One of the most difficult and most important parts of planning a trip is navigating confidently. What digital tools should you use? What preplanning needs to be done? What if something goes wrong? Are you prepared to navigate un-planned territory? Join us for a discussion about ride preparation and on the ground navigation.
Join us for a slideshow and fun talk with some of last summer's pioneer riders. Some people bikepacked the whole trail, some rode sections, and others have ridden it partially supported. Ask questions about gear, best segments, bike setup, navigation—whatever has been in the back of your mind.
One of our greatest identified needs to improve the experience of trail users along the Oregon Timber Trail corridor is trail maintenance. A large part of that work involves removing downed trees each season. In order to do so safely and legally with power saws on National Forest managed lands one needs to obtain a certification. This certification is the same detailed S212 course that is used nationwide to certify USFS employees, fire fighters, and anyone using saws on public lands. In 2017 the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance helped train 20 new sawyers who subsequently contributed 534 hours of volunteer labor maintaining trails on pubic lands. Thank you!