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    The Summer Ride Fest 04' _Oakridge-OR

    The Summer Ride Fest
    When: July 15th and 18th, 2004
    Where: Oakridge, Oregon

    Hosted by Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life Cycling Team and The Disciples Of Dirt Mountain Bike Club.

    This is your chance to get together with friends from all over the northwest and beyond. Enjoy some of the best riding Oregon and the Northwest have to offer. Be it Mountain Bike, Road Bike, Freeride or Downhill Oakridge has it. The Mountain and Road bike tours will all be guided and supported by local riders.
    For the Freeride and Downhill rides Willamette Pass is a short 30 minute drive, we may have an outdoor Free Ride park in place, watch for more information to follow.

    No matter your taste or your ability we have put together a collection of awesome rides for the weekend to meet everyone's needs. Then on Saturday night sit back and relax with your fellow riders, have a burrito, tell stories about the ride and enjoy the local commodore between cyclists from all over.

    This year we will also be offering a Beginner Mountain bike clinic and ride on Saturday.

    The Rides

    Mountain Bike Rides
    Thursday: Intermediate and Advanced rides
    Trailhead Coffee House: 1:00 PM

    Friday: Intermediate and Advanced rides
    Trailhead Coffee House: 11:00AM

    Saturday: The Ultra, The Classic, The Elementary, and Apprentice
    Trailhead Coffee House: 8:00AM
    The Ultra, a 60 plus mile adventure, Time to Climb but get ready for your reward with miles of awesome singletrack descending.
    The Classic, 35-mile quest with great singletrack trail, enjoy the climbs, the views and the descents.
    The Elementary Ride, an 18-mile group style ride, take all day and enjoy some beautiful singletrack.
    The Apprentice Ride, Morning Mountain Bike Clinic and then 10 miles of easy to moderate trail with experience guides to answer all your questions.

    Sunday: 9:00AM at Trailhead Coffee House
    Hone up on your technical skills and get ready for a fun adventure down the Bunchgrass trail, with a combination of fast singletrack, un-rideable switchbacks and cliff side singletrack where you loose 100’ in elevation in 100’ of trail, this is a true test of ones skills. 20 miles of excellent riding from Bunchgrass Mtn down to Oakridge with an elevation gain of 2500’ and loss of 4000’. This ride is only open to the intermediate rider and above.
    For a mellower finish to the weekend join the group out for a casual group ride on either Larison Creek or Larison Rock trails, while these rides has some climbing you will be rewarded with some great singletrack and a dip in the creek.



    Road Bike Rides
    Saturday: Aufderheide Scenic Byway.
    Red Covered Bridge in Westfir: 8:00AM-10:00AM
    With a 100k and 200k option, Riders can challenge themselves with a long gradual climb followed by a short steep climb through classic old growth national forest on a quiet 2 lane road.

    Westfir marks the beginning of the Aufderheide National Forest Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19), we will start and finish at the 180-foot Office Bridge, Oregon’s longest covered bridge. Then follow the "Wild and Scenic" North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette through The Gorge, a twisting canyon lined with 1,000-foot-high rocks with a rest stop at Constitution Grove, a 200-year-old-growth forest, before a challenging 2 mile climb up to Box Canyon. Where the turn around point for the Metric Century will be, as well as a second rest stop.

    If you continue on to the 200k Mark, you will be rewarded with a fun, fast, twisty descent along the South Fork of the McKenzie River turning into a rolling route along Cougar Reservoir to Cougar Dam with a final descent down to Delta Campground and the 100k mark and the turnaround point, with a rest stop. For the return trip home be ready for a challenging climb back up from Delta Campground. Make sure to watch for Deer, Elk, and the occasional Oregon Bobcat as the road ascends back along Cougar Reservoir and the South Fork of the McKenzie River back to Box Canyon. The descent back into Westfir is rolling but mostly downhill along the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.

    Downhill and Freeride Park (The park is pending approval-check before coming)
    Spend the day at Willamette Pass on their new downhill runs. Push yourself to new speeds, get major air and hangout with your friends. Then at The Westfir Outpost challenge yourself or your friends to some North Shore style freeriding. This non-competition playground will be open at 3:00PM and open to all riders willing to huck themselves towards the earth. The cost to enter the park will be $5.00. Then stick around to see the best of the Willamette Valley put on a Freeride show and show everyone how it is done.

