Oregon State Police are looking into a fatal collision last night in downtown Oakridge (east of Eugene) that involved a man riding a bicycle and a man driving a car. The bicycle rider has died. Statement from OSP below: OSP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH INVOLVING VEHICLE VERSUS BICYCLIST – LANE COUNTY (PHOTO) News Release from Oregon … Read more
Foresty.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Oakridge might be one of the premiere mountain biking destinations in the country; but did you know that there’s also lots of fun to be had on a road bike in that neck of the woods? On Saturday, I joined about 100 other lucky riders for the first-ever Tour of Aufderheide, … Read more
A view of the Cascades from Bunchgrass Ridge Trail.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Just back from a long weekend in Oakridge, Oregon — “the mountain biking capital of the Northwest”. Over five years ago I proclaimed (jokingly) that I wanted to move there and now I’m wondering why it’s taken me so long to return. Oakridge … Read more
Due to troubles finding a reliable wi-fi signal in Oakridge, I wasn’t able to post as many stories as I had hoped from Mountain Bike Oregon. I’ve put together a special coverage page and I just finished uploading and organizing all my photos.
A welcome sight for mountain bikers.(File photo) If Oakridge had an unofficial base camp for mountain biking adventurers, it would be The Trailhead. This aptly named cafe is right at the start of Main Street in Oakridge (which is actually a highway), and I couldn’t think of a better welcome to town.
Camping on the banks of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.(File photo) The quality of riding in Oakridge can be illustrated in many ways. One of them is by the success of Mountain Bike Oregon. The first MTB Oregon was held in 2005 and was attended by 38 hearty soles. Founder Randy Dreiling says … Read more
On Alpine Trail.(File photo) Just finished my first day of riding down here at Mountain Bike Oregon in Oakridge. The trails are out of this world and my tent is set up mere feet from the rushing of the green-blue Willamette River (and just a few yards from the beer garden). I left Portland (very) … Read more
(File photo) Tonight I’m off to Oakridge, Oregon (“The center of Oregon recreation”) to take part in Mountain Bike Oregon. The event promises three full days of riding on what I’ve heard are some of the best trails anywhere in the country. I’ll join about 150 other folks at a rustic camp along the Willamette … Read more