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ADVOCATES

AmericanTrails.org
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
BikePAC of Oregon, Inc.
Bikes Belong Coalition, Ltd.
Blue Ribbon Coalition
Center for Appropriate Transport
Central Oregon Trail Alliance
Chainguard
Coos Regional Trails Partnership
Critical Mass
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
International Human Powered Vehicle Assn.
International Mountain Bicycling Association
Intnl. Police Mountain Bike Association
Law Enforcement Bicycle Association
League of American Bicylists
Millenium Trails
Mountainbike Militiamen Movement
MudSluts.com
National Center for Bicycling & Walking
National Off-Highway Vehicle Council
National Off-Road Bicycling Association
Oregon Equestrian Trails, Inc.
OET - Mid-Valley Chapter
Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association
Randonneurs USA
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Snell Memorial Foundation
Surface Transportation Policy Project
Swanson, Thomas & Coon: Bicycle Law
Thunderhead Alliance
Tread Lightly!
Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association
USA Cycling
VeloLaw.com
Women's Mountain Bike & Tea Society

Hyperlink to International Mountain Bicycling Association.

New research suggests that mountain bikes and boots leave equal wear and tear on trails. by Michael Lanza, Appalachian Mountain Club Outdoors Magazine, April 2001

Hey (Hey!) You (You!), Get Off of My Trail!
by Jill Dantz, Outside Magazine, August 1999

Mountain Bikes: Biophysical Impacts,
Social Interactions and Sustainable Trail Management
by Alan Wayne Bjorkman, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at North Park University, Chicago, Illinois

Off-Road Impacts of Mountain Bikes
by Gordon R. Cessford,
Department of Conservation,
New Zealand, August 1995

Sierra Club Conservation Policies:
Off Road Use of Bicycles

    IMBA RULES OF THE TRAIL
    1. Ride on open trails only.
    2. Leave no trace.
    3. Control your bicycle.
    4. Always yield the trail.
    5. Never scare animals.
    6. Plan ahead.
Hyperlink to IMBA - 2001 Epic Rides including Oregon's classic North Umpqua Trail in the Umpqua National Forest.
Bike Magazine published this guide to IMBA's 2001 Epic Rides in the July 2001 issue, including Oregon's classic, 79-mile North Umpqua Trail.

PUBLICATIONS
& INFORMATION


Adventure Cycling Association
Aerodynamics of Bicycles
Benton County Historical Museum
The Bicycle Gear: How It Works
The Bicycle Museum of America
The Bicycle Paper
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News
Bicycles: History - Beauty - Fantasy
Bicycling Magazine
Bik Museum
Bike Europe
BikeCrawler
Bikescape.com
Bike Magazine
BikeRide.com
The Bicycle Source
The Bicycle Trader
Bicycling Life
Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Articles
Classic & Antique Bicycle Exchange
Columbia Bicycle History
Cyber Cyclery
Cycling News
Dictionary of Mountain Bike Slang
Dirt Rag Magazine
DirtWorld.com
Pryor Dodge Collection
The Exploratorium - Cycling
Franklin Institute - Cycle of Heroes
FI - Getting a Handle on Technology
The History of the Bicycle
International Bicycle Fund
Japanese Bicycle History Research Club
Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum
Mike's Mega Bicycle Links
Mountain Bike Magazine
Mountain Bike Action Magazine
Mountain Biking Magazine
mtbREVIEW.com
mtbZONE.com
MountainZone.com
National Bicycle History Archive of America
19th Century Bicycle News
Oakland Museum of California
Oregon Cycling Magazine
OregonHiking.com
OregonLive.com - Cycling
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum
The Ride
Rideable Bicycle Replicas
Sports, Etc.
TrailLink.com
Trailmonkey
TrailSource.com
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Velo News Magazine
Velorama Nationaal Fietsmuseum
The Velocipede
Victorian Station - Bicycling
The Wheelmen

