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Oregon Outback Photo Show + Route Info

Photo by Kevin Purcell

Photo by Kevin Purcell

Want to learn more about riding this route, touring in Eastern Oregon, or self-supported bike travel? Join us for an information swap / presentation / photo show focused on the Oregon Outback Route, a 364-mile gravel odyssey of spectacular views and widely varying ecosystems spanning the north-south length of Oregon. This remote, sparsely populated country presents challenges in its rugged terrain, inconsistent water sources and infrequent resupply locations. If you’re considering riding the Outback it’s best to plan carefully and gather as much information as possible…we’re here for you!

Donnie Kolb (aka VeloDirt), the creator of the Oregon Outback route and other Eastern Oregon gems, will join us and share an overview of the route.

Kyle Heddy of Treading Light Photo will treat us to dreamy photos of his 2015 Outback trip.

We’ve also assembled a panel of folks who’ve ridden the Outback over the years—some of them more than once—in various permutations. Whether you’re riding it in 4 days or 7, spring or fall, in a group or alone, we’ve got folks who’ve done it and are happy to answer your questions and share their experiences.

Earlier Event: January 26
Movie Shorts w/ WTF BikExplorers
Later Event: February 21
NWTA Trail Sisters Book Club Meeting