Dedicated to stewardship, education, community, and quality trail experiences throughout the Oregon Timber Trail corridor.

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© Daniel Sharp

 
 

The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance is founded on four key tenets:

 

Stewardship

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© Dylan VanWeelden

Develop a strong appreciation for Oregon’s natural and cultural landscapes. Foster respect for the state’s diverse history, environment, and public lands. Show people what a remarkable countryside we live in and instill in them a desire to maintain and protect it. The OTTA is committed to maintaining a quality trail experience along the OTT corridor by collaborating to host trail work events, identifying need areas, and developing action plans to create better trail experiences for all trail users.  

Education

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© Gabriel Amadeus

With stewardship comes a desire to help and share the resource.  The OTTA is committed to creating a growing community of invested forest users by providing skills classes, wilderness medical training, and courses in trail building and maintenance. The OTTA is dedicated to educating our user base around the world as well as engaging the local communities the OTT corridor passes through. With outreach and education the OTTA can create trail stewards for generations to come.

Community

© Gabriel Amadeus

© Gabriel Amadeus

Without community, values are forgotten and lost.  The OTTA strives to build community among its own ranks as well as reach out to the young generations of local communities across the state and invest in their health and future as public land stewards and recreationalists.

Experience

© Gabriel Amadeus

© Gabriel Amadeus

Why we do what we do. The OTTA is committed to preserving and creating backcountry singletrack trail experiences along the OTT corridor. The backcountry cyclist is not only looking for a well-designed and well-maintained trail, but an un-molested landscape to travel through while experiencing diverse ecosystems and rich cultural history. Access, trail connectivity, conservation, and public land preservation are paramount to the sought experience of the OTT rider.

The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance

Already, in the first few months of existence the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance and its board members have:

  1. Engaged and solicited feedback from four National Forest offices and over 100 route stakeholders 
  2. Coordinated 13 days of trail maintenance across the state in 2017, logging almost 1,000 volunteer hours in June alone
  3. Worked with 40 eighth-grade students at Springwater Environmental Sciences School to develop a guide to cultural and natural history along the Oregon Timber Trail
  4. Partnered with the Willamette National Forest to certify 20 new chainsaw sawyers for trail maintenance
  5. Scheduled an intensive 3-day bike-specific Wilderness First Aid and CPR course
  6. Hosted a beginner bikepacking class and overnight that educated users on responsible trail ethics like Leave No Trace
  7. Developed a thorough 12,000 word route guide tailored to responsible use of the route’s resources
  8. Reached out to scout troops and Latino community organizations in order to introduce diverse communities to bikepacking recreation
  9. Worked with the US Forest Service to identify specific ecologically sensitive areas and monitor for impact

Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell (Portland, OR) is a Texas native that started cycling in Massachusetts and now calls Oregon home. Jocelyn loves off-road cycling in every form - she is the founder of Komorebi Cycling and is an ambassador for Juliana Bicycles. Jocelyn is passionate about empowering women to adventure by bicycle and has led dozens of ladies out for their first bikepacking experience. Jocelyn is the president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

Jocelyn Gaudi Quarrell (Portland, OR) is a Texas native that started cycling in Massachusetts and now calls Oregon home. Jocelyn loves off-road cycling in every form - she is the founder of Komorebi Cycling and is an ambassador for Juliana Bicycles. Jocelyn is passionate about empowering women to adventure by bicycle and has led dozens of ladies out for their first bikepacking experience. Jocelyn is the president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

 
Chris Bernhardt’s (Portland, OR) passion is sharing the outdoors with others. He is co-owner of C2 Recreation Consulting, working in North America, Europe, and Asia to create sustainable trails that support rural communities. Chris is the treasurer for the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

Chris Bernhardt’s (Portland, OR) passion is sharing the outdoors with others. He is co-owner of C2 Recreation Consulting, working in North America, Europe, and Asia to create sustainable trails that support rural communities. Chris is the treasurer for the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

 
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, James Good (Prineville, OR) has been working in the Outdoor Industry crossing disciplines from cycling to skiing and climbing for over 20 years. Now owning his own bicycle shop, Good Bike Co., in Prineville, Oregon you will find James thrashing around the woods in search of single track or cruising isolated gravel roads bikepacking. That is if he’s not in the shop. 

