Keeping Track of Trail Work

It's a new trail work season so we are starting over keeping track of volunteer's hours. Last year Disciples of Dirt members logged almost 3,200 hours maintaining and improving our local trails and DOD garnered its second award from the USFS for dedication to trail work. Check the forum or calendar to find out about the next trail work party, and join us!

Note: If you have trailwork hours to report, please email them along with a short description of the work completed to trailwork@disciplesofdirt.org

Click on the shovel to see all of the trails our volunteers maintain.



Disciples of Dirt: The Movie

Announcing the release of Tom Lyons Media short video showcasing the Disciples of Dirt doing what we love to do ... digging in the dirt and riding bikes.



A Saturday Singletrack and Silver Screen Social

Ride Bikes, Watch a Movie and Win a Diamondback Bike

Saturday, February 22nd: Spend a fun day riding bikes, watching a movie and socializing with the Disciples of Dirt (DOD) and the Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS). All proceeds from this event go to supporting our local trails.

We'll start the day off with an early ride over to the Ridgeline Trail and back, then head into the David Minor Theater to eat, drink, socialize and watch the movie, Reveal the Path. Prior to the movie showing, awards will be presented to a couple of folks in the mtb community who have given their time to causes outside of riding and digging. The afternoon culminates with a raffle drawing for a Diamondback Haanjo bike and other great prizes donated by our sponsors. Note: Secure bike parking will be provided at the event.

In conjunction with the movie, Ninkasi Brewing will host Pints for a Cause all afternoon at The David Minor Theater with $1.00 from every pint sold going to your two favorite trail steward organizations, DOD and GOATS. The benefit continues into the evening over at Ninkasi Brewing's tasting room in the Whit.

For more details about the schedule and a description of Reveal the Path check the DOD calendar.



All Comers ... All Good

DOD's annual event draws the biggest crowd ever!

Smiles, old friends, new faces, crisp air, nervous energy and a sublime chaos surrounded the staging area for the tenth annual Disciples of Dirt All Comers Meet just before riders sped off into the mist to find the trails of Whypass and see how much fun they could unlock.

With 300 riders, dense fog giving way to sunshine and melting frost ACM X was far and away the biggest and rowdiest All Comers Meet of all time. It's astounding, awesome and humbling to think that what began as a small band of mountain bikers has grown into, truly, the premiere free mountain bike event in the pacific northwest. What started with a couple dozen folks huddled around a tailgate and a six pack after a few miles has turned into a destination event with folks from several different states, all manner of abilities/riding styles, vendors, demo fleets, hot food and a six tap beer wagon!

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Oakridge Rocks

Riding and digging with DOD and GOATS

Local photographer and videographer Chad Sageser created this video showcasing the work and fun times of the Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS) and the Disciples of Dirt.



Bikes, Bonfires, Birthdays ... and Barbie

October 25th—27th, Sisters, Oregon

 

On a sunny October weekend near Camp Sherman members and friends of the Disciples of Dirt hailing from all over Oregon and Washington came together for the 19th annual Fall Barbie Camp. Camped beside Lake Creek in the wide open woods of Central Oregon, the 60 or so attendees spent a fun weekend eating, drinking and riding bikes. Saturday's group ride on the Metolius Windigo (Trail 99) afforded the mountain bikers their first glimpse of an area newly charred by last year's Pole Creek fire. What had once been a thriving Ponderosa forest has become an open landscape of black and silvery tree snags revealing giant views of the snow-capped Three Sisters. 
 
The gathering Saturday night featured the usual amazing potluck, beer provided by our sponsor Ninkasi, and socializing around the giant bonfire. Davey's birthday was celebrated, the Barbie Bike was raffled off ... and folks hung out until the wee hours of the next morning. You can read more about the weekend and see more photos on the Ride Forum. And be sure to put the 20th anniversary of Fall Barbie Camp (October 24-26 2014) on your calendars!


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