the logjam is a dizzying, leg-searing, derailleur-exploding gut-punch and it may just be the most fun you've ever had on a bike. this rollicking thrill ride traverses tarmac, singletrack, gravel, forest path, trail, trestle and more singletrack!
Conceived as #2 in the Unpaved/OMTM 2016 group ride series, the Logjam was hatched out of the desire to lace the disparate elements of our favorite inner Coast Range locales into a cohesive and challenging route. Starting in Banks, the Logjam rolls the Banks-Vernonia to lower Bacona + Genzer before dropping into Stub Stewart singletrack and reconnecting w/ the B/V. Johnson Road provides efficient if slightly rough access to Timber road through some active logging zones. Timber connects w/ Lousignont south of 26 and begins climbing.
Lousignont + Wheeler wind through nine miles of steady climbing before leveling out around mile 31, descending to the singletrack of Triple C, rolling Cochran to Timber Road south traversing Wildcat Mountain west-to-east. (The Hell of the North (Plains) route approaches this same segment of Wildcat Mountain in reverse configuration)
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ROUTE FORMAT: LOOP
SURFACE: 60% MAINTAINED GRAVEL, 10% UNMAINTAINED FOREST DOUBLETRACK, 5% singletrack, 25% PAVED
TIRES: MINIMUM OF 33C, 35C+ RECOMMENDED
BIKE: CYCLOCROSS/GRAVEL/RIGID 29ER
WATER/SERVICES: WATER/FOOD IN banks AT THE START/FINISH. TWO BOTTLES RECOMMENDED