Oregon Timber Trail Grand Depart

Welcome to the Oregon Timber Trail Grand Depart (O.T.T.G.D) site. The pages contained will provide full details on the route, starting time / location, results, detours and other pertinent information for riders looking to partake in an epic adventure.

The O.T.T.G.D is unaffiliated with any organization, the sole purpose is to bring together individuals interested in exploring personal limits in terms of self-supported adventure riding. However, all riders are encouraged to support the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance, without their efforts this event would not be possible.


Nestled up on Mount Hood’s northeastern flank are a series of ridges and pocket lakes perfect for some short (and steep) bikepacking overnights.

There is only one inaugural ride, do you want to be there?!

2020 Start:

Saturday July 11th at 7 am
New Pine Creek: Oregon / California Border

There will be a casual get together in Lakeview on Friday, July 10th. Location and time will be finalized in the near future.

Additionally, we are working with the community to identify potential long-term parking options and shuttles to the Timber Trail terminus!

GD Logistics:


Please reach out to me directly (the sooner the better), as I am currently working with our good friends over at Trans Cascadia (https://trans-cascadia.com/) to arrange a shuttle to Lakeview, OR on Friday, July 10th. Feel free to email or post to the Comments/Questions Page for a group dialogue.

The goal will be to have this as a FREE shuttle to those participating in the Grand Depart. Tentatively, the plan will be a departure from Eugene in the morning/early afternoon to Lakeview on Friday July 10th.

Additionally, we will be having an (in)formal pre-ride get together the evening of Friday, July 10th in Lakeview. Tall Town Bike and Camp, a huge supporter of the OTT, has graciously offered up some assistance on this front…thank you Tom!

More details to follow, please do not hesitate reaching out.