Recently we teamed up Jason and Gabriel at Limberlost (the guys that brought you the Oregon Outback) as they set out to establish a bikepacking route from Bend Oregon to the end of the North Umpqua Trail. Knowing over half the trail would be on singletrack the boys opted to take a pair of 2016 Hei Hei Trails as their bikes for the journey.  Upon reading their trip report (it’s up now on it’s clear that they made the right choice. The trail they have found connects the dots between some established and classic (as well as downright famous) mountain bike trails in the region.

All the stats and information you might need, plus a little more, is available over on‘s website, it’s well worth checking out and it seems Gabriel and Jason are on hand regularly to answer any additional questions you might have about the route.


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