    Trek Demo
    This year we will also have the Trek Bicycle Demo fleet available. This is your option to come out and check out the bikes and talk to Trek about your options. You will be able to ride them under real riding conditions. Both road and mountain bikes will be available.

    The racing Scene: The Mountain Bike State Championships in Oakridge are the same weekend.
    July 16 Hill Climb; registration 5pm-race6pm at "THE WALL"
    July 17 Dirt Crit/Short Track reg4pm-race5pm Old Mill site, Oakridge Industrial Park (OIP)
    July 18 Cross Country starts at High School registration 8am-race sport and beg 10am...rest classes 11am

    Registration:
    Mountain Bike
    Thursday: Trailhead Coffee House: 12:30 AM
    Friday: Trailhead Coffee House: 10:30 AM
    Friday: Trailhead Coffee House: 6-9 PM
    Saturday: Trailhead Coffee House: 6:30-8:00 AM
    Sunday: Trailhead Coffee House: 7:30-9:00 AM

    Road Bike
    Saturday: Trailhead Coffeehouse: 6:30-8:00 AM & the Red Covered Bridge, Westfir: 7:30-9:30 AM.

    Camping & Staging area
    Staging & Camping with showers at The Westfir Outpost approximately 10 minutes from Oakridge. From I-5 take hwy 58 East for approx. 35 miles and turn south on LaDuke Road. Follow LaDuke Road approximately 3 miles to The Westfir Outpost on the right. From East of Oakridge take hwy 58 approx. 4 miles west of Oakridge and turn on LaDuke Road and head for The Westfir Outpost. Approximate travel from Eugene, 45 minutes.

    Ride information: All rides will be minimally marked with ribbon, there will be maps available. All riders should be able to find a suitable pace between lead and sweep guides. Weather can vary this time of year from hot and dry to cold and rainy, BE PREPARED. There will be water and snacks available for all rides. There are few bail-out options so be prepared to go the distance without the support if needed.

    Make checks payable to Richard Sweet / Helmets are required at all times you are on your bike.
    Registration Information

    Name: ______________________________________

    Address: _____________________________________

    City: ________________ State: _____ Zip: _________

    Phone: (home) ________________ Phone: (work) ________________

    E-mail: _____________________________________

    Age: _____ (under 18 must have parent present at registration)

    Thursday: Short _____ Long _____
    Friday: Short _____ Long _____

    Saturday: (only one)
    The Ultra ______ The Classic ______ The Elementary ______ The Apprentice Ride ______

    Road: 100k _____ 200k _____

    Sunday:
    Short _______ Long (intermediate or higher) ______

    Camping: Thursday Night ______ Friday Night ______ Saturday Night ______

    Fee structure:
    1 ride (road or Mtn) $15.00
    Camping: 1 night only $7.00

    Weekend of Riding: $30.00
    Weekend of Camping: $10.00 at The Westfir Outpost
    Burrito Dinner Party: $10.00 (included in Weekend of riding)

    Can food Donation for the Community of Oakridge Bring 3 or more cans of food and receive a $5.00 discount off your weekend registration.

    For more information contact Richard Sweet at [email protected] or call 541-334-6449. Mail registrations to: -- The Summer Ride Fest, 1456 McKinley Court, Eugene OR 97402-- Registrations must be received by July 12th or you will have to register again at the event, mail registrations received after July 12th will be returned to sender.
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    here's a little taste of Oakridge trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    here's a little taste of Oakridge trails
    Hey... there's that tree again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Hey... there's that tree again...

    --Sparty

    And it sure is happy to see you. It must have big roots (feet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydown
    And it sure is happy to see you. It must have big roots (feet).

    What the heck are you talking about?? must be some sorta inside joke......
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    Smile Nice tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    here's a little taste of Oakridge trails

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    Hey Sparticus, lets see your tree.
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    Here's my shot of the famous tree...

    Quote Originally Posted by lef-t
    Hey Sparticus, lets see your tree.


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    Wish I could go...

