Attention the 2019 Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series is happening again this summer. 2019 Ride Dates July 7th, July 28th and August 25th. 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 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.
2019 Ultra Mega MTB Ride Series ride schedule:
Ride Number One: Sunday July 7th meet ready to ride 9:00am @ Luger Trail Head. Distance: 22 miles Route: Ride Number One was an all new route for 2018 and for 2019 it will kick off the series. Starting at Luger Trail Head riders will ride singletrack down to Looking Glass then 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 July 28th 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 August 25th 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! Ride Number One is now on July 7th. Trail Maintence will be happening on June 16th and 17th to clear downed trees and trim brush along with other up keep.
Ride Number One Sunday July 7th @ 9am. Meet at Lugar Trail head ready to ride. Starting at Luger Trail Head riders will ride down Lugar singletrack to Looking Glass Creek. Then 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:
Event Discussion: coming soon
Ride photos: coming soon
Attention Lugar Trail Head is somewhat remote and slightly hard to find if you have not been before. Please check directions and plan for driving some back roads to get to ride start.
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:
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 July 28th @ Harris. Park meet @ 9:00 ready to ride. This is one the classic loops out of the Harris Park area and a most do ride for any local mountain biker. Lots of climbing but finishing with one of the best decents in the blue mountains. Also the Bear Creek climb to start the loop is one of the toughest single track climbs around with fast riders making the 3 mile climb around the 35 minute range. Going for Strava time on this climb is popular but save your energy because at the top of this climb there is still 26 miles of epic riding to go.
Distance Official: 33 miles
Elevation Gain: 8300 ft
Unmaintained Primitive Road: 20%
Gravel Road: 0%
Route Strava Link: Strava File Ride Number 2
Event Discussion: coming soon
Ride Photos: coming soon
Ride Number Three Details
Ride number three Sunday August 25th @ Harris Park meet @ 6:00am ready to cordinate shuttle to top of course at South end of Umatilla Rim. This route is in our opinion one of the coolest point to poit routes in Eastern Oregon and the reason we call it Ultra Mega. By any comparison there is no 65 mile strech of single track even close to this epic route. Because of the ride time and amount of day light it is important to get on the trail early. We recomend reserving a campsite and Harris County Park Saturday night so we can get shuttle coordinated and on the way to Umatilla Rim by 6:00am. Harris County Park is an excellent camp ground and a fun place to take the family so why not make a weekend out of the it. Ride number three of the Ultra Mega Ride Series is worth an extended stay. Making a day trip out of ride number three is possible but we recomend taking some time to let it soak in.
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%
Event Discussion: Coming Soon
Ride Photos: coming soon