Update: Mad Mike's Offroad Rage Fest 2.0
Our own Mad Mike Lilienthal is organizing an awesome day of mountain biking on the east side of Mt. Hood on Sunday July 8th. For more info here is the original post, and below is some additional info as well as a flyover video of the route. Check it.
See the above video for a google earth flyover to get an idea of the layout of the area.
The roads are symbolized with red paths and trails are green.
No changes to the suggested route at this time. The snow still exists on Lookout Mountain at this time, and it will probably be there in a week. Likely, snow will not effect the route but I haven’t visited this point yet this year. It will be fine, though.
What you need to do:
Make sure your bike and body and tools work. You are on your own and do not expect the group to aid you in any way. There may be beer and sausages provided by Team S&M and Sellwood Cycle Repair at the halfway point. Get a map (We endorse & sell Adventure Maps for $12 and they are worth every penny).
Check the route and know your limits. This is an unsupported ride, yet there are 2 loops to lengthen the day. The shortest route is out the road from Bennett pass and over Gunsight Ridge ending at the 15 mile creek campground. It’s probably like 15 miles. The 2 loops are about 10 miles each and they are serious business.
As a point to point ride, y’all need to coordinate your own transport [15 mile creek end point and Bennett pass start point]. Contact the shop if you’re unable to do so.
Bring your own post ride food and drink and don’t forget lots of water. There are no services within 20+ miles.