Randy Dreiling explains how Mountain Bike Oregon (MBO) came to be. Sounds like a great concept to us here at Vital! Photos and Audio by Tim Zimmerman
Oakridge earned Silver-level Ride Center status by IMBA this year.
An IMBA Ride Center is more than just a trail network, it's a concept of community and destination for mountain bikes.
Eric Carter, first timer to MBO and stoked to offer some cornering clinics on the mountain.
The incredible trail network in Oakridge was not specifically created for mountain biking. Jon Kennedy, feeling the flow. Working it, working it.
Being a guide at MBO does not sound like a bad idea.
Whether you're a first timer or returning visitor to MBO, everything is included with your entry fee.
3 meals per day, camping, shuttles, guided rides and an incredible vibe makes MBO a perfect vacation retreat for those in the know.
Million dollar views help make Oakridge a Silver-level IMBA Ride Center.
Billy Lewis knows that MBO is a great place to try out demo bikes due to the vast amount of terrain.
Eric Porter having a blast on the shady side of the mountain with Billy Lewis.
MBO is all about bringing the community together. Organic Twitter anyone?
Best advice for the newcomer? Be prepared to ride hard and have fun!
Smooth single track, steep descents...it's all in Oakridge.
Eric Carter explains his passion for events that bring the mountain bike community together.
The local community of Oakridge is more and more excited about having mountain biking as a central focus in their town.
MBO benefits the city of Oakridge as well, as participants spend their money in the local economy.
And don't forget the beer! 5 breweries and a winery donate their tasty beverages to the MBO cause. YUM!
Oakridge, Oregon, the site of Mountain Bike Oregon. Anna Laxague, IMBA's Northwest rep describes the location.
Thanks to Mountain Bike Oregon staff and volunteers. See you next year!
Eric Carter gives some shout-outs.
The guides are volunteers, but they take their job seriously and make sure everyone has fun on the trail.
Rubbing is still racing, even in the pixie race at MBO.