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, James Good (Prineville, OR) has been working in the Outdoor Industry crossing disciplines from cycling to skiing and climbing for over 20 years. Now owning his own bicycle shop, Good Bike Co., in Prineville, Oregon you will find James thrashing around the woods in search of single track or cruising isolated gravel roads bikepacking. That is if he’s not in the shop. 

 
Kim McCormack is an outdoor adventurer based out of Portland Oregon. She and a friend, Sam Clark, were Oregon Timber Trail Pioneers, completing the route in it's entirety during the summer of 2016. Kim is happiest when she is exploring by bike and is excited to share the Oregon Timber Trail with others. 

Kim McCormack is an outdoor adventurer based out of Portland Oregon. She and a friend, Sam Clark, were Oregon Timber Trail Pioneers, completing the route in it's entirety during the summer of 2016. Kim is happiest when she is exploring by bike and is excited to share the Oregon Timber Trail with others. 

 
In Harry Dalgaard’s (Portland, OR) role as Regional Cooperative Tourism Program Manager at Travel Oregon, he helps advance and implement Oregon’s tourism initiatives. Harry is a native Oregonian who is passionate about developing the equitable balance between people, place, and economic vitality throughout the state of Oregon…. AND microbrew & singletrack. Harry is the vice president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

In Harry Dalgaard’s (Portland, OR) role as Regional Cooperative Tourism Program Manager at Travel Oregon, he helps advance and implement Oregon’s tourism initiatives. Harry is a native Oregonian who is passionate about developing the equitable balance between people, place, and economic vitality throughout the state of Oregon…. AND microbrew & singletrack. Harry is the vice president of the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. 

 
Chris DiStefano (Portland, OR) has been in the bicycle industry for 25+ years with a focus on advocacy from the beginning. A former member of the IMBA board of directors, Chris's current focus is business legislation for cycling and advocacy for bicycles in the urban landscape. Mountain biking, however, remains nearest to his heart and he hopes to complete a full tier of the OTT during the summer of 2017. Chris has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2004. Chris is the secretary for the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance.

Chris DiStefano (Portland, OR) has been in the bicycle industry for 25+ years with a focus on advocacy from the beginning. A former member of the IMBA board of directors, Chris's current focus is business legislation for cycling and advocacy for bicycles in the urban landscape. Mountain biking, however, remains nearest to his heart and he hopes to complete a full tier of the OTT during the summer of 2017. Chris has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2004. Chris is the secretary for the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance.

 
Gabriel Amadeus Tiller (Portland, OR) has been described as the U.S.’ preeminent bikepacking expert and is a contributor for Bicycling Magazine, The Radavist, Outside Online, and others. As the founder of Limberlost in 2014 he has developed several of the nation’s highest-quality bikepacking routes. His passion for creating and sharing outdoor experiences has lent itself well to his leadership role in honing the narrative and thoroughly collaborative development process of the Oregon Timber Trail. Gabriel is the Project Manager for the Oregon Timber Trail. 

Gabriel Amadeus Tiller (Portland, OR) has been described as the U.S.’ preeminent bikepacking expert and is a contributor for Bicycling Magazine, The Radavist, Outside Online, and others. As the founder of Limberlost in 2014 he has developed several of the nation’s highest-quality bikepacking routes. His passion for creating and sharing outdoor experiences has lent itself well to his leadership role in honing the narrative and thoroughly collaborative development process of the Oregon Timber Trail. Gabriel is the Project Manager for the Oregon Timber Trail. 

 
Dylan VanWeelden is an outdoor photographer and creative director based out of Portland, Oregon. He is a leader within the cycling industry with a lifetime of marketing work for many of today’s top cycling brands. See more of his work at vanweeldencreative.com. 

Dylan VanWeelden is an outdoor photographer and creative director based out of Portland, Oregon. He is a leader within the cycling industry with a lifetime of marketing work for many of today’s top cycling brands. See more of his work at vanweeldencreative.com. 

 
 

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