GOVERNMENT

Benton County
City of Corvallis
Corvallis Parks And Recreation
Corvallis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Eugene, City of Bicycles!
Lincoln County
City of Portland Bicycle Resources
Oregon Bicycle Statutes (ORS 814.400)
ODOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department
Oregon State Parks
State Laws Concerning Bicycles

THE FORESTS

U.S. Forest Service Region 6
Deschutes National Forest
Fremont National Forest
Malheur National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest
Ochoco National Forest
Rogue River National Forest
Siskiyou National Forest
Siuslaw National Forest
Umatilla National Forest
Umpqua National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Willamette National Forest
Winema National Forest
USFS Outdoor Safety
USFS Roadless Areas
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Off-Highway Vehicle Strategy

Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Oregon Forest Industries Council
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Oregon State University College of Forestry
OSU McDonald - Dunn Research Forest
Plum Creek Timber Company
Starker Forests
The Timber Company
Weyerhaeuser Company
Willamette Industries, Inc.

Georgia-Pacific Corporation's Timber Company is completing merger agreements with the Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber Company. Following the merger, Plum Creek will become the second-largest private timberland owner in the United States with more than 7.8 million acres of timberlands located in 19 states. Closing is expected by the end of September 2001. This merger affects the "South Tract" and other lands along the proposed c2sea trail between Harlan and Toledo. The company owns 287,000 acres of forest lands in Oregon.

CLUBS & EVENTS

Blackberry bRamble
Cascade Cream Puff
Cascade Offroaders
Corvallis Mountain Bike Club
Covered Bridge Tour
Cycle Oregon 2001
FTF Cyclocross Crusade
da Vinci Days Festival
Disciples of Dirt
Greater Eugene Area Riders
Gorge Games
Merry Cranksters Mountain Bike Club

     Hyperlink to Mid-Valley Bicycle Club.
Mid-Valley Bicycle Club
Newport High School Mountain Bike Club
NW Velo Cycling Team
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association

Hyperlink to Oregon Bicycle Racing Association.

Oregon Coast Mountain Biking Camps
Oregon State University Cycling Club
Portland United Mountain Pedalers
Portland Wheelmen Touring Club
Providence Bridge Pedal
Providence Bridge Pedal Game
Race Across America
Race Across Oregon
Reach the Beach
Red Lizard
Salem Bicycle Club
Santiam Slow Spokes Bicycle Club
Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Siskiyou Velo
Southern Oregon Mountain Bike Association
Strawberry Hill 4 Wheelers
Summit to Surf
Summit Sports
Surf & Turf Challenge
Team Northwest Tandemonium
Team Oregon
Tour de Blast
Tour of Willamette
University of Oregon Cycling Team
University of Oregon Ducks Cycling
Women's Association of Mountainbikers

Albert Einstein discovered protosingletrack in Santa Barbara, California on Feb. 6, 1933. The photograph was a gift of Ms. Evelina Hale in 1959. It is reproduced courtesy of The Archives, California Institute of Technology. (California Institute of Technology Photo ID 1.8-1) Use this link to discover the Science of Cycling at San Francisco's Exploratorium.
Albert Einstein discovered protosingletrack in Santa Barbara, California on Feb. 6, 1933. Photograph courtesy of The Archives, California Institute of Technology. Use this link to discover the Science of Cycling at San Francisco's Exploratorium in the Palace of Fine Arts. David Harris explains why things aren't As simple as falling off a bicycle . . .

OREGON BIKE SHOPS

Bike Friday
The Bike Gallery
Bike N' Hike
The Bike Shop
BikeE
BikeKraft
Burley Design Cooperative
Coghead Corner
Coghead Corner - Portland
Cog Wild Bicycle Tours
Co-Motion Cycles
Corvallis Cyclery
Cyclotopia
Discover Bicycles
Fat Tire Farm
Gateway Bicycles
Get A Grip Bicycles
Gresham Bicycle
Hutch's Bicycles
Kissler's Cyclery
Land Shark
McGillicuddy's Outpost
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Oregon Adventures
Pacific Crest Mountain Bike Tours
Pathfinders
Paul's Bicycle Way of Life
Peak Sports
Revolutions
River City Bicycles
Rogue Valley Cycle Sport
Scenic Cycling Adventures
Scott's Cycle & Fitness
Sellwood Cycle Repair
Sims Cycle & Fitness
Siskiyou Cyclery
Timberline Adventures
United Bicycle Institute
The Yankee Peddler

Leaves of three, let them be!
  
