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2016 Recap


Your membership is vital to the continued success of Team Dirt.  

Since its inception as an IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) chapter three years ago, Team Dirt has made incredible progress for mountain bikers in our area. Your support of Team Dirt is vital. In the last three years, Team Dirt has logged almost 10,000 volunteer hours! While volunteering is the lifeblood of Team Dirt, your money and membership is the glue that holds it all together. When you renew your membership, it not only helps Team Dirt pay the insurance bills, but it also gives you that warm fuzzy feeling of belonging to an organization that builds the trails you love to ride! Don’t wait, please renew now.

If you have any questions or would like to become more involved with Team Dirt please join or donate. For up to date info, please like us at Team Dirt on Facebook.

Alsea Falls
  • Three shuttle days in 2016 raised over $6,000! (
  • 84 individual trail volunteers contributed 1,978 hours alone at Alsea Falls, with almost a half mile of new trail built on Lower Bailout 
  • New trails currently under construction include Lower Bailout, Gutrobber, and Misery Whip
  • Secured a $32k BLM Title II Grant for a track loader
  • Secured $5K REI Community Grant to aid in construction of Lower Bailout and Misery Whip
  • Working to purchase gifts for end of year raffle
  • Trained two new Team Dirt Leadership Team members, including Chris Schafer, and Michelle Emmons
  • Logging operations updates will continue through Fall 2017. Loggers at the Alsea Falls MTB trail system have currently begun ground-based logging operations on three units near Whistlepunk and Highballer. Road access continues to be restricted via paved Fall Creek Road, Monday through Friday. The paved road can be ridden Friday after 5pm through Sunday night.  
Alsea Falls has gone from a barely used camping and recreation area to a full-on mountain biking destination with 7.6 miles of purpose built single-track. Mountain bikers who ride all over the country say that Alsea offers more "smiles per mile" than any other place they have ridden. A new climbing trail, “Gut Robber”, will be completed along with an extension of Bailout. Best of all, Team Dirt will build the first black diamond trail in the system; Misery Whip. Lots of rocks will be brought in for this trail, and it will have 10% grades and three foot drops. With the help of funding from grants and our capital campaign two years ago, more trail construction is being done with the aid of machinery.  Mechanized aid makes volunteering more enjoyable and rewarding, plus it creates more miles of trail faster.
  • Team Dirt board member, Scott Carroll, has raised $9k of the $50k required to place a pump track in Corvallis.
  • The City of Corvallis has approved a downtown location for the pump track, under the overpass – near the existing skate park.
  • Please support the effort to bring a pump track to Corvallis by donating to the cause. Please see for more information.
Donate to the Pump Track Now!
McDonald Forest
Continued Progress on No Secret and Call for More Community Support
  • Shout outs to Jaron Ellis, Ian Roth, and Lalo who have taken on greater leadership responsibility!
  • The No Secret Trail will exit near the old Top Secret exit.  
  • There is currently 0.4 miles of tread left to excavate and one mile left to complete.
  • The new build calendar is available on Team Dirt website - please join us!
  • New calendars posted at the Oak Creek trailhead as well.
  • We are planning to open trail for shuttling by February and need help to do it! 
  • Starker Forests is planning to make a final decision on trail closures by end of November.
Team Dirt has partnered with Oregon State University to build the first purpose-built singletrack trail, No Secret, in the McDonald Forest. This is a rugged cross country blue trail with plenty of roots and rocks to make the angriest single speeder happy! In cooperation with OSU, Team Dirt has also been instrumental in helping to maintain and keep open many other trails in the McDonald Forest.
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