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Choose Your Own Experience at MBO

June 23-26, 2022

Mountain Bike Oregon is the world-renowned mountain biking festival featuring three days of riding Oakridge & Westfir’s IMBA Gold Level designated trails. MBO offers seven different ride packages for varying degrees of riding ability & speed, so read on to choose your festival package carefully.

MBO Ride Packages

Choose Your Ride Package Now

You'll reserve your ride package when you register for MBO.
 
Choose wisely, we can not guarantee you can switch your package.
 
Click for Trail Descriptions

Package #1: Bootcamp

Sponsored by:
Diamondback
Designed for those who love to ride FAST! Package #2 features the same trails for those who aren't as concerned with speed.
 
Trails:

  • Alpine Trail – 14.4 miles – Friday
  • The Double – 18 miles – Saturday
  • The Triple – 13 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 19,300 of descending
  • 4,250 of climbing
  • 45.4 miles
Package #2: Basic Training

Sponsored by:
Gore Ware
Same trails as Bootcamp, but is for those new to Oakridge trails or are not focused on speed.
 
Trails:

  • The Triple – 13 miles – Friday
  • The Double – 18 miles – Saturday
  • Alpine Trail – 14.4 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 19,300 of descending
  • 4,200 of climbing
  • 45.4 miles
Package #3: Fun Junkie

Sponsored by:
Norco Bicycles
Designed for those who want a fast & fun experience. The thrilling descents are perfect for those looking for something outrageous.

 
Trails:

  • Grasshopper (might change) – 15 miles – Friday
  • Alpine – 14.4 miles – Saturday
  • The Double – 18 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 15,700 feet of descending
  • 5,400 feet of climbing
  • 47.4 miles
Package #4: Amped Up

Sponsored by:
Propain

The only e-bike friendly package, but all riders are welcome! Designed to offer features plenty of excellent descents and some climbs to keep you honest.
 
Trails:

  • Dead Larison – 20 Miles Dead Mountain/Larison Creek) – Friday
  • ATCA – 25+ miles – Saturday
  • Lawler – 7.4 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 15,350 feet of descending
  • 6,100 feet of climbing
  • 52.4 miles
Package #5: Defibrillator

Calling all riders! Enjoy a variety of technical and flowy trail that’ll surely make your heart skip a beat or two.
 
Trails:

  • Lost Creek – 16.5 miles – Friday
  • Lower Middle Creek – 14 miles – Saturday
  • Dead Salmon – 14-18 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 8,100 feet of descending
  • 6,150 feet of climbing
  • 45+ miles
Package #6: Rocket Ship

Sponsored by:
Endura
Perfect for those who love techy and steep trails but aren't as focused on speed! Although this features the least amount of climbing, you’ll still need plenty of endurance.
 
Trails:

  • Shoot the Moon – 21 miles – Friday
  • Alpine – 14.4 miles – Saturday
  • Hardesty – 6.25 miles– Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 14,327 feet of descending
  • 3,787 feet of climbing
  • 42.8 miles
Package #7: Moon Lander

Sponsored by:
Propain

Perfect for those who want out of this world! Similar to Rocket Ship, but for those looking for more speed. 
 
Trails:

  • The Double – 18 miles – Friday
  • Shoot the Moon – 21 miles – Saturday
  • Alpine – 14.4 miles – Sunday

Three-Day Total Stats:

  • 17,962 feet of descending
  • 4,387 feet of climbing
  • 53.4 miles
mountain bike ride

Ride Package Important Details

Package changes during the event:
Single-day or full-day package changes will not be available once the event is underway. We know things happen, so we may be able to address any package changes on a case-by-case basis.

We offer ride packages for a variety of riders:
Choose your package to accurately match your riding level. The goal is to ride with similar riders and enjoy every day on the bike.

You are riding 3 days:
Trail descriptions, technical level, and grunt factors are based on a single ride in moderate summer weather conditions. Higher temperatures and riding multiple days will increase riding difficulty. When reserving your package, make sure you’ll be able to complete three full days of riding.

