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Team Dirt Fall 2014 Calender of events

Team Dirt Autumn 2014 Postcard-page-001


On 9/15 the shuttle day prices will go up from $30 plus fees to $35 plus fees until sales close on Thursday Sept 18.

On September 27th we will have our first Alsea Falls Build day and will work on the new flow trail below Springboard and/or the new XC climbing connector.

We still have some spots left in the Oct 5th, Women’s MTB skills clinic. Riders must have one year of experience. The class focuses on bike control, cornering, braking, jumping and will cater to the needs of the group. This is a great class by Kat Sweet and it will take you to a new level of safe, confident and fun!

Please check the calender for many more events on the horizon.

By |September 9th, 2014|Social, Trail Work|2 Comments

MOUNTAIN BIKE MOJO: RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE, Alsea Falls, October 11/12, 2014

michelle emmons class fall 2014


New to mountain biking or need a refresher on proper technique and trail design fundamentals?   Join Michelle Emmons on October 11th and 12th, 2014, for a great weekend of mountain biking at Team Dirt’s Alsea Falls trail system.

Check out the class listing here

This two-day clinic will provide the basic skills and techniques for participants to increase their enjoyment in the fast growing sport of mountain biking. The incredible new Alsea Falls “flow trail” is the training ground for this course. Learn body positioning and balance, switchbacks and cornering, braking and maneuvering obstacles, wheel lifts, pumping, safety, trails stewardship and more!

Meet at Alsea Falls Trailhead, just above the Alsea Falls Campground off Alpine Road south of Corvallis. Email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu if you seek a bike rental (additional fee).

A donation from this event will be given to Team Dirt to help with the trail building efforts for 2014 trail development.

By |September 8th, 2014|Education/Advocacy, Social|2 Comments

Alsea Falls, Team Dirt, Fall 2014 FUNdraiser and Shuttleday

alsea overhead Come join us for the fall 2014 Team Dirt FUNdraiser and Shuttle day

Please register here at Bike Reg

Saturday Septmeber 20th, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday September 21st, 9:00am to 4:00pm

$30 +registration fees online before September 15

$35+ Monday Sept 15-Thursday Sept 18 at 8:00pm PST

Please register early so that we can reserve the proper amount of shuttle trucks to maximize the fun for everyone

We have limited reserved camping available for purchase on the bike registration page for $5/day/person at the nearby Alsea Falls campground

We have hot lunch available, T-shirts and feel free to donate additionally to the Alsea falls trail building fund.

On the following Saturday, September 27, 2014 in celebration of National Public Lands day we will have our first Alsea Falls Build day to help kick off the 2014/15 trail building season. This trail system would not be a reality without the support from volunteer trail builders. First timers and seasoned trail gnomes are very welcome to join, everyone can offer assistance!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact eric@teamdirt.org

Photo credit, Nathan Pfeifer

By |September 2nd, 2014|Alsea Falls, Social|0 Comments

Giant Bicycle, Bike N Hike Demo Day, Alsea Falls, Sunday, August 17, 2014

Giant Demo Day Aug 17


Join Team Dirt, Giant Bicycles and Bike N Hike Corvallis on August 17th 10:00-4:00 for Demo bike rides on the Alsea Falls trail system. For more information contact:

Bike N Hike, 401 SW Third St, Corvallis, OR 97333. (541)753-2912  or tim@bikenhike.com

Giant bicycles and Bike N Hike have made a cash donation to help with the ongoing efforts of Team Dirt and proceeds will go directly back into the efforts at Alsea Falls. Thanks Giant, Bike N Hike and BLM for their continued support of this trail system!

This is an awesome hub for both mountain biking and road bike, so tell you road friends about the demo!

Here is a tentative list of 2015 demo Mountain and Road bikes available for use:

       Trance 27.5s                                                                                                         Anthem SX 27.5                                                                                            –       Reign 27.5s                                                                                                          –       Glory 27.5                                                                                                                 XTC 27.5                                                                                                                             Lust                                                                                                                                 Intrigue                                                                                                                    Obsess                                                                                                                          Defy and Avail disk brake road bike                                                   –       Propel                                                                                                                                   –       Revolt                                                                                                                         –       TCX, Brava                                                                                                              –       And more


By |July 27th, 2014|Alsea Falls|0 Comments

Tuesday, August 12, 5:00-8:00pm, Women’s No-drop Bike Ride and Demo, Giant Bicycles, Alsea Falls

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Giant bicycles and Bike N Hike have made a cash donation to help with the ongoing efforts of Team Dirt and proceeds will go directly back into the efforts at Alsea Falls. Thanks Giant, Bike N Hike and BLM for their continued support of this trail system!

Brought to you by Giant Bicycles and Bike N Hike in Corvallis. Please contact them with questions regarding the event and to reserve a demo bicycle to ride during the evening.

Bike N Hike                                                                                                                           401 SW Third St                                                                                                           Corvallis, Or 97333                                                                                                          541-753-2912                                                                                       tim@bikenhike.com

By |July 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kat Sweet Skills Clinic October 4th/5th 2014

Sweetlines Shred Session-Alsea Falls

Take your mountain slaying skills to the next level! This class is perfect for new and experienced mountain bikers interested in building confidence by turning fear into fun on the trail!

Date: October 4th & 5th

Saturday – co-ed

Sunday – ladies only

Time: 10am-4pm\

Location: Fall Creek Access road, Alsea, Oregon 97324, Across from Alsea fall campground

Cost: $115

Max: 12 students (1:6 ratio of coaches to students); 2 coaches each day

Ages: 16 and older

Levels: intermediate to advanced (must have a minimum of one year of riding experience)

Skills: body position, flowy berms, jumps, drops, line selection, and on-trail tech training

Prerequisite: must have a year of mountain bike experience and be ready to catch some air!

Registration Link: https://www.bikereg.com/sweetlines-shred-session-alsea-falls

Kat Sweet is a ICP Level 3 Coach from IMBA with 10 years of teaching experience.

A portion of proceeds are benefitting BLM trail system budget and Team Dirt chapter efforts on the trail.

Contact: Kat Sweet



“Ride Like You Can”

Check out Kat’s website here for more info regarding on bike coaching

By |July 16th, 2014|Education/Advocacy|0 Comments