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If you have any questions or concerns about anything DOD related please visit our Contact page.
DOD Waiver and Release of Liability
Now that the DOD is an official IMBA chapter, we have certain legal obligations. One of these obligations is to make sure anyone attending a DOD sponsored ride or event signs a waiver and release of liability. We'll have forms to sign at all future events but you can also download the yearly form below, sign it, bring it to the next DOD ride and be covered for all rides for the rest of the year. Thanks for not whining too much about having to do this.
Directions to Whypass
Whypass is a network of singletrack trails built by the DOD near the town of Lorane, OR. The trails are not yet marked and it can be very confusing if you haven't ridden there before. It's recommended that you go with someone who knows the area for your first time out. Note: bringing beer for your guide(s) will (almost) fully guarantee your not getting lost in the maze.
Map of Whypass
Please be aware that this map of the Carpenter Bypass Trail System (aka Whypass) while reasonably accurate, is not a final and definitive representation of the trail network. It is a compilation of GPS tracks from 2010 since which time several trails have been wiped out by logging projects. We have made an effort to edit out all of the trails lost due to logging but there may still be one or two lines remaining on the map that have been decommissioned or rerouted.
Note: All trails falling outside of the blue quadrants are unofficial trails on private land and are not monitored by the BLM. Ride these trails at your own risk. In addition, trails on private land may be subject to seasonal or permanent closure at any time.
The Etiquette of Riding Trails in the Mud
Why certain trails should be avoided when wet, while other trails can be ridden year round.
Read about it here.
Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups
A comparison of impact to trails by hikers, bikers and equestrians.
Read the article here.
Trail Descriptions and Conditions
Middle Fork Ranger District Trails. The USFS Willamette National Forest site has a clickable map with trail descriptions and campground locations.
Middle Fork Trail Conditions. For the latest updates on trail and road conditions or closures in the MF Ranger District. inludes links to road cams and forest fire information.
MtbProject. Created in partnership with IMBA, mtbproject is a trail wiki with detailed decriptions and photos not just of local trails but trails everywhere. If you have great beta on your favorite ride, consider sharing it on this site.
Cascade Singletrack. For an extensive list of trails and trail descriptions including maps, mileage, elevation gain and difficulty ratings check out this site.
Associated Groups and Other Useful Links
Mountain Bike Organizations
Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA)
Trips for Kids—CAT
Races and Events
Mountain Bike Oregon (MBO)
Local Bike Shops
Life Cycle Bike Shop [15% discount with current DOD/IMBA membership card]
Rainy Peak Bicycles [15% discount with current DOD/IMBA membership card]
Hutch’s [10% discount with current DOD/IMBA membership card]
Bicycle Way of Life [10% discount on repair services with current DOD/IMBA membership card]
Trail Building Tools
Terra Tech [10% discount for DOD'ers]