What can I ride around Eugene until the weather gets better

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  • #25336

    stefan
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    Hi,

    What are some good trails/off-roads to warm up for the season around Eugene(10 15 min drive)? Nothing crazy, doubletracks are fine, something to setup the bike, improve fitness, not too wet.

    Thank you

  • #25368

    kimm2222
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    Best bet for close-in riding right now is the Ridgeline Trail in south Eugene. It’s got a lot of gravel but it’s in the woods and you can get a great workout. I do variations of it from my house near the UO and typically get 13 miles and 2,000 feet elevation gain.

    Ride up the Headwaters Trail from Martin Street to Fox Hollow then over to Dillard Road and up and over Mt. Baldy to Spring Blvd. Turn around and climb back up and return. You can do laps on the climbs for more elevation gain if you want.

    Note that there are alternate trails on the Fox Hollow and Baldy sections that are closed to bikes. And if you need any more info or directions go talk to the guys at Life Cycle Bikes—Ridgeline is their go-to after work ride.

     

    :kim

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  • #25372

    stefan
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    Thank you kimm2222, will try it.

    Anything in the North part of the city?

  • #25377

    Daniel
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    There’s the Thurston Hills trail on the east side of Springfield. I’m hoping to go ride it on Friday after a couple days of hopefully dry weather.

    • This reply was modified 4 days, 14 hours ago by  Daniel.
    • This reply was modified 4 days, 14 hours ago by  Daniel.
  • #25385

    pto
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    MTB trails at Thurston are closed due to wet, clay soils. We tuned and rebuilt a lot of the berms over the last few months and it would be good to let them set up, dry out, and harden. Heard that Willamalane plans to open the trails in June. Trailwork at Thurston on May 18, come on out!

  • #25386

    Daniel
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    Copy that, thanks for the heads up on Thurston. I think I’ll just go to Alsea Falls then.

    And I will definitely try to make it out!

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