MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 21 – TILLAMOOK OFF ROAD TRAIL ALLIANCE”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

The Tillamook Off Road Trail Alliance (TORTA) is a relatively new trail organization located on the Pacific Coast in Tillamook County, Oregon. TORTA has the ambitious goal of building 29 miles of trails, known as the Buzzard Butte Trail Network in the Siuslaw National Forest. On this episode we have Ron Baker (TORTA Board Member), Derek Kidd (Norco Bikes) and Pat Corran (Former Portland Resident) to discuss all things related to TORTA and this region. There is also a fundraiser to help fund the building of these trails. Go to www.tortamtb.com to buy Stickers & enter for a chance to win a handful of great prizes including a complete Norco Bike. Go Buy Stickers and Support Trails!

Topics in the show include:

  • Back stories on all 3 guests
  • The TORTA Story
  • More about the region as a whole
  • Fundraising efforts and Raffle
  • Norco Bikes and their Advocacy
  • Closing Comments

RELATED SHOW LINKS

TORTA: https://www.tortamtb.com/
Current Fund Raiser: https://www.tortamtb.com/fundraiser
Norco Bikes: https://www.norco.com/
Promotional Video for the Fundraiser: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/support-oregons-newest-trail-system-and-you-could-win-a-norco-sight.html
A peak into the private jumps and trails in the region: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-carson-storch-and-pro-skier-lucas-wachs-ride-a-fresh-freeride-trail.html

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-riding-private-dh-tracks-with-kyle-jameson-and-damon-iwanaga.html


Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com 

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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