What to bring to mbo
Mountain Bike Oregon PACKING DETAILS
Tent & Van CAMPING GEAR
- Tents, car campers, RV’s, Trailers, Sprinters and campervans welcome! Camping is spread out over 80 acres on an almost flat field (Vans could bring a leveler just in case). All camping is off the grid, no water or electricity hookups available. If you have a generator, please turn off between 9pm-7am.
- All the bedding, sleeping bags, rain covers (dew in the morning), shade structures (sun during the day), pillows, etc that you will need.
- Camp chairs.
- No fires are allowed, please leave your firewood at home.
- Your MBO attire – Shop ahead on our online store to have your MBO gear shipped to you before the event.
- Riding clothes for three days of riding. Weather can be variable, bring a layer just in case.
- Bathing suit for the river
- Camp clothes including hot/warm weather day clothing and evening layers for when it cools down (always check the weather for Westfir when packing for MBO)
- Saturday evening Luau attire!
- Sunblock & Tecnu
- Headlamp for evenings around MBO
- Towels for drying off after swimming in the river
- A cooler with ice to keep extra food & beverages is a good idea.
- Cash for food carts and to tip your beer server – both Friday & Saturday night servers are raising funds for local trail organizations.
- Luau garb to enhance your Saturday night attire
- If you don’t drink coffee, bring your own tea for the mornings – a Hydroflask cup is included in your festival pass
- A great attitude, open to meeting new people and having a great time!
- Your mountain bike ready for all mountain and/or cross country riding. We recommend tuning your bike up prior to MBO to ensure no avoidable mechanicals take place during the event.
- Extra tubes or tubeless sealant, chain links, derailleur hanger or other extra parts you wish you brought with you.
- Your helmet, gloves and riding glasses.
- Hydration pack large enough to carry a days ride worth of water, your lunch and spare parts.
- Any body protection you want to wear.
PRE-MBO BIKE CARE
River City Bicycles shares their top pre-MBO tips to ensure you have a trouble-free weekend:
- Brake pads and rotors: Check and/or change before the event. One of MBO’s most popular trails, Alpine, is basically a 14 mile descent. You don’t want to learn the hard way that you ran out of pads as you are bombing downhill toward a switchback.
- Tires: New Tires are one of the most immediate improvements you can feel. Worn out tires are more likely to flat and lose tractions. The trail conditions in mid-July are typically dry with some loose soil. Popular tires for Oakridge/Westfir trails are the Maxxis Minion, Maxxis Ardent, or WTB Vigilante.
- Tubeless sealant: Tubeless sealant dries out in 6-8 months. If you don’t remember the last time sealant was added to your tires, top off the sealant.
- Chains and drivetrain components: These are vital to make sure you can pedal your bike. Your local bike shop should have a chain checker tool that measures its lifespan.
- Derailleur hanger: These are bike model specific, so make sure you have an extra. They are small and easy to keep in your pack.
AVAILABLE ON SITE
- Fresh water to fill your water bottles and hydration packs
- Coffee and hot water during breakfast
- Phone charging station
- Porta potties with hand washing stations
- Mechanics to help with MBO caused bike mechanicals
- Food carts on site for dinner and afternoon snacks (bring cash but cards accepted as well).
- Breakfast will be provided by the local The Campfire, home of Cowgirl Cook’n each morning from 6:30am to 9:00am.
- Lunch will be a pre-packed bagged lunch of a sandwich (lunch meat or peanut butter & jelly), chips, fruit, & a bar.