    ... but I'm going to have to miss the Fest again. Last year I missed it because I was recuperating from a rear ender accident (in my car, not on a bike, thank goodness). I vowed I'd make it this year, come hell or high water.

    But whaddayaknow? A month ago I got rear ended again, this time about a 30 mph impact. Looks like recovery may go better than last year due to more aggressive treatment, but I'll have to stay off the bike through yet another summer.

    I swear, next year I'll make it. Note to self: remove giant magnet from trunk of car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    ... But whaddayaknow? A month ago I got rear ended again, ...
    WHATUP, DUDE?!?! That's just not right! After all, you are the Glowmeister... you should have flashing lights and reflectors and all sort of attention getting devices attached to the back of your car.

    Tell you what -- come down for RideFest anyway and do some day hikes, some swimmin', some post-ride in-camp hangin' wit yo peeps and such.

    It'll be fun, yeah. We misses ya, Glowby. Do come.

    --Sparty

    P.S. Can you believe it was barely over a year ago that we did our Owyhee BOB tour? Damn, that was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    WHATUP, DUDE?!?! That's just not right! After all, you are the Glowmeister... you should have flashing lights and reflectors and all sort of attention getting devices attached to the back of your car.

    Tell you what -- come down for RideFest anyway and do some day hikes, some swimmin', some post-ride in-camp hangin' wit yo peeps and such.

    It'll be fun, yeah. We misses ya, Glowby. Do come.

    --Sparty

    P.S. Can you believe it was barely over a year ago that we did our Owyhee BOB tour? Damn, that was fun.
    Heck, Globee, you could drive the shuttles and supply rigs for us! COME ON DOWN!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy©®™
    Heck, Globee, you could drive the shuttles and supply rigs for us! COME ON DOWN!!
    Hmm... I could do that. It would be nice to get down there and check out the scene.

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    Here's another one

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    Good job! So much fun to be had

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    Oregon Summer Ridefest-THIS WEEKEND!!!!! July 15-18

    Just wanted to remind everyone one last time about the oregon Ridefest festivities this weekend in Oakridge. Lotsa great riding and other bike related fun, so if you're gonna be in the area, or want to get a taste of some of the best riding in Oregon, come on out to Ridefest. Info up top of page. later, Sasquatch

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    Cool-blue Rhythm This is going to be one fun weekend of riding

    Time to have, time to ride the bike, time to party, it's the perfect time.

    Subject: Summer riding in Oakridge, Oregon



    Summer is in full swing and riding is at its best in the Northwest. The racing season has been long, hard and fast for everyone, and we still have more to go.



    July in Oakridge is the perfect month for all aspects of cycling, offering some of the best road and mountain biking in the Northwest. With Willamette Pass open and running the Gondolas the downhill season is in full swing, the paved routes leaving the area are pristine with little to no traffic on good paved roads and the cross country trails are some of the best you will find in the world.



    With all this awesome riding available to us in one place we have put together some great riding opportunities. The Summer Ride Fest 04' and the Oregon State Mountain Bike championships.



    Both events take place July 15th -19th in Oakridge. The Summer Ride Fest 04' in its second year has expanded to offer something for everyone, road, x-country, downhill, freeride (cancelled) and beginner rides. The Oakridge State MTB has racing going on Saturday with a hill climb and short track and the cross country on Sunday.



    Summer Ride Fest Schedule:

    Thursday and Friday: Guided intermediate to advanced Mountain Bike rides and self guided road rides with directions.

    Saturday: Beginner MTB clinic and ride, guided intermediate to Epic (by Cascade Cream Puff finishers) Mountain Bike rides and guided/supported road rides (100k-200k).

    Sunday: Guided intermediate and advanced Mountain Bike rides and self guided road rides.

    Willamette Pass will be open all weekend for downhilling.

    Saturday: Burrito feed and raffle after 4:00pm at the Westfir Outpost, awesome live music after 7:00pm.



    Clif Bar has supplied energy products for all the rides at the Summer Ride Fest, bars and gels. Trek will be setting up on Friday and Saturday for people to test ride road and/or mountain bikes during the rides. Come on down to the Trailhead Coffee House Friday for Pub night with great pizza and beer.



    For information on The Summer Ride Fest contact Richard at [email protected] and for information on the State MTB contact Randy at [email protected]



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