The 2018 Oregon Timber Trail Event Calendar

The Oregon Timber Trail is a 670-mile bikepacking route crossing Oregon from California to the Columbia River Gorge and consists of more than 50 percent single-track. Sound amazing? Well it is, thanks to a lot of people pouring their love of the outdoors and cycling into it. Even more exciting is that the 2018 Event Calendar for the Oregon Timber Trail is out. This years activities cover a wide range of events from cooking in the backcountry (yay!), to slideshows, to weekend-long certifications, trail stewardship events and even a fun Grand depart ride! What are you doing this summer? To donate your time, money or learn more about the trail visit oregontimbertrail.org. (images courtesy of VanWeelden Creative).

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Down the river on a raft

Here’s the latest creation from Studiocanoe produced by Alastair Humphreys and Haglöfs. The video documents the building of a sturdy log raft which the crew will eventually be embarking down the Klarälven River in Sweden for a week. From the flow of the river to the sparking of the warming fire this adventure checks off all the boxes for messkit. Can't you just smell the sizzling of the veggies, steaming of the cakes and crackling of the sausage over the open fire?

Coffee Outside

Have a look at this beautiful first video from author, artist, adventurer, cyclist, and chef Anna Brones as she explores the phenomenon of making and drinking coffee outside. Better yet, after you are finished watching the film get out there and make a cup of your own flavourful brew. Check out here website https://annabrones.com for some great outdoor cooking ideas and baking as well. 

Bikepacking: Not far from home

Another stunning piece from collaborators Joonas Vinnarri and Kona Bikes. Follow Erkki Punttila on his bikepacking trip from start to Finnish (pun intended). Check out the accompanying link on Kona for a more in-depth approach to bikepacking: http://cog.konaworld.com/not-far-from-home-with-erkki-punttila/.