Poison Oak is common in the western and southeastern United States. In the West, poison oak is a very large plant which grows as a standing shrub or climbing vine.  Leaves appear green during the growing months and turn red in the fall.  Photograph and map from Dermik Laboratories, Inc.

"Poison oak and poison ivy can grow as shrubs, vines, or trees. In the winter, the leafless branches of poison oak or poison ivy still hold the harmful oils." -- OSU Extension Service

American Academy of Dermatology
Benadryl Spray FAQ
EnviroDerm Ivy Block FAQ
Dermik Psorcon FAQ
Extreme Mountain Biking
First Aid for Poison Ivy
GORP: Poison Oak
Life-Assist, Inc.
Nature's Revenge
OSU Extension: Poison Oak
OSU: Poison Oak and Poison Ivy
OutdoorPlaces.com: Poison Oak
Poison Oak FAQ
Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac
Poison Oak by Armstrong and Epstein

Lion tracks show four toes on the front foot and four toes on the hind foot. The retractable claws do not show in the prints. Lion tracks can be over four inches long.  This is a lion track Kim Cabrera found near Albee Creek Campground in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in northern California in April 1998.
Fresh Coast Range cougar track
© 1998 Kim A. Cabrera
from Mountain Lion (Cougar)

OSU McForest Cougar Encounter Tips
Safe Travel in Mountain Lion Country
Mountain Lion (Cougar)
Mountain Lion "WARNING!"
Desert USA - Mountain Lion
Felis concolor

Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization
BFRO Oregon Sightings

Western Rattlesnakes are found east of the Willamette River in the southern Willamette Valley, in southwest Oregon and in the high deserts east of the Cascades.

Reptiles & Amphibians of Oregon
Desert USA - Rattlesnakes
Treating and Preventing Venomous Bites
Snakebite Treatment Protocols
First Aid for Rattlesnake Bites

CDC - Cryptosporidiosis
CDC - Giardiasis

Mountain Bike! Oregon
A Guide to the Classic Trails
by Laurie and Chris Leman

Majestic Oregon offers mountain bikers a stunning array of landscapes to explore. From sparkling snowfields and glaciers to sunset-colored deserts, and from rolling beach dunes to charming agricultural valleys, Oregon offers mountain bikers nearly unlimited diversity. And with so much to discover, you'll want to have the inside scoop on Oregon's trails. Mountain Bike! Oregon will help you explore the state's incredible wilderness while you discover its most unforgettable rides. This guide provides detailed information on almost 100 of the best rides in the state, including tours through the Cascades, Alvord Desert, Hells Canyon, and the popular community of Sisters, near Bend. From challenging single-track on rugged mountainsides to leisurely tours of forested valleys, if it's good riding, it's profiled here. Each route profile features a thorough ride description, a detailed trail map, helpful sources of information, proximity of important services, valuable commentary on elevation changes and possible hazards, a rescue index and vivid descriptions of the native flora and fauna.

432 pages, 6 x 9 inches
94 rides + maps + photos + index

Price: $15.95
ISBN 0-89732-281-9
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

Trails.com offers thumbnail descriptions and maps for more than 20,000 trails, including 504 Oregon hikes and 212 mountain bike rides selected from these and other guidebooks.

Kissing the Trail: Northwest & Central Oregon

by John Zilly 
With this new guide, John Zilly tracks down trails in prime destinations such as Bend, Eugene, Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge, the coast, and metro Portland. More than 75 trails are described, featuring mileage and ride time, easy-to-use maps and elevation profiles, clear directions, trail user density, exploring options, hazards, and where to find more information. A quick-reference chart indicating season and difficulty level and sharp, contemporary photos round out this comprehensive new mountain biking guide.

