Oregon MTB Community Summit

The renewed Oregon Mountain Bike Community Summit will be held in Bend Oct. 28th and 29th. The event is focused on bringing the off-road cycling community together to learn, build relationships and find solutions to the challenges in developing and maintaining our sport and trail networks around the state.  Recreation, conservation and planning leaders are invited to attend, along with policy makers and trail advocates. Join us for a day of education, networking and sharing best practices to shape the future of the most sustainable trails in Oregon.

This event will be held in concert with the Oregon Trails Summit which will be Friday, October 27th and will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon.  Online registration is now closed, but you will be able to register at the event.  A full schedule can be found here!

This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance, Trans-Cascadia, Northwest Trail AllianceBesides our presenting sponsors this event wouldn’t be possible without generous support from Travel Oregon, Progressive Trail DesignGU Energy, Smith Optics, Dakine, Stan’s No Tubes, Bikeflights, Chris KingHumm Kombucha, Backporch Coffee Roasters and Mother’s Juice Cafe.

October 28th

9:00-9:10 Welcome and logistics

9:15-10:10 Session Panel 1: Strengthening existing access and addressing overuse

10:15-11:15 Session Panel 2: Recreational immunity and risk management

11:20-12:10 Mountain bike organization updates from around Oregon

12:10-1:00 Networking lunch (provided)

1:05-2:10 Session Panel 3: Gender roles, equity and inclusion within mountain biking

2:15-2:45 Session Panel 4: Oregon Timber Trail: Beyond the concept, a story of collaboration

2:50-3:15 Session Panel 5: Expanding beyond the core: Membership engagement strategies

3:15-3:30 Break

3:35-5:00 IMBA’s relationship with the mountain bike organizations of Oregon: A conversation with IMBA Executive Director David Wiens

5:00-5:10 Closing and evaluation

5:15-7:00 Group social event at 10 Barrel Brewing

October 29th

9am-12pm  The next steps for Oregon mountain biking:  Special breakout session to collaborate on the creation of a state-level mountain bike organization (please note this will be held at the Environmental Center)


For any questions or if you wish to support the event, please contact mattheww@nw-trail.org