Ultra Mega Mountain Bike Ride Series 2018

Ultra Mega MTB Series

Attention the 2018 Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series is happening again this summer. 2018 Ride Dates August 12th, 19th and Septmeber 2rd.  See you again this summer for some Epic Mountain Biking 

The Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series is a series of three progressively more epic, tougher, longer, scenic, beautiful, remote, memorable, technical, challenging, rustic, mostly all single track mountain bike rides in the Blue Mountains of the Umatilla National Forrest.  

The Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series is a series of three progressively more epic mountain bike routes loosely organized by Brian Cimmiyotti and Scott's Cycle and Sports.  Because of the physicality of the climbs the longevity of the course and the technicality of single track terrain these rides are better suited for experienced riders.  If you are new to the excellent sport of mountain biking these rides may not be fun for you and may cause safety concerns for the group and individual.  That being said if you crave rustic back country singletrack in the setting of the Blue Mountains traversing beautiful landscapes rarely visited by riders, hikers or equestrians only by fact of it's remoteness the Ultra Mega Ride Series is for you. 

2018 Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series ride schedule:

Attention: Because of recent closures to Burt Carbin Bridge Ride Number One will be using a different course: Ride number one will now start at Lugar Trail head then complete a loop around Spout Springs and back.

Ride Number One: Sunday August 12th meet ready to ride 9:00am @ Luger Trail Head. Distance: 22 miles Route: Ride Number One is an all new route for 2018. Starting at Luger Trail Head riders will ride up Eagle Ridge Trail to then ride the classic trails of the Spout Springs XC course then return back down Eagle Ridge to Looking Glass Creek followed by the hard but short 2 mile climb back to Luger Trail Head to Complete a 22 mile circuit. 

Ride Number Two: Sunday August 19th meet ready to ride 9:00am @ Harris Park.  Distance 33 miles Route: Harris Park-South Fork Trail-Bear Creek Trail-Saddle/Plane Wreck-North Fork Trail-Rd 6512-Top of Bear Creak-Back to Saddle/Plane Wreck-Down Bear Creek Decent-Return on South Fork to Harris Park Loop

Ride Number Three:  Sunday September 2rd meet ready to cordinate shuttle to south end of Umatilla Rim 6:00am @ Harris Park. Distance 65 miles Route: Summit RD-RD 3150 until road termination-2 mile connector to Umatilla Rim Trail/Buck Mountain Trail at Wilderness Boundary Intersection-Umatilla Rim Trail-Horseshoe Prairie-Snowmobile Trail Connector Trail-Eagle Ridge Trail-Looking Glass Creek Bridge-Luger Trail-RD 6306-RD 63-Sinks Trail-Jubilee Lake-RD 64-RD 6403-Mottet Campground-Rough Fork Trail-South Fork Trail-Harris Park Point to Point

Ride Number One Details

Attention: Because of recent closures to Burt Carbin Bridge Ride Number One will be using a different course: Ride number one will now start at Lugar Trail head then complete a loop around Spout Springs and back.

Ride Number One is an all new route for 2018. Starting at Luger Trail Head riders will ride up Eagle Ridge Trail to then ride the classic trails of the Spout Springs XC course then return back down Eagle Ridge to Looking Glass Creek followed by the hard but short 2 mile climb back to Luger Trail Head to Complete a 22 mile circuit. 

Strava file from a previous ride for reference can be found below:

https://www.strava.com/activities/607844774

Attention: Some corners and intersections may be re-routed while riding the Spout Springs section of the course

Directions to ride start: 
From HWY 204 or Weston/Elgin HWY: 
Take a right hand turn towards Jubilee lake on forest service Road 64. 
Follow Forest Service Road 64 for 10.5 miles to Forest Service Road 63.
Follow Forest Service Road 63 for 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 6303, turn right and continue for 2.4 miles to Luger Spring Campground/Trailhead. 
Look for signs that read Eagle Ridge Trail along Road 63 and Road 6303. 

Umatilla National forest link for more info on Luger Trail Head:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/umatilla/recarea/?recid=56991

The Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series is a series of three progressively more epic, tougher, longer, scenic, beautiful, remote, memorable, technical, challenging, rustic, mostly all single track mountain bike rides in the Blue Mountains of the Umatilla National Forrest. Hope to see you out riding with us on the trails

For more info or questions please contact Brian Cimmiyotti 1-541-371-3303

Ride Number Two Details

Ride Number Two Sunday August 19th @ Harris Park meet @ 9:00 ready to ride

Ride Statst 

Distance Official: 33 miles

Elevation Gain: 8300 ft

Unmaintained Primitive Road: 20%

Gravel Road: 0%

Pavement: 0%

Route Strava Link:  Strava File Ride Number 2

Event Discussion: FaceBook Page Ride Number 2

Route Photos: Google Photo Album Ride Number 2 from 2016 ride

Ride Number Three Details

Ride number three Sunday Sepember 2rd @ Harris Park meet @ 6:00am ready to cordinate shuttle to top of course at South end of Umatilla Rim

Ride Stats

Distance Official: 65.1 starting from Nine Mile TH 57.4 starting at end of RD3150

Elevation Gain: 8907

Single Track: 95%

Unmaintained Primitive Road: 0%

Gravel Road: 5%

Pavement: 0%

Route Strava Link: Strava File Ride Number 3 Lagranderide.com guide and route description Buck50 Ride

Event Discussion: Coming Soon

Route Photos: Google Photo Album Ride Number 3  from course pre-ride 2016