For years Randy Dreiling had kicked around the idea of starting a mountain bike tour company. Finally, in 2002 as Oakridge started to be recognized as a mountain biking destination, the time seemed right. Randy moved to Oakridge and started Oregon Adventures, conducting small tours limited to 12 people. But he had a much bigger vision—he knew that with the right support, a mountain bike event in Oakridge could be a great success.
After years of trying to sell people on how great Oakridge was, Randy knew what he needed to do to make this dream a reality. He got an event promoter on a bike in Oakridge, and the rest is history. In 2005, the two companies formed a partnership to launch Mt. Bike Oregon, a weekend mt. bike dream vacation. In 2010, Randy became the sole owner of MBO. He credits co-foudner Porter Child of Good Sport Promotion (and staff) with being the important foundation the event needed to grow to where it is today.
The very first Mountain Bike Oregon had on ly 34 riders - that meant there were more guides than riders. But the riders from over 10 states had a blast, and went home and told all their friends. The MTBR website was flooded with buzz about Mt. Bike Oregon and the news of this awesome new event spread like wildfire.
In 2006, the event came into its own and sold out with 300 riders from 20 states. In 2007 we added a second weekend, but we are committed to always keeping our numbers small. Mountain Bike Oregon is special because of the community that comes together to ride, and we want to preserve that awesome atmosphere. We also believe it is important to respect the trails and keep our impact to a minimum.
Because of the success of Mountain Bike Oregon, both the City of Oakridge and Lane County Oregon granted the event tourism funds to help it grow.
This event is a huge undertaking, especially as it is tucked remotely in the woods with limited resources available. We couldn't do it without the support of our community. We’d like to send out a special thank you to the Disciples of Dirt for guiding riders all weekend long, and for helping maintain the trails all year long. Thanks also to our staff and volunteers who drive shuttles, check in riders and generally make this incredible event tick.
We hope you will make this event your annual tradition and we look forward to seeing everyone this summer on the trails!
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
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