High Cascades Gear for 2015

2015 Schedule

WOW….after a great Spring and Summer Mudslinger Events is busy planning the 2015 schedule which includes the July 18th High Cascades 100 (Open for registration, 55 spots remain for earlybird reg until 12/31) and the Mudslinger March 28th to avoid easter weekend. Other great events are back with the Oregon 12/24 on July 11th and 12th now starting at 10am for both the 12 and 24 hr event. New dates include the Willamette Gran Fondo on August 2nd and a new course with 80, 60 0r 35 miles and the Alsea Falls MTB festival on the 8th and 9th of August 2015. The 2015 Rivercity Oregon XC Series will be 8 races all starting with the Mudslinger! More news on the way as I prepare for Santa Cross in Corvallis on Saturday December 6th!

Be well!

Oregon XC Series Survey Updated


First initial survey complete from a majority of people (18% just have an opinion) to most raced less than 2 times last year at the series and great info to shape the potential change to No ability groups or simply go back to Expert, Sport and Novice or Beginner for 2014 or Keep the USAC adopted road terms.  I am always looking for a way to have the series and XC be a bit more relevant to you, and if you would like to be sent the follow up survey please send me a quick e-mail.
Initial impressions are here from the limited 100 person survey

Thanks Mike and Promoters of the Series


Fire Danger and August Update

Moving into the 2nd half of August brings us into level 2 precautions and no burning or chainsaw work past 1pm. Also land such as Starker Forest is Closed until further notice or substantial rain to lower the precaution level. I really hope we do not drift into Level 3 when no machinery or access is severely limited. Next Local trail work party is September 8th at Alsea falls, contact me to get involved from 9-1pm that day. As we leave August and Enter September Oregon Trail Runs has 2 trail runs 9/7 and 11/16 and the last cycling event of the year (Santa Cross on December 7th…..a significant day in American History). In conjunction with Santa Cross, Local Corvallis Bike Shop and Presenting sponsor Bike N Hike will be building up bikes for Kids in the Corvallis area and any parts that are not crashed on and good to use can be donated or sent to Bike N Hike Corvallis care of Operation Santa Cross. I will be reaching out to many and any frame companies and or any of you who may be getting rid of a frame and would like to donate it to the program and give away on 12/7. More details to come and here is a video that makes me smile….for now enjoy your families and friends and see you sometime soon.

Be well

Oregon 24 Map