120 mi. / 193 km3-4 days
The Anaxshat Passage – Oregon Timber Trail’s Hood Tier Loop71 Aug 4 Gabriel Amadeus USAPedal your way through massive old growth, past bubbling blue pools, around alpine lakes, and along an indigenous explorer’s route on the Oregon Timber Trail. The Anaxshat Passage embodies the trails and backcountry landscapes of the Hood Tier, all easily accessible over a long weekend from the Portland metro area and geared toward less-experienced mountain bikers.
75 mi. / 121 km3 days
Silver Siouxon33 Oct 23 Gabriel Amadeus USAAn excellent and challenging 3-day singletrack loop right out Portland's backdoor. Silver Siouxon connects a handful of southwest Washington's best MTB trails, remote backcountry riding, expansive views of cascade volcanoes, deep old growth forests, scree fields, and rugged ridge rambles.
688 mi. / 1,107 km25 days
Oregon Timber Trail52 Jul 26 Gabriel Amadeus USAThe Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 690-mile backcountry mountain bike route spanning Oregon’s diverse landscapes from California to the Columbia River Gorge. Divided into four unique tiers that can be through or section ridden, it travels through a variety of landscapes, communities, ecosystems, terrain and, most importantly, mountain bike trails, with over 70 per cent singletrack to its name.
A Mind-bending Baja Divide, by Gabriel Amadeus13 Apr 6 Gabriel Amadeus / plog
With little preparation, Gabriel Amadeus spent a month on the Baja Divide as part of the 100+ rider grand depart. Judging by this mesmerizing set of photos, he found far more than he expected along the way…
357 mi. / 575 km8 days
Oregon’s Big Country74 Aug 31 Gabriel Amadeus USALinking up the best of Oregon's Big Country with forgotten wagon roads and rugged overland travel. Cross three mountain ranges, a desert playa, visit five hot springs, and enjoy the solitude of vast empty landscapes.
2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail16 Nov 17 Gabriel Amadeus / bikes
Speak softly and carry a big stick: the 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail tested on an 8 day, 325 mile Oregon bikepacking trip.
325 mi. / 523 km9 days
Three Sisters Three Rivers116 Oct 28 Gabriel Amadeus USAThe Three Sisters Three Rivers route criss-crosses Oregon's Cascade Range from the dry desert forest trails of Bend and Sisters to the hot springs and alpine ridges of the Upper Willamette to the lush, western flanks of the Calapooya Range, blue pools, and hot springs of the North Umpqua Trail.
Gabe’s Carver Gnarvester Review: Camp + Shred6 Jun 17 Gabriel Amadeus / bikes
“I can pick my way up tight lines, ride skinnies, drop ledges, and then unpack and make a cup of pourover…”