or hit another local establishment in Oakridge for nourishment. We’ll get the campfire going to end the evening under the stars.
Mileage: 20-35 miles
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. We’ll start the day by breaking down camp and moving cars to the end of the trail in case you need to hit the road once the ride is over. Those who drove with Cog Wild from Bend will enjoy relaxing in the van on our return drive.
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