Beargrass Beatdown July 22-23 2023

What is it? 

This is a two-day, one-night bike ride in which we shuttle your personal gear to the camping location. The ride consists of a stunning singletrack, epic two-track, as well as some pavement. A mountain bike is the best choice as the boundary trail, craggy peak trail, and wright meadows trails can be rough and steep.

The event consists of meeting at the bottom of Lewis River (good spot to leave a car overnight), load the shuttle van, ride all day, get to camp and enjoy food and beverage, wake-up, ride all day again, return back to our vehicles in the afternoon.

Day 1

Day 2


starting 8:30 am July 22nd returning the 23rd


Lower Lewis River Trailhead near Curly Creek, GPNF

What to bring:

a mountain bike, snacks/meals for the days ride, your sleep items (sleeping bag/tent if needed), change of clothes/personal items, food/beverage if you choose, snacks/meals for the second day’s ride

What we provide:

We will bring enough water to cook and refill bottles. We will have a small grill and stove along with burgers and some sides for dinner and eggs, sausage, oatmeal, etc for breakfast. You are welcome to bring your own food and/or cooking setup with you or something to share.

How to sign-up?

Contact Beargrass Bicycles for more info. Stop into the shop, give a call, or send an email to us and let us know you want to be part of the ride.

Beargrass Beatdown 2023

For now we have two rides planned for this summer. The first will be a gravel ride to the south side of the mountain where your gear will be waiting for you. Dinner and a hearty breakfast will be provided before completing the loop around Mt. Hood and back to Hood River on day 2.

The proposed ride details can be found at

Day 1:

Day 2:

2022 recap can be seen here.

Gravel bikes will be recommended for this ride as it will be gravel and paved roads. Our multi surface mountain bike ride will be in July near Mt. St. Helens. We hope you can join us. email the shop to save your space or if you have any questions.

Families are welcome to join in on the camping.

We are considering an alternate route out east if the snow is still too deep or persistent. Stay tuned for updates. We will update as we thaw out.