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Welcome to Stoked Spokes Season Finale.

The Third Episode of our adventure series is dirty… Lots of dirt riding that is. From back roads and trail of BC to an Iconic journey through some of Oregon Timber country’s epic single track, a brush with Idaho Wilderness and high roads in the Sierra Nevada. We are going bike packing.

Wednesday March 29th

Rhino Room-Capitol Hill, Seattle

Doors 6:30p-Start 7:00p

$5


Found in the Mountains-Yellowstone

Despite the cautionary tales, we set out to ride through Yellowstone knowing national parks are always worth visiting. We didn’t do a lot of planning before going, and learned on the ground by talking to people. Our approach paid off: in Yellowstone we found incredible natural wonders, traveled roads that were in better shape than we’d been led to believe, and experienced the kindness of strangers every single day.

Start/End: Yellowstone NPS

Milage: 270 Miles

Duration: 5-8 days

Map: https://foundinthemountains.com


An Oregon odyssey

An Oregon odyssey in search of empty spaces and desert redband trout on the fly. Beginning in the austere basins of SE Oregon, over and under towering fault-block escarpments, across an extensive marshland, cresting the Cascades and Crater Lake Rim, down the mighty Umpqua gorge, finally up over the Calapooia Range and into the Willamette Valley. 466 miles ridden solo. A ride of self-discovery, of lowest lows and of highest highs.

Start: Steens to Eugene

Milage: 466 Miles

Duration: 7 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16907218


Lets make 1000k a little harder…

In 2013, my friend James and I decided to tackle the Seattle Randonneurs’ 1000 kilometer brevet from Seattle to Crater Lake (via the Washington and Oregon coast), using only what we could carry on our own. Instead of accepting assistance, or sleeping in hotel rooms, we carried minimal camping gear and slept outside. This is a beautiful and challenging route, well suited to a week of riding; but mine is a story about challenging yourself to pack a long tour into minimal time.

Start/End: Seattle to Crater Lake

Milage: 1000 kilometer

Duration: 60hr 25min

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16697961


Carrizo Plain & San Andreas

After visiting my sister in Los Angeles she dropped me off in ventura and I rode through Los Padres to get to the Carrizo plain. I followed the San Andreas fault and rode off pavement as much as possible. When I hit the burbs I resupplied and got into the Santa Cruz mountains and followed their spline until I got to the nearest Bart station in South Sf and went to Oakland.

Start/End: Ventura to Oakland

Milage: 400 Miles

Duration: 6 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17538797


 

Welcome to Stoked Spokes third Season.

The Second Episode of our adventure series is dirty… Lots of dirt riding that is. From back roads and trail of BC to an Iconic journey through some of Oregon Timber country’s epic single track, a brush with Idaho Wilderness and high roads in the Sierra Nevada. We are going bike packing.

Wednesday February 15th

Rhino Room-Capitol Hill, Seattle

Doors 6:30p-Start 7:00p

$5


Oregon Timber Trail

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 670 mile backcountry mountain bike route across the state of Oregon from California to the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregon Timber Trail covers a variety of landscapes, communities, ecosystems, roads, terrain, and most importantly: mountain bike trails. Divided into four unique tiers the Timber Trail is approachable by a wide variety of cyclists. If it sounds familiar you’re not mistaken: the Timber Trail is inspired by the Pacific Crest Trail and other thru-trails in the National Scenic Trail system. What sets it apart is that it’s designed for mountain biking and consists of over 50% singletrack. The Oregon Timber Trail is a world-class bikepacking destination and North America’s premiere long-distance mountain bike route.

Start/End: Modoc Mines to Hood River

Milage: 670 Miles

Duration: 3-4 weeks

Map: http://oregontimbertrail.org/


Nelson Range Traverse

This route traces a line of old prospecting and logging roads that are seldom traveled. Bikepacking through the middle of the Selkirk Range south of Nelson BC you will get a chance to ride through stands of old growth cedar bisected by avalanche paths choked with wildflowers. With over 11,000 ft of elevation gain in two days you can expect to be well distracted by the views of high peaks and the valley bottoms.

Start: Nelson, BC

Milage: 72 Miles

Duration: 2 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10014243


Adventure in the Sierras

A weekend getaway in the foothills and northern passes of the Sierras

Start/End: Nevada City, CA

Milage: 200K

Duration: 3 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18736606


Magruder Corridor

The Magruder Corridor is a jeep road that cuts between the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. The corridor threads along the headwaters of rivers and streams that flow into the wilderness, and provides access to a remote fire lookout at Burnt Knob.

Start/End: W Fork Rd-Elk City, ID

Milage: 125

Duration: 3 days

Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/351789742


Josh Parrish
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