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Mountain Biking in the Coast Range and West Cascades

The Willamette Valley is bookended by a pair of mountain ranges—the Coast Range to the west, and the Cascades to the east—both offering mountain bike trails through forested wilderness. The West Cascades, especially, offers world-renowned trails The International Mountain Bicycling Association has even dubbed Oakridge a gold-level destination—one of only seven areas in the world to receive the honor. So here’s how to start riding the region’s famous trails.

Suggested Rides

The mountain bike trails at Alsea Falls Recreation Site (pictured below) promise rollers, berms, rock gardens, hips, rock chutes, banked turns, and exposed root features for an exciting challenge through a lush, second-growth forest. And when you're done, check out Alsea Falls itself; the 30-foot waterfall is a genuine gem of the Coast Range.

The Oak Creek-Dimple Hill-Vineyard Mountain Loop—clocking in at just under 21 miles, with nearly 1,900 feet of elevation gain—offers a mix of road riding and mountain biking through the network of trails at McDonald and Dunn Research Forests.

The 30-foot Alsea Falls is a genuine gem of the Coast Range.

Bike Rentals

Bicycle Way Of Life is one of Eugene's most popular bike shops—and sits just a few minutes from nearby bike paths along the Willamette River. Rentals range from road and mountain bikes to trailers and car racks.

Life Cycle Bike Shop in Eugene is popular with the mountain biking crowd for its current-year rental fleets and friendly terms; adventurous riders can rent bikes for up to a week.

Bike-friendly Accommodations

The Westfir Lodge & Mountain Market is perhaps the region’s most celebrated overnight outpost in the Westfir-Oakridge area, a region renowned for its world-class mountain biking trails. Sitting at the base of the popular Alpine Trail in the Willamette National Forest, Westfir Lodge rents out gear, offers shuttle service to popular trailheads, and dishes up filling fare for a full day in the woods.

CYCLING IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Make the most of the many cycling opportunities around the Willamette Valley with this handy guide.
ROAD RIDING IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
We’ve gathered a few of our favorite rides that showcase wine country, charming communities, and the region's farms—along with where to rent bicycles and stay the night.
GRAVEL AND ROAD RIDING IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND COAST RANGE
The Willamette Valley’s lowlands are rich with low-traffic, backcountry byways, while the Coast Range offers plenty of opportunity to get off the beaten path and enjoy a mixed-terrain ride.
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