RIGS OF THE 2021 OREGON TIMBER TRAIL
We’re excited to present the Rigs of the 2021 Oregon Timber Trail! Find photos and details on more than 20 bikes that will be taking on the challenging and beautiful singletrack-heavy route for the OTT700 Grand Depart this weekend. The roundup includes information about the rig and gear each of this year’s riders are bringing along for their 540-mile journey…
The Oregon Timber Trail is a 670-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from California to the Columbia River Gorge. The route travels through a variety of scenery, communities, ecosystems, terrain, and, most importantly, mountain bike trails, with singletrack making up more than half of the route.
COVID-19 restrictions delayed last year’s inaugural grand depart, but the organizers are back for 2021, and although the playing field isn’t the biggest we’ve seen, those brave enough to sign up are certainly in for a beautiful and challenging ride. The actual route this year is closer to 540 miles due to closures in Mount Hood National Forest. We worked with the organizers and riders to compile a list of 20 rigs that will be out on the route this year, and as always we’ve included key details on their bikes, bags, and favourite gear.
The northbound riders take off just south of the Oregon-California border at Lily Lake Campground at 7 a.m. on July 10th. There are currently 19 riders registered on Trackleaders, although there are likely some others out there as well. Follow along live here.
Explore all of the bikes that will be taking on the Oregon Timber Trail, written by Miles Arbor here.
May 5, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.