Weekly Regional Roundup

August is almost here and there’s so much trail fun to be had! We all like to keep our schedules open for things that pop up, but sometimes you’ve got to plan for the future.  If you haven’t already, sign up for the SHIFT MTB Fest! This 3-day camp out (8/16-19) on St. Helens is not to be missed. You can bank some serious trail karma, get in on guided group rides on amazing trails, eat gourmet BBQ (thanks Cyclepath!), drink tasty beverages (thanks HUB!), demo rad bikes (thanks Pivot!) and hang out with your besties.  Join us! You won’t regret it.

Now, here’s your NWTA Weekly Roundup of all the MTB-related happenings locally and a little further afield.  Check out our Community Calendar for longer range planning. We hope to see you on the trail!

*Inclusion in this list does not denote an NWTA connection; we’re here to spread the word for all our friends and partners across the region.

NOTE: Unless a group ride indicates that it is an NWTA, NW Trail Sisters or Dusty Dads & Muddy Moms ride, it is not affiliated with the NWTA.  Please be prepared to self-support on any group ride or event that you attend and be mindful of the skill level required to participate. If you’re unsure of your level, check out our skill level guide as a starting point.

Wednesday, 8/1

Trail Karma: Join the Evergreen Dirt Skirts for a midweek trail clean up party at Cold Creek followed by a BBQ at the trailhead.  More details and registration here.

Ride! Dirty Fingers Wednesday evening ladies-only ride!  Meet at Dirty Fingers in Hood River. Roll out at 5:30 sharp.  Guided tour of Post Canyon followed by drinks and chats back at the shop.

Thursday, 8/2

Ride! The heat is finally, finally abating.  Let’s celebrate with a Thursdays at the Ridge ride!  Rain dances at the kiosk would not be discouraged. Trails TBD depending on rider preference.  Meet at the Sandy Ridge trailhead at 6 and bring a light, just in case.

Ladies’ night @ the Lumberyard starting at 6.

Dirty Fingers Post n Pint!  Meet at Dirty Fingers in Hood River.  Roll out at 5:30 sharp. Guided tour of Post Canyon followed by drinks back at the shop.

Friday, 8/3

Ride! The Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival is a family friendly weekend celebration of the Southern Oregon Coast & Fat Bikes! They are highlighting the newest South Coast Fat Bike Maps and celebrating the love Oregon has for its beaches, bikes, and beer! More details and registration here.

The Portland Area Recreational Cyclists Meetup group is heading to Bend! Join them for a weekend of trail and river time.  More details and registration here.

Saturday, 8/4

Ride! Come out and join us for the NWTA August Youth Ride @ Stub Stewart! The Oregon League will be back to lead the youth ride and we’ll host a corresponding ride for the adult chauffeurs. Meet at the Hilltop Day Use Area at 10 and bring your state parks parking pass.

Ride! NWTA’s Dusty Dads & Muddy Moms group will also be out at Stub hosting a group ride for younger riders and their parents. Check out their FB group for details.

Race: Test your XC ability at the Cascade Cream Puff!  Cream Puff (100-mile) , Fritter (50-mile) and donut hole (25-mile) options available.  Oakridge is calling. Will you answer? More details and registration here.

Ride! The Banana Belt Fat Bike Festival is a family friendly weekend celebration of the Southern Oregon Coast & Fat Bikes! They are highlighting the newest South Coast Fat Bike Maps and celebrating the love Oregon has for its beaches, bikes, and beer! More details and registration here.

Ride! Join Disciples of Dirt for guided tours of the Whypass trail system.  Beer, food, soda & fundraiser raffle! All the fun will be had! More details and registration here.

Sunday, 8/5

Demo: If you’re heading north for the weekend, check out the Santa Cruz and Juliana demos hosted by Evo at Snoqualmie!

Monday, 8/6

Ride! Join River City’s Mondays of August women’s rides.  Meet at the Sandy Ridge trailhead at 10. Need a ride? Want more details? Contact River City’s Lisa Luna.

Clinic: Do your kids need something to do this week?  Check out the Lumberyard’s week-long day camps for kids ages 6-14.

Wednesday, 8/8

Ride! Dirty Fingers Wednesday evening ladies-only ride!  Meet at Dirty Fingers in Hood River. Roll out at 5:30 sharp.  Guided tour of Post Canyon followed by drinks and chats back at the shop.

Thursday, 8/9

Ride! Thursdays at the Ridge.  Trails TBD depending on rider preference.  Meet at the Sandy Ridge trailhead at 6 and bring a light, just in case.

Ladies’ night @ the Lumberyard starting at 6.

Clinic: Gladys Bikes is continuing their monthly basic maintenance clinic. It’s free! More details and registration here.

SAVE THE DATE:

8/17-19/18 – Shift St. Helens Campout

8/26/18August NW Trail Sisters ride.

09/02/18 – NWTA September Youth ride.

09/07-09/18 – NW Trail Sisters end of summer campout at Alsea Falls.  Partners welcome and coincides with Team Dirt shuttle weekend.

What’s coming up that you’re stoked about? Let us know by emailing loris@nw-trail.org.  

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