The Rules

The OTT Grand Depart is similar to The Colorado Trail Ride, The Arizona Trail Ride and numerous other quasi underground self-supported bikepacking events. The ride site will provide a route description and map, a suggested start time and a list of results.

There is no entry fee, no support, no registration, and no prize money.

Summary of the Rules:

  • Complete the full route under your own power
  • Be courteous to all trail users and use proper etiquette at all times (ie. yielding to other users, obey traffic laws etc).
  • The OTT GD will not accept any rider actions that may jeopardize future events.
  • No outside support, caches, crews.
  • No pre-arranged meetings along the route.
  • Utilize only commercially available services available to all riders on the route
  • Follow the full track or designated detours
  • Wear lights while riding county roads at night.
  • If you deviate from the course and choose to continue, you must re-join at the exact location of your departure.
  • All racers and riders should be experienced backcountry travelers and understand their responsibilities.
  • MOST IMPORTANT: Minimize your impact to the environment and be diligent with Leave No Trace Principals.

The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance:

All individuals participating are strongly encouraged to donate time or money to the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. Without them, we wouldn’t have this route!

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    November 10, 2019 by

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