Disclaimer:
If a package does not fill to capacity prior to the event, MBO reserves the right to combine pods. We will reach out to you and discuss your options.

MBO Trail Descriptions

Learn about the specifics of each trail offered at Mountain Bike Oregon.
Most trails are geared towards intermediate to advanced riders with only a few options for advanced beginners.

Distance: 14.4 miles

Technical: 2 (speed, narrow tread)

Grunt: 2 (sustained climbs)

Descending: 5000’

Climbing: 1900′

Oh glorious Alpine! Known as the Crown Jewel, this is one wicked trail. A combination of every pleasure known to mountain biking – you can’t not love Alpine. Buff and narrow singletrack is the name of the game. Vast views, tight corners between 400 year old trees, high speed railing on steep side slopes; Alpine delivers. 

The trail is not highly technical, however there are many distractions for the eye and mild exposure. Everyone – from relative newbies to seasoned pros – love to roll tires on Alpine. It’s a ridiculously fast and fun ride.

Distance: 25 + miles.

Technical: 3 (Speed, Narrow, Exposure, tight)

Grunt: 5

Descending: 6950’

Climbing: 3600’

This is a big ride… Alpine – Tire Mountain – Cloverpatch – Alpine

Alpine Trail may be known as the “Crown Jewel” of trails at MBO… but add Tire Mountain and Cloverpatch…then Alpine again to the second half of your ride and prepare for epic scenery, long, steep sections of climbing and descending, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Oakridge valley. You will have to work hard on this ride, but it’s worth every pedal stroke as you feast your eyes on breathtaking views of the Cascade mountains. You get a bit of all Oakridge has to offer on ATCA: Buff, fast, steep, rocky, tired legs, stunning views, and old growth. There are many fast corners, most with good sightlines, but speed can get out of hand very easily.  Bring your camera, water, and thighs…you’re going to want them all.

Distance: 6 miles

Technical: 2 (speed)

Grunt: 1

Descending: 3000’ +

Climbing: 250’ +

This trail is FAST and FUN! The first section is the actual Dead Mt. trail. A machine-built, true flow trail full of kickers & booters, flying rollers, and deep descending berms. Bring your quads. The second section is named Flat Creek. Anything but flat, this section is all downhill, and a real brake tester. Still very flowy and buff, but natural and narrow with lots of speed into some very quick turns. This trail will keep you on your toes for sure!

Distance: 32 miles

Technical: 5 (steep, rocks, roots, high exposure)

Grunt: 5 (long, a few hike-a-bike sections)

Descending: 4500’

Climbing: 1000’

If you decide to ride the entire trail, you’ll begin right above Timpanogas Lake. Middle Fork starts off rough, rugged, steep in spots and beautiful all over. It stays beautiful the whole way and rugged for most of it. It’s a classic river trail so climbs are short but steep and require a lot of effort. There are lots of roots, rocks and technical challenges with some moderate exposure in a few spots. Add a few creek crossings, and sweet river bridges, and you’ve got a party. It’s an ALL DAY ride and all day fun.

Full face helmet encouraged.

Distance: 10-14 miles

Technical: 3

Grunt: 4

Descending: 2,800′

Climbing: 1,500 – but depending on where everyone would start the trail

Specific trail and route details will be added once we can confirm this trail will be used in the Fun Junkies ride package. Grasshopper is a more remote trail with amazing descents, and some climbing of course..

Distance: 5.5 miles

Technical: 4 (speed, tights, exposure, loose, switchbacks)

Grunt: 3 (warm up climb)

Descending: 4000′

Climbing: 1100′

You get longer to warm up on Hardesty, you’ll climb for a couple of miles (mostly gravel, ½ mile trail) before you get to the meadow, and it flattens out just before the descent into the trees. This is an especially steep trail, fast and smooth with enough rocky patches and roots to keep you wide awake. There’s a ton of high-speed chicanes, jukes, and jives on this…like flying on top of the dirt. 

