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.
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.
Cascade Singletrack. For an extensive list of trails and trail descriptions including maps, mileage, elevation gain and difficulty ratings check out this site.
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.
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]
Trail Building Tools
Terra Tech [10% discount for DOD'ers]