After a successful inaugural Trans-Cascadia event last September, the blind-format, multi-day race will return to the rugged, wooded and downright wonderful terrain of Oakridge, Oregon for 2016.
One of the primary goals of Trans-Cascadia is to share the amazing trail system and backcountry feel of Oakridge. Trail advocacy is a very important value for the group behind Trans-Cascadia, MODUS Sport Group. In preparation for the event MODUS, a group of volunteers and local trail builders along with the help of the Forest Service set out to maintain and build sustainable trails for the event. This involved clearning fallen trees, building berms and rock armoring chutes.
Kyle from our OEM team was one of those volunteers who set out to help prepare for the 2016 event. Here's what went down from his point of view.