Events at Whypass

Getting to Whypass

Go to the town of Lorane, which is about 15 miles west of Cottage Grove and about 20 miles SW of Eugene.

From Eugene. Most folks prefer to take Territorial Road to Lorane. Head south on Bailey Hill Road to Lorane Highway to Territorial Road to Lorane.

From I-5 North. Drive past Eugene and take the Creswell exit (about 10 miles south of Eugene). At the freeway exit traffic light, turn right (west) onto Oregon Ave. Continue west through downtown Creswell on Oregon Ave., the road name changes to Camas Swale Rd. as you leave Creswell city limits. Later the road name changes again to Hamm Rd. After 10 or 12 miles, Hamm Road T-bones into Territorial Road just a few miles north of Lorane. Turn left (south) onto Territorial Road and proceed to Lorane. (That’s only two turns once you exit I-5: right onto Oregon Ave. and left onto Territorial Road.)

From I-5 South. Either drive north up Territorial Road from Curtin or exit I-5 at Cottage Grove and take the Cottage Grove Lorane Road.

Once in Lorane: bear west on Siuslaw River Road.

Approximately 1.4 miles west of Lorane on Siuslaw River Road (just after mile post 43), you will see a BLM sign proclaiming “Carpenter Bypass Trail System”. Turn left here onto Carpenter Bypass Road.

The Pile
After turning on Carpenter Bypass, continue 8/10ths of a mile to … the infamous Gravel Pile. This is a large gravel parking lot on the left side of the road that is sometimes partially covered by a pile of gravel used for road building. This is the bottom of the network and where some people park to start their ride.

The New Parking Lot
To start at the center of the network, head up the road another mile or so, past the Yellow Gate. The new parking lot will be on your left.

Find it on Google Maps

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Come join us to add some shine to the Whypass trails before the All Comer’s Meet. We will focus our efforts on adding banked turns to some blown out corners. Snacks and refreshments to follow. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing on trail work days to include : Hardhat (club has loaners)safety glasses, long sleeve […]

Announcing the 14th annual All Comer’s Meet hosted by the Disciples of Dirt! This is DOD’s most popular event of the year and is the officially the largest free mountain bike event in the Northwest. ACM is an all-abilities social ride and party—it is not a race. Folks will meet around 9:45 am, break into ride groups according to […]

Event Date : Sat, 03/17/2018 – 11:00am – 2:30pm Location: Carpenter Bypass Trail System The first in a series of rides oriented around getting kids of all ages out there riding mountain bikes in 2018. More details to follow as the event approaches, so check back in.