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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by yesimaddicted, Jan 10, 2010.
Which is better for riding?
P.S. this is my college choices at the moment
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What kind of riding? Missoula is a very bike friendly town.
i want to get my shred on, i need dirt, but like bikes in all forms
Probably more action in Eugene, more peoples = more trails.
Both are cool, but I know more about Eugene from growing up nearby.. You would have a large range of stuff to ride. There are dirtjumps, xc trails, shuttleable trails near by, Blackrock (freeride) isn't too far, Ashland is probably a couple hours. The only thing is, you will need a car for *most of the trails that I know about. So If you don't plan on driving much, you might do some more research in Montana.. Oh yeah, one more plus with oregon is that there is year round riding, although wet, a lot of it is still rideable.
I've ridden in Missoula - if you're up for xc it didn't seem like there was a ton. I rode the stuff out at Rattlesnake, Pattee Canyon and Blue Mtn. The winters are WAY harsh there compared to Eugene. There is quite a bit of xc around Eugene, mud is a big part of the riding there. Both places have good side trip options within a few hours.
yo thanks everyone, looks like U of O is looking better. Still not heard of in yet, so we will see what the cards give me
Tons of XC in Missoula and you can hit a few from town. There isnt much FR. There are a lot of DH trails with small climbs. The only down part is the riding season is only 7-8 months.
What is the scoop with Ashland?
Ashland has a super-D event that seems to be getting more and more popular,the spring thaw http://www.somba.org/springthaw/ and lots of fun trails. When I rode there, it seemed like having an all mountain bike was great, but I've heard rumors about good DH riding too, which wouldn't suprise me after seeing the area. Overall, a rad place for bikes!
Yep, I've done both the Super D and the dowhill in Ashland.
Can you ride year around in Ashland?
No; the elevation is too high - you can ski though.
I once did a 50K trail run in Ashland - great trails everywhere.
Great place for a late spring or early fall vacation.
I heard you can ride lower trails some winters. Is that true?
That I do not know.