6 x 9 paperback, 246 pages,
illustrated with maps and photographs

Price: $16.95
ISBN: 1-57061-211-0
Publisher: Sasquatch Books

Mountain Bike America: OREGON
by Lizann Dunegan

Featuring more than 60 of the state's greatest mountain bike rides, this one-of-a-kind guide to the scenic state of Oregon takes you from the sculpted beaches and charming seaside towns of the Oregon Coast to sagebrush plains, high deserts, and the depths of Hells Canyon. Ride atop glacier-capped mountains, past cascading waterfalls, and around deep calderas. Mountain Bike Oregon guides you through this land of volcanoes, giving you a most unique look into its history, its culture, and its incomparable beauty. This guide features GPS-Quality, digitally-designed relief maps detailing each ride. Helpful ride locator maps get you to the ride without getting lost. Accurate route profiles show the ups and downs of each ride. Fascinating 3-D surface maps with dramatic views of the surrounding terrain. In-depth trail descriptions with difficulty ratings, schedules and detailed route directions; plus local attractions, eateries, and more. (6 x 9 inches, 256 pages, maps, charts, b&w photos)

Price: $15.95
ISBN: 1-882997-10-7
Publisher: Beachway Press

Mountain Biking Oregon
by Mark Wigg 

Families and hardcore bikers alike will enjoy this comprehensive guide to the entire state. With more than 50 ride descriptions there is something for everyone, including many newly-constructed and recently opened trails, such as the Klamath Falls to Bly Rails-to-Trails route and the Historic Columbia River Highway. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Index. 224 pages.

Price: $12.95
ISBN: 1-56044-671-4
Publisher: Falcon Publishing

100 Hikes / Travel Guide:
Oregon Coast & Coast Range
by William L. Sullivan
Paperback - 240 pages (January 1996) 
Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 8.49 x 5.54

Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0-96181-523-X
Publisher: Navillus Press

These guides are available at the Corvallis Public Library and at many book and sports specialty stores. Select any cover and link to the publisher's web site for more details and ordering information.

The Great Outdoor Recreation Pages provide more Oregon outdoor information.

Riders rate Oregon mountain bike trails at mtbREVIEW.com.

Roadside Geology of Oregon
by David Alt and Donald Hyndman 
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.,
ISBN 0-87842-063-0
Item No. CQ203 (paperback) $16.00
284 pages - 6 x 9 inches 1978
Indexed and illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. 

Until about 200 million years ago, the western margin of North America lay to the east, along the present Idaho border, and a broad coastal plain spread westward into Oregon. 
The rest of the state was ocean floor. Then the continent began moving slowly westward away from Europe and the floor of the Pacific Ocean began sliding beneath the western 
edge. That is what created Oregon, and this book tells how it happened.

USGS Geologic Map of Oregon (1969)

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

Elk trapped by the Bitterroot Fire, Montana, August 6, 2000.  Photo by John McColgan.  Oregon's Great Forest Fire of 1845 was the biggest in U.S. history, burning 1.5 million acres in the Coast Range.

The Great Forest
Fire of 1845


The biggest floods the world has ever seen inundated the Willamette Valley during the Ice Age, isolating the summit of Marys Peak repeatedly between 17,000 and 13,000 years ago.  Hyperlink to the Ice Age Floods Institute at the University of Idaho.

The Great
Ice Age Floods


Learn more about one of the most amazing aspects of Oregon's natural history from Oregon Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory.

Hyperlink to U.S. Forest Service NW Forest Pass home page and detailed Oregon information.

Nature of the Northwest, a new information center operated by Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and the U.S. Forest Service, offers online Northwest Forest Pass sales and comprehensive information and links to northwest parks, forests, recreation and more.



Copyright © 2001
Dennis Cowals
All rights reserved.


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