Pals. Friends. Chums. Buddies. Mates. Collaborateurs. Playfellows. Dawgs and Familiars.
Our pal Ryan Francesconi has been leading self-supported exploratory group rides through deep-cut gravel, singletrack, hardpack and dirt backroads of the Pacific Northwest for five years and some change. His routes are well-curated, thoughtfully structured and aestetically top tier. You can find a compendium of his cycling routes both under the Unpaved club and ambassador profiles on Ride w/ GPS. Ride them all. You will not be disappointed!
The Unpaved/OMTM ride series was hatched out of a shared obsession for finding, exploring and riding the really really good shit. The 2016 ride series having gone rather well, we decided it would be good to reprise most of the rides through the spring. Don't be surprised if the routes are slightly retooled, or run in a different direction.
Unpaved / OMTM 2017 Ride Series
Jan 21st Hell Of The North (Plains)
Feb 25th The Timber Logjam
Mar 25th Stub Stewart Trail Workday
May 13th Falls Creek Hinterland
June 17th Mosier Mayhem
//// Summer TBA...
Other related pnw events you want to do:
Feb 4th Cascade Super G $$
Mar 11th Dalles Mountain 60 Velodirt lives!
Apr. 22nd Oregon Coast Gravel Epic $$$
June 10th Oregon Stampede p/b 21st Ave Bikes / Velodirt
Aug 12th Rapture p/b 21st Ave Bikes