This trail is relatively easy to ride but takes big nerves and good skills to truly unlock the speed and thrills that lie within. The lower mile sees A LOT of mixed-use and we’ll slow folks down at the end…but please keep your eyes wide and alert for other trail users. This ride ends at the Goodman/Hardesty parking area.

Distance: 15 miles.

Technical: 5 (Extreme exposure, loose, steep, speed, rocks)

Grunt: 3 (steep)

Descending: 3800’

Climbing: 1500’

Bunchgrass’ little brother. It’s not less primitive or rugged…or less steep…it’s just shorter. Bring your bike handling skills and nerves as Heckletooth will challenge even the best. Very few clean the whole trail, but go ahead and try, just be aware of the extreme exposure and very steep grades and sidehill action at times. There are some of the best views in the area off of this one. This trail is a favorite amongst most of the trail guides. It’s one of the only trails folks gather at times to session technical sections. This is not for the beginner, but a must-ride for sure. Unavailable after damage in wildfires in 2021.

Distance:  14 miles (Ride from MBO, 24 miles)

Technical: 4 (roots, rocks, exposure)

Grunt: 3 (shuttle), 4 (no shuttle) 

Descending: 3000’

Climbing: 3000’ 

This is a technically challenging out & back trail with a slight incline on the way out. It promises miles of beautiful creekside scenery along with roots, creek crossings, rocky chutes, as well as a few uphill grunts and swoopy corners. 

Plan equal pedaling between climbing and descending sections.  This is a seriously fun fitness ride or casual out and back with plenty of opportunities to learn and session new skills.  Highly recommended if you are new to riding in Oakridge and seeking an experience to help you get your “legs” on.

Distance: 3.4 miles (2.1 mi attack, 1.3 mile casual stroll into park)

Technical: 2 (exposure, speed, tight, loose)

Grunt: 1 (shuttle)

Descending: 2200’

Climbing: 20’ (RFC 2200’)

A classic Oakridge downhill screamer with LOTS of ridgeline exposure that will keep you on your toes. The trail itself isn’t highly technical, but there are lots of visual distractions and it’s easy to let your speed get out of hand. Expect a few creek crossings, off-camber turns, lots of tight corners, and some loose rocky patches toward the bottom half of the trail. There’s a lot of steep exposure.

Distance: 5.9 miles

Technical: 4 (speed, tight, loose, switchbacks)

Grunt: 3 (short climbs)

Descending: 3,200′

Climbing: 900′

Warm up with a gravel and trail combo climb. Enjoy beautiful old growth trees and buff, flowy singletrack before hitting a brief, steep grunt up a few switchbacks, then get into some ridiculously fast, narrow, and moderately exposed singletrack. There are several tight corners and exposure but good sightlines into most. We say buff…but Lawler has enough rocks, twists, and dips that you need to have you’re A-game on to shred this one. And with the new extension, a few extra chances to get rowdy on some playful stuff.

Distance: 16.5 miles

Technical: 3 (roots, tight, loose)

Grunt: 3

Descending: 4750’

Climbing: 2500’

Looking for a true cross-country experience? Start with a 2mi climb on old road and single track (Hardesty), then Sawtooth that lives up to its name. Stiff climbs and descents happen frequently, interspersed with the occasional roots, rocks, shale, gorgeous views, and exposure. Follow that up with Lost Creek, super fun downhill, flowy in sections, techy in others. Many switchbacks. A road connector takes you to Eagles Rest/ Goodman. Predominantly downhill in the beginning and finishing with a shady, rolling creek trail.

Distance: 14

Technical: 2 (roots, loose)

Grunt: 2

Descending: 1400’

Climbing: 500’

Lower Middle Fork gives you the classic cross-country river trail ride you always hear about. It has enough creek crossings, rocks, and roots to keep you entertained without wrecking your nerves and won’t crush your soul or spirit with long climbs or all-day grinds. You have to pay attention, but it’s just a fun & scenic cross-country ride.

