What we're about

This is a group for people who get excited to explore backwoods, backroads and backcountry by bike, ski / board and foot . Everything from resort days at Bachelor for ski/board (and MTB in summer) to backcountry and bike tours and backpacks. Lets get together for map meetings and plan adventures and post multi day events and rides.


1) Select hikes/events at your ability level (or below)
2) You are responsible for any water/electrolytes, snacks, etc. you might need
3) If your want to leave the event early, please let the organizer know

Participants are solely responsible for their regular and emergency meds, including, importantly for food, plant and sting allergies, whether or not they have a history of such allergies.

Waiver of Liability: As a Meetup organizer, I'm an unpaid volunteer. While I always try to ensure a safe and enjoyable outing for everyone, by signing up for this event you assume full responsibility for your own health, safety, and well-being for its entire duration, including while traveling to and from both the meeting place and destination.

Upcoming events (3)

ORIENTEERING - All levels event - Workshop, Clinic and Race

Willamette Mission State Park

Orienteering is a race where you need to use a map and compass to find waypoints to complete the course. It's is a combo. of maps, hiking and trail running. I'm a beginner and interesting in getting a team together. Seems like a great way to hone the navigation skills and get some exercise in. Using a map, you choose a route between points marked on the map, and return to the finish line in the shortest amount of time. The route between each point is not specified, and quick navigation decisions are the essence of the sport. More advanced competitors usually run the course solo, while beginners often go out with a group. Either way, complete the course at one's own pace, and everyone gets the satisfaction of finding their own unique route. Intermediate skills workshop 10:00 am - 10:45 am Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm Beginner clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed Intermediate workshop: Contours - 10:00 to 10:45 am Course starts anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm All courses close at 3:00 pm Registration will come to $10.00 per person. Payable at the event. Event Details - http://www.croc.org/events/2019/6/23/willamette-mission-state-park Orienteering Info - https://orienteeringusa.org/

Ride the Rim! Crater Lake camping and rim ride

Mazama Campground


The Rim Drive will be closed for bikes only on Sat. Sept 14. Its a semi-supported event with food, aid and repair stations (but there is NO entry fee!). You can bring any bike to this ride - Gravel, Road, MTB, Commuter (although it's a lot of up and down and you will want some gears). I've reserved a campsite for up to 4 people at Mazama and you can ride to the event from the campground. Camp from Friday night (check in after 4) to Sunday AM (check out at 11). If everyone is up for it we can do a Dutch Oven meal plan - I'll do a meal plan, bring the dutch ovens and do the shopping for Sat night dinner and Sunday breakfast. The RSVP list is set for 4 and it will fill upon pmt. of the $16.00 to cover the campground reservation. But if the RSVP fills up, just get on the wait list and we will get an additional site. Register for the ride (no fee) here - http://ridetherimoregon.com/

Multi Surface Bike Ride - Three Peaks of the Capitol Forest

This is an organized, no fee event. Requires a Gravel bike or hardtail mountain bike. Spots are limited to 60 so sign up ASAP if it looks cool to you. Its up in Olympia, WA. I'm thinking to drive up night before and motel it. The final stage of the 2019 Cascade Triple Crown is a one-day ride exploring the three peaks of the Capitol Forest, just outside Olympia, Washington. The route was curated by local member Tim Smith, who knows this forest like the back of his hand. The course showcases the best and hardest climbs the forest has to offer. With a bit of single track and a few local, neighborhood hiking trails, the finale of our year-long series is a showcase of everything we love most about riding in the PNW. Riders will start the day by meeting at Bread Peddler for coffee and snacks before departing. Riders should plan to arrive to the cafe by 9 a.m. with a planned departure at 9:45 a.m. The route will be 75 miles of forest climbing, taking you over 7,300 feet of elevation gain offering scenic views. You’ll want to pack enough snacks for 5-7 hours of ride time and be prepared to fix mechanicals as needed. This ride will not offer support or aid stations. Riders will enjoy the reward of a self supported ride through this challenging and epic forest. Must RSVP here - https://ti.to/rapha-seattle/cascade-triple-crown More details - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_oYLULQEkaOqA-YxpCtRSJ2g4-otIp5BuzcKPay03I8/edit PS - I'm also doing the Stage 2 overnight event on Aug. 3-4. This one leaves from Portland and is a Mt. Hood tour. Can sign up on the same RSVP link above and can learn more here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/14_d8ZFGU2_FTxcKYMUrJOb5fTDq5qAW0cyMc8WT1nig/edit

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Spencers Butte Sunrise Cardio Hike

Ridgeline Trail - Fox Hollow Trailhead

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