2nd Annual Ochoco Overlander
September 20-23, 2019
than riding over 175 miles in 4 days, climbing over 14,000' and enjoying some beautiful terrain in Sunny Central Oregon with your best friends?
Your Adventure will take you into the Ochoco National Forest, through the Painted Hills, into Mitchell and around two Wilderness Areas within the Ochoco National Forest. You carry your personal gear (tents, pads, clothes), we will haul a small duffel for each rider (camp comfort), provide a great yet simple aid station half way through each day (provided by Hammer Nutrition), and provide a hearty dinner and delicious Ochoco Beer at the end of each day (Ochoco Brewing Co. & The Sandwhich Factory). When you wake we will have a warm breakfast and Great Coffee from Backporch Coffee Roasters to help get your day started.
Spaces will fill up fast as we are capping this ride at 50 participants.
2019 Overlander Route Description
70 miles, 5,300ft
Enter the world class Ochoco National Forest as you embark on your FOUR day adventure; camp, swim, and fish along the John Day River
25 miles, 2,000 ft
Take the morning easy, you deserve it!
Casually pedal through the breathtaking Painted Hills one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. “When you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of earth, one color at a time. A journey to the hills is a journey through ancient and recent history”. (Travel Oregon)
Refuel in the small town of Mithcell, OR (pop: 124). Accommodations at Spoke’n Hostel. Be sure to check out Mitchell and enjoy a pint at Tiger Town Brewing Co.
27 miles, 3,900 ft
Climb out of Mitchell and back into the Ochoco National Forest. Enjoy the summit of Mt. Pisgah and the vistas it and the Mill Creek Wilderness provides; Camp, swim, and fish at Walton Lake
46 miles, 2,550 ft
As you cross over the Ochoco Divide on day Four you will traverse over the North edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness on a dirt two track road (read single track’ish). Roll down McKay Rd. back into Prineville where we will finish with a family-style dinner and bonfire on the outdoor patio at Good Bike Co.
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