Distance: Various loops (8 – 12 miles) / FLAT (North) TO TECHNICAL (South) – PICK YOUR POISON

Technical: 1 (north);  4 (south: steep, roots, rocks)

Grunt: 1 (north); 3 (south)

Descending: 100’ (north); 900’ (south)

Climbing: 100’ (N); 900’ (S)

There are TWO DISTINCT and DIFFERENT trails here:

The North side of Salmon Creek has no steep ups/downs or super-technical challenges, it is a great beginner or family ride with most sections double track.

The South side of Salmon Creek will test your legs and bike handling. South Salmon is a classic technical river-style singletrack trail with a couple rough and tumble climbs and moderate exposure.

Dead Mt trail brings you to Salmon Creek when you select Dead Salmon. Whether you ride North/South will be determined by the guide captain on your ride given crowd feedback after the first trail.

Distance: 21 miles

Technical: 5

Grunt: 3

Descending: 6062’

Climbing: 487’

Shoot the moon is the combination of Upper Middle Fork and Moon Point (Youngs Rock). The day begins with the top 12 miles of the middle fork trail. This section is full of steeps, roots, rocks, and creeks to cross. Fairly technical, and a whole lotta fun. Climbs here are short but steep and punchy. The scenery in the canopy, and out in the burn is amazing. You will rest at Chucks creek (delicious water) before a short climb out, and a quick mile jaunt down the highway to reconvene at Indigo Camp, before shuttling back up to Moon Point. Moon Point gets you warmed up with a mellow climb through meadows. There is a five-minute detour to Young’s rock overlook which is possibly the best view in the state. The descending begins quickly after you return from Young’s rock and it gets fast…in a hurry! Moon Point is steep and tight in spots and wide open and ripping in others. Fun switchbacks, gorgeous meadows, and gnarly shale gardens are just a taste of the diversity in this trail. Plenty of clear-cut to look up and let off, but your brakes better work. This is ear-to-ear fun.

Distance: 18 miles.

Technical: 4 (speed, tight, exposure, loose, switchbacks)

Grunt: 3 (short climbs)

Descending: 6900’

Climbing: 2000’

Lawler: Warm up with a gravel and trail combo climb. Enjoy beautiful old growth trees and buff, flowy singletrack before hitting a brief, steep grunt up a few switchbacks, then get into some ridiculously fast, narrow, and moderately exposed singletrack. There are several tight corners and exposure but good sightlines into most. We say buff…but Lawler has enough rocks, twists, and dips that you need to have you’re A-game on to shred this one. And with the new extension, a few extra chances to get rowdy on some playful stuff.

You get longer to warm up on Hardesty, you’ll climb for a couple of miles (mostly gravel, ½ mile trail) before you get to the meadow, and it flattens out just before the descent into the trees. This is an especially steep trail, fast and smooth with enough rocky patches and roots to keep you wide awake. There’s a ton of high-speed chicanes, jukes, and jives on this…like flying on top of the dirt. This trail is relatively easy to ride but takes big nerves and good skills to truly unlock the speed and thrills that lie within. The lower mile sees A LOT of mixed-use and we’ll slow folks down at the end…but please keep your eyes wide and alert for other trail users. This ride ends at the Goodman/Hardesty parking area.

Distance: 13 miles

Technical: 3 (speed, roots, rocks, exposure)

Grunt: 1

Descending: 7400ish

Climbing: 350’

This is a fast and mixed downhill three in one: Dead Mt, Larison Rock, & Larison Rock (yes 2 times it’s so much fun!). Both trails have their own personality, but they’re each ridiculously fast fun and full of smiles. If fast, rowdy, and dropper posts are your thing, you will love The Triple!!!

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MBO – Three Days of Oregon’s Best Trails

Oakridge’s trails are so renowned they deserve a yearly festival to celebrate mountain biking and all the trails have to offer. Not sure which package to pick? Luckily MBO happens annually, so ride something different every year. Register for your spot at MBO 2022 and discover the legend of this mountain biking mecca.

Reserve Your Spot Now at Mountain Bike Oregon