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 – or buy some on-site!
- 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 the shower or drying off after swimming in the river
- A cooler with ice and lunch foods. We will not be providing lunch fixings this year (Due to COVID regulations) so you will need to make your own lunch to pack with you on the shuttles to eat on the trail.
- 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!
- Dogs: We recommend leaving your dog at home. Dogs are not allowed in the shuttle vehicles and the campground is in full sun. For those who do bring your dog, dogs must be on leash and with you at all times, including not being left along at camp while you ride. We prefer no dogs in the beverage garden.
- 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/Wesfir trails are the Maxxis Minion, Maxxis Ardent, or WTB Vigilante.
- Tubeless sealant: Tubeless sealand 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 Moose Lodge each morning from 6:30am to 8:30am.