JUNE 28-30, 2019
Roam Retreat Oakridge OR
Tired Dog Ranch
"The retreat was so amazing and the ladies who put it on are truly fabulous women. It was totally worth the drive from Colorado! The riding was really fun and challenging and the food was spectacular. It was so fun to meet a whole group of super cool women that love riding, and getting to ride in an incredibly supportive atmosphere." - Carly, Colorado
WELCOME TO OAKRIDGE
A thickly forested wonderland awaits. Descend for hours. HOURS PEOPLE! Not to say there isn't a crap-ton of climbing in your hours-long descents, but the stunning old growth forests, high alpine meadows bursting with wildflowers, and Cascadia vistas are worth it.
Join us for a 3 day/2 night weekend of lady shred, gourmet food, free Specialized demo bikes, and SRAM supported technical clinics taught by professional female mechanics.
Lush forests, rivers teeming with fish and wildlife, and mountain ridges with breathtaking views - Oakridge is considered the mountain bike capital of the Northwest for good reason: the riding is stunning, the dirt epic, and the trails are almost endless with 350 miles of singletrack.
Located in the heart of the 1.8 million acre Willamette National Forest, Oakridge boasts a varied landscape of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, wooded slopes, and quiet icy blue lakes - all nestled in a blanket of Douglas Fir pines.
The singletrack in the area is smooth and FAST, marked by a surprising amount of climbing, despite hour-long shuttles to the "top". If you're up for an adventure of epic proportions, Oakridge is your trip!
Friday June 28th - Sunday June 30th
3 Days, 2 Nights
Women's Only | Camping Retreat
Specialized Demo Bike
Starting at $499
DAY ONE - WELCOME TO STOKERIDGE!
Our retreat will kick off with an shuttle to one of our favorite descents a fast, flowy, ripping shred that eventually meanders right back to our host venue Tired Dog Ranch. We'll keep day one pretty mellow in preperation for an all-day epic on Saturday.
Post ride you have one thing to look forward to - our famous #fourfootcheesboard paired with a curated cooler of Sierra Nevada brews & (optional) female-led tech clinic.
DAY TWO - THE POTENTIALLY LONGEST DAY
Day two in Oakridge celebrates the waning solstice offering one of our most comprehensive "extra credit" ride options with 9,13, 21, and 31 mile rides all starting and ending at the same location. Be prepared for buttery smooth dirt, insanely fast segments of trail, and short infrequent bursts of techy goodness - all with accompanying climbs that will either test your legs or, if your one of those strange beings that actually enjoys climbing, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
You might not be hungry after our hearty trailside lunch, but be prepared for Taco Tuesday on Saturday - our signature fiesta night and campfire kumbaya.
DAY THREE - HOOTIN' HARDESTY & GOODBYES
We'll finish out the weekend with a beautiful breakfast followed by a last shuttle and ride on one of our favorite trails. A warm up pedal will get you close to the summit of Hardesty mountain (4200 ft) and then it's off to the races with a descent that starts techy and fast, and gets smoother and more flowy as you approach your final destination - and lunch!
We'll conclude our Oakridge epic with genuine bear hugs, and plans for future weekends of shred!
We've put together a few ride details that represent a typical Roam Retreat. Please keep in mind that these are not exact figures, but rather a general idea of what you can expect on a given trip. Be sure to check out our Skill Level and Fitness Rating System to get a more specific idea of what each destination has to offer.
We categorize our rides into three different groups based primarily on pace, technical difficulty, and distance/elevation. When you arrive at a retreat, choose your own group and your own adventure!
Skill Level: 2-4
Fitness Level: 2-4
Our CHILL group is for those who like to...chill on their mountain bike rides. We'll typically stick to green and blue trails & ride at a relaxed pace with stops for less than 3 hours in a day. Some of our chill riders will need to walk features or steeper climbs.
Elevation Gain: >500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 4-10 miles
Skill Level: 5-7
Fitness Level: 4-6
Slow on the ups, sendy on the downs! This group will often ride the same routes as our CHILL or CHALLENGER group, but riders will take their time on climbs and pedally bits, and let 'er rip going full-send on the descents.
Elevation Gain: 500-1500 vert. ft
Ride Distance: 5-13 miles
Skill Level: 5-8
Fitness Level: 5-8
Our CHALLENGER rides will tackle blue and some black trails at a moderate pace. Riders are expected to be able to cleanly ride all blue trail features and most black features. This group may ride 3-4+ hours in a day.
Elevation Gain: >1,500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 5-15 miles
Skill Level: 6-8
Fitness Level: 7-8
CHARGER? Yep. This is the "we're not pandering or hand-holdy" part of Roam. Go ride your damn bike. As far and as hard and as long as you want to. We'll have a beer waiting for you when you get back.
Elevation Gain: <1,500 vertical ft
Ride Distance: 10+ miles
Hearty, wholesome food to fuel your ride.
"The food was fabulous! Loved the healthy options and the time and thought that was put into every meal."
Organic-inspired meals, snacks, and appetizers. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten freedom options will always be on the table, and we consider individual food restrictions and allergies when designing our menu.
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