The Disciples of Dirt Mountain Bike Club (DOD) boasts members from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond, but we focus our efforts within Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley, where the club was founded and the majority of our membership live and ride. Club members share a high level of passion for mountain biking and the DOD is well known within the cycling world for being stewards of our local trails and champions for improved trail access for cyclists.

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DOD is always in need of volunteers for trail work, events, communication, and more. Please sign up HERE, and tell us about your skills and interests.

DOD Trailwork Hours 2019

The 2018/2019 trailwork season has wrapped up and the numbers show that our DOD trail volunteers were a busy bunch. We started out last fall with several days on Lawler rebuilding corners and tread then moved over to Thurston Hills to finish the job we started last year. But then in February it snowed. A lot. The trees came down (in the thousands) and the mountain bike community stepped up. We Disciples along with GOATS, ATCA, and other trail groups grabbed our chainsaws and tools and got to work clearing the Oakridge and McKenzie area trails of blowdown. The task seemed overwhelming at times but our spirits held forth and bit by bit, tree by tree, we got those trails open. It took all spring to do it, but finally when summer came, we were able to put down our tools and enjoy riding bikes on our local trails again.

In the midst of the massive storm cleanup, DOD trail volunteers also came out to help build a re-route on the Middle Fork Trail at Coal Creek as part of a floodplain restoration project with the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council.

This much community effort is worth shouting about. DOD volunteers contributed close to 3,000 hours this last trailwork season, including almost 2,000 hours worked on the Willamette National Forest trails. Huge thanks to all who gave their time and energy. Our trail volunteers rock!

Middle Fork Reroute Update

The missing link of the Middle Fork Trail is about to be completed! Last spring volunteers from DOD, Transcascadia, GOATS and ATCA built a reroute around the Coal Creek crossing on the MFT as part of a floodplain restoration project. Now construction of the rest of the trail going over Coal Butte has begun. Total length of the trail will be increased to around 32 miles!

Here is an update from the Willamette Watershed Council:

We are so excited to announce that we received a grant from Travel Oregon to complete construction of the new Coal Creek section of the #middleforktrail!

With our partners at the U.S. Forest Service – Willamette National Forest Middle Fork Ranger District, we restored the Coal Creek floodplain this summer and are now moving the Middle Fork Trail out of the floodplain and adding distance to it. Our great contractors at Dirt Mechanics started work last week on the exciting new section. Stay tuned for updates!

This trail project is also possible thanks to generous funding from National Forest FoundationU.S. Forest Service and OWEB.

#trailconstruction #floodplainrestoration #habitatrestoration #middleforkwillamette #partnerships #oakridge #mtb

High Cascades Forest Volunteers Fall Training Event.

Come on out and hone your skills or learn new ones. Are you a new chainsaw or cross cut sawyer or would you like more mentoring? Would you like to learn how to manage a saw? Want to learn about power brushing? Crib wall construction? Are you a Forest Service volunteer needing CPR or first aid? If so, come join us.

Any Willamette National Forest group affiliated or new volunteer is welcome. Many groups across the forest will be involved, including GOATS, Scorpions, and Salamanders. Radio training will be offered as well, and there is one spot still available for a crosscut sharpening workshop.

Space is limited so as to allow small numbers for saw mentoring. Preference will be shown to new sawyers. No saw certifications will be offered during this training.

Coffee and danishes will be available at registration, which starts at 8 am. Make your own lunch fixings will also be available prior to 8:30 am departure for trail crews. At the end of the day, we welcome you back to the GOATS shop for a potluck and a chance to share drinks and camaraderie with fellow volunteers across the forest.
October 19th. 8-5pm
GOATS World Headquarters 76248 Industrial Parkway. Oakridge, OR.


Register now! https://tinyurl.com/Fall-Training-HCFV
Feel free to post questions or send a message.

Join The DOD

There are tons of great reasons to join the Disciples of Dirt.  Whether it’s to help protect and improve local mountain biking trail access, member rewards program or even helping cover our events. How could one argue with that!

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