Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Finally, something new.

Sorry, we haven't kept up on the blog. We will make a renewed effort to keep all current info up here for all to see.

The rider cards are now available and being distributed. $20 gets you a pass to ride anytime someone from the club is riding, which is pretty much every weekend. There is usually trailwork involved as well. Where does this $$ go? In order to keep this thing going, we have to carry an increasingly expensive insurance policy which takes up most, if not all, of the proceeds. In the past, we just covered it ourselves but that has become unsustainable.

The pass will also give you discounts for any events we have, including races, poker runs, and shuttle days.

Thursdays have turned into the unofficial night ride days. This week we will be doing an xc loop up on Dry Hill. We will also be going other places such as the Foothills, the Adventure Trail, Mt. Muller??(better hurry), Dungeness, etc. We will try to post them.

This Sunday, the 11th we will be working on a few trail projects including trying to finish One-Liner. Now that we are riding it, I can't wait to finish it. The start ramp, a bridge on Limbo and a few other things are options as well. It will be raining, so what else are you going to do???

Come back soon.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Register Through IMBA

If your planning on attending this event please register through IMBA at:

www.imba.com and follow the trail care crew schedule to the Port Angeles link.

There is no charge for this event we are just trying to track numbers to better plan.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

IMBA is coming!

I will post the flyer shortly, but here's a little info.

The IMBA Trail Care Crew is coming to visit Dry Hill August 23-26. Most of the public events are going to be on Saturday and Sunday. The trail project we chose is to extend One-Liner down to the bottom and it will actually merge into the White Knuckle right at the bottom. This will be both a great DH trail and a nice finish to an XC Loop.

We've got a pretty good, and well known DH scene up there, but there is quite a bit of XC as well. We will be focusing our attention on expanding the XC part of the hill for next year, (at least I will). We would really like to get some local XC'ers involved that see the potential we have here as well. A good base of existing trails, great elevation, perfect dirt, very little mud, year round riding, outstanding views in every direction, and oh yeah, landowner cooperation, are a few reasons to focus on this hill.

I could go on and on but I won't.

Keep an eye out for a flyer or go to one of the local shops to pick one up.


Monday, April 30, 2007

Port Angeles Spring Shuttler: Part Deux

When: Saturday May 12th 9am to 6ish
Where: Dry Hill, Port Angeles
What: All day shuttles, raffle with entry fee, new 8-pack of DJ's, 4X course in a little better shape.
New Stuff: The raffle with a nice batch of gear to give out to the lucky ones including a Transition Vagrant frame, and much more. Also there is a new entry to Limbo that's ready to ride. A line of four sweet dirt jumps for those types.
Cost: Still only $20.

Also, we should have food available on the hill and tailgating after the shuttling ends.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Just a reminder

Unlike last time, we are leaving the food and drinks to you. There should be all the Monster and Red Bull you can drink however, and we've got bottled water for no charge as well.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Waiver for you young'ns

Remember if you are under 18, you'll need to have a parent or guardian sign the waiver for you.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Meet Motoguzzi

Should have a new trail to shred on the 25th! The one in orange.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Trail Descriptions

Dry Hill Trails
Port Angeles, WA

How to get