Falls Creek hinterland V3
OMTM 2018 RIDE SERIES, EPISODE 4, in conjunction with show & tell weekend

undertaken Sunday july 1st, 2018  9am                                



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Trail vs. gravel intensive vs. mini route options. Extra credit mountaintops. Top shelf descents. experimental forests. cascading Waterfalls. Lava caves. Elven chasms. Bucolic revelry. Bacchanalian bikedancing. Singletrack sorceries...this year's Falls Creek Hinterland will have four routing options: an epic, a mini, the standard w/ trail + an all-road version. something for everyone!

We return, once again, to the land of milk and honey and by 'milk and honey' I mean 'moss, pine needle, fern and dewy foliage'. That's right, it is time for Falls Creek Hinterland V3. With the exception of a mini route option, the epic, 'Trails & Travails' and all-road circuits will be essentially the same as last year. All route options start + finish in Carson, WA. The jump-off point for those wavering between 'Trails & Travails' and epic versions comes between miles 53 + 54, so riders can make the call depending on how legs are feeling and how much gas is left in the tank so to speak. 

At mile 42.5 be sure to check out the lava caves as they are one of several high points along the route. There may or may not be a hint of treasure to make it worth one's while. 

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Caveats, Disclaimers, Advices, Wisdoms: 

- Minimum tire size is 35c. Trust us. We know the terrain!

- Don't show up on 28's

- Don't show up on road cleats

- Don't show up without the route on your GPS

- Bring extra tubes

- Bring a water filter

- This is a self-supported, unsanctioned ride w/ NO services along the route. Wayfinding, food and hydration are solely the responsibility of those who wish to participate

- This is a difficult adventure ride in remote areas. BE PREPARED to deal with everything that entails and finish what you start

- This is a 100% open course on public roads, open to cars and automobile traffic. Riders agree to RIDE AT THEIR OWN RISK. You and ONLY you will be responsible for navigating hazards as they relate to traffic, roads, general safety and weather conditions. Riders are absolutely under their own responsibility to ride, navigate and conduct themselves safely and appropriate to conditions as they exist in the field. We are and have always been just a nice group of friends out for a bike ride. 

- Riders understand that as a condition of participation..ie..'showing up' (which includes use of any provided GPS data), riders agree to assume all risks and agree to release and hold harmless everyone associated with this ride, including any organizers, volunteers or sponsors.


trails & travails route

  • 71.8 MILES

  • 6960 FEET

  • ROUTE FORMAT: loop

  • SURFACe: 60% unpaved/dirt/forest road // 30% singletrack // 10% paved

  • TIRES: 40c plus - 2" recommended

  • BIKE: gravel/cx/adventure/monstercross/mtb

  • full ride w gps route + tcx file


allroad route


epic route

  • 94 MILES

  • 10134 FEET

  • SURFACe: 50% unpaved/dirt/forest road // 30% paved// 20% singletrack

  • TIRES: 40c plus - 2" recommended

  • BIKE: gravel/cx/adventure/monstercross/mtb

  • full ride w gps route + TCx file


mini route