Jun 16, 2017

Southern Oregon?


Any shredders out there? Tired of this dirty hot city and all the idiots... thinking of a change, cant imagine theres much urban around... grants pass area

Jun 16, 2017

Don't know of any good trials spots in southern OR, certainly not much urban to be had, but Jeremy VanSchoonhoven lives in Grants Pass. Not sure how much he still rides but he'll know what's up if there's a scene.

Jun 17, 2017

Oh man full circle!!! Haven't seen / heard of him in years... it's definitely bum f Egypt out there, how far is bend ? Are there good trails at least ? I've never visited..

Jun 19, 2017

Bend is about 4 hours NE of Grants Pass. I've only driven through GP so I don't know much about it. There's some mtbing in the Medford/Ashland area. Bend has way better natural trials spots and I think more mtbing than anything in southern OR, but we also have real winter.

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