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KAYAK FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS CLINICS

Kayaks are ancient watercraft that people have been using for transportation, relaxation, and recreation for over 4000 years. They’re one of our favorite things to use here in Oregon, and we’d love for you to learn how to safely, efficiently, and responsibly enjoy this wonderful sport.

This class focuses on the fundamentals of kayaking in a relaxed setting. We’ll introduce you to proper paddling techniques and skills on our local, beautiful river. Our instructors are experienced with teaching a wide range of skill levels and participants, so you’ll be in good hands. This is a great way to get more comfortable in a kayak of your own.

Date: Sunday 6/20
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Willamette Boat Launch
Instructor: Tim Schley

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Questions? Give us a call at (541)754-6444 or send our Adventure Services Coordinator an email at tims@peaksportsnw.com

MOUNTAIN BIKE FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS CLINIC

Did you just get your first mountain bike and want to learn some new skills? Go out with some friends and now you’re hooked on the sport? Just love the idea of exploring more of your local trails? Our mountain bike fundamentals skills clinic is perfect for you!

In this 4-part series, we’ll take a skills-based approach to mountain biking so you can hit the trails with confidence this season! We’ll focus on position & balance, shifting & braking, terrain awareness, and direction control. You’ll have a chance to apply these skills on trail as we tackle technical terrain, proper cornering, maneuvering obstacles, and learning how to build speed with comfort. This is an excellent series for those that are new to mountain biking and intermediate riders that want to improve their riding.

Dates: Thursdays 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: OSU McDonald Forest
Instructor: Rheannon Blount and Jim Blount

Bike not included in class, but you can rent one by clicking the Add button in the shopping cart.

Adventure Services Equity & Inclusion Fund available – apply here.

Questions? Give us a call at (541)754-6444 or send our Adventure Services Coordinator an email at tims@peaksportsnw.com


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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF STAND UP PADDLEBOARD!

Stand Up Paddleboarding is another ancient activity that people have been using for transportation, relaxation, and recreation for over thousands of years. Although the SUP’s modern history has roots in Hawaii where surfers in the 1940’s began using elongated paddles to propel themselves on their surfboards beyond the break and into waves. 

2013 documented the most first time SUP participants in the United States. This sport lends itself to diversity of types of water and level of activity. They’re another one of our favorite things to use here in Oregon, and we’d love for you to learn how to safely, efficiently, and responsibly enjoy this wonderful sport.

This class focuses on the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboarding in a relaxed setting. We’ll introduce you to the SUP through accessible techniques in balance and propulsion. We’ll also focus on paddling techniques and skills on our local, beautiful Willamette river. 

Our instructors are experienced with teaching a wide range of skill levels and participants, so you’ll be in good hands. This is a great way to get more comfortable on a SUP of your own.

Dates: Saturday 6/19, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Willamette Boat Launch / Crystal Lake Sports Park
Instructor: Kyla Basher

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SUP not included in class fee, but you can rent one by clicking the Add button in the shopping cart.

Adventure Services Equity & Inclusion Fund available – apply here.

Questions? Give us a call at (541)754-6444 or send our Adventure Services Coordinator an email at tims@peaksportsnw.com
Peak Sports appreciates the use of the ancestral land of the Mary’s River Band of the Kalapuya, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.

GUIDED TRIPS

EXPERIENCE THE ALPINE MOUNTAIN BIKE AREA

The “Crown Jewel” of Oakridge, Alpine is the quintessential backcountry mountain bike trail in Oregon. Although it’s the longest descending trail in Oakridge, the high-speed descents are interspersed with enough climbing to make this a well-rounded experience recommended for intermediate to advanced riders. The trail passes through picturesque meadows and ridgelines, beneath towering old growth giants, and down steep & rocky singletrack before ending at the iconic red covered bridge in West Fir.

Kate’s Cut-in to West Fir
13 mi, 1,000’ climbing, 4,000’ descending, includes shuttle to the top of the trail

Date: Saturday 7/11
Time: 9:45am – 2:00pm
Meeting Location: Meet at the covered bridge in West Fir 
Guides: Jim Blount and Rheannon Blount


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Bike not included in activity fee, but you can rent one by clicking the Add button in the shopping cart.

Adventure Services Equity & Inclusion Fund available – apply here.

Questions? Give us a call at (541)754-6444 or send our Adventure Services Coordinator an email at tims@peaksportsnw.com
Peak Sports operates under Special Use Permit with the Willamette National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.

EXPERIENCE THE A-T-C-A MOUNTAIN BIKE AREA

A-T-C-A is a true backcountry mountain bike experience. The route includes Upper Alpine, Tire Mountain, Cloverpatch, and Lower Alpine trails. Don’t let the fact that this is a shuttled ride fool you – there is still plenty of climbing throughout the day! Expect a full day of epic scenery and every type of trail that Oakridge has to offer.

Kate’s Cut-in to West Fir
24 mi, 3,500’ climbing, 7,000’ descending, includes shuttle to the top of the trail

Date: Saturday 8/8
Time: 8:45am – 4:00pm
Meeting Location: Meet at the covered bridge in West Fir 
Guides: Jim Blount and Rheannon Blount

Bike not included in activity fee, but you can rent one by clicking the Add button in the shopping cart.

Adventure Services Equity & Inclusion Fund available – apply here.

Questions? Give us a call at (541)754-6444 or send our Adventure Services Coordinator an email at tims@peaksportsnw.com
Peak Sports operates under Special Use Permit with the Willamette National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.


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Adventure Talks

Intro to Bikepacking + C2C informational session

Thursday June 24th, 6:30pm @ the outdoor store

Are you curious about bikepacking or the new Corvallis to the Coast (C2C) trail? Join us for an informal info session on Thursday evening June 24th. We’ll be sharing pictures, advice, maps, and answering any questions you have about the C2C route and bikepacking in general.

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Oregon Timber Trail

Tuesday July 13th, 6:30 - 7:30pm @ The Outdoor Store

We want to welcome Deann Garcia to Peak Sports for Part Two of our Bikepacking series of talks. Deann holds a BFA from Oregon State University in Applied Visual Arts (2006), and an MA in Sustainable Design from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2015). She operates a design practice, Flamme Rouge Creative, and completes personal artwork based on the use of natural objects as Ponderosa. Over the past few years, Deann has completed the Oregon Timber Trail, over 600 miles of backcountry bike trails from California to the Colombia Gorge. She has produced a short film called “Going Out Is Going Home” about her experience.

This is a FREE event.


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Corvallis to the Coast

Tuesday, August 17th, 6:30 - 7:30pm @ The Outdoor Store

Join us for an evening with Kailey Kornhauser as she talks about her experience bikepacking on the new Corvallis-To-Coast Trail. Kailey is a PhD Candidate in Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University, the Coordinator of the Oregon Central Coast Forest Collaborative, and an advocate for body size inclusivity in bicycling. Her writing has previously been featured in Bicycling Magazine, Bikepacking.com, and Get Rad Be Radical Magazine. She was recently featured in the Shimano film “All Bodies on Bikes” where she shared her story of being a fat person who rides bikes. To learn more about Kailey’s work check out kaileykornhauser.com

This is a FREE event.

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