April 10, 2019 at 6:32 pm #25336
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.
April 11, 2019 at 9:36 am #25368
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.
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by kimm2222.
April 11, 2019 at 11:42 am #25372
Thank you kimm2222, will try it.
Anything in the North part of the city?
April 14, 2019 at 11:34 pm #25377
April 16, 2019 at 11:40 am #25385
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!
April 17, 2019 at 6:49 am #25386
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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