Mountain bikers, get ready! OCVA is excited to present the 2024 Ride the Dirt Wave mountain biking event series, kicking off June 8th at Klootchy Creek Trails in Clatsop County, followed by events at the Whisky Run Trails in Coos County and Big Creek trails in Newport.

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Last year’s event drew hundreds of participants from California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

“Several people commented to me that they never would have visited all three trails had it not been for the Dirt Wave, and now they are excited they have and plan to return,” says Daniella Crowder, director of Oregon Rides & Events and organizer of Ride the Dirt Wave. 

“Riders from out of the area are going to all three systems to practice ahead of time for the races, while riders from the coast said they were grateful to the event for introducing them to the new trails in other parts of the Coast,” she says. 

“I’ve never seen so many riders out there before,” says Dave Lacey, South Coast Destination Development Coordinator for OCVA. “It was still uncrowded on the trails – Whiskey Run can handle lots of people in one day. Whiskey Run and Ride the Dirt Wave pleases all!”

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All these trails have been a labor of love from the local bike clubs that hit the trails year-round. Ride the Dirt Wave was created to showcase mountain bike trail systems on the Oregon Coast, and each location has active bike clubs and trail builders who will serve as tour guides of the best trails in each region.  

The series is managed by Oregon Rides, a cycling event organizer and ride promoter based in Newport. OCVA has been actively involved in supporting trail development to help make the Oregon Coast a sought-after destination for world class mountain biking experiences, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the trails. OCVA funding has helped provide signage, tools, supplies, and even heavy equipment rental to support the development of these outdoor assets. 

Get Ready for an Epic Summer of Riding!

2024 Series Dates and Locations:

Klootchy Creek Trails
June 8-9, 2024
Clatsop County, Oregon
More information and registration

Whisky Run Trails
July 20-21, 2024
Coos County, Oregon
More information and registration

Big Creek Trails
August 3-4
Lincoln County, Oregon
More information and registration

Whether you’re a beginner craving gentle slopes or a seasoned pro hungry for Double Black diamond thrills, there’s something for every rider.

Ride the Dirt Wave offers options for two days of riding in each location. Day one provides guided “fun rides” for many levels of riders which showcase the local’s favorite trails in the area and are open to a broad range of people. There will also be food, beverages, music, and information on the trails, clubs, and local area.

Day two features the Flow Duro Challenge Race, a fun, fast-paced, timed competition down a short, flowy, mostly downhill trail. The race combines friendly competition down sweeping trails with a small amount of climbing and a large amount of fun.

Each race course in the series has different terrain, difficulty, length, elevation, & times. There will be two timed runs down the course and the fastest time will be kept. Those who attend all three races can contend for the “Champion of the Dirt Wave Series.”

Everyone is welcome to come and see what the Oregon Coast has to offer as we Ride the Dirt Wave! 

This is a OBRA-sanctioned event; registration is required through the Ride the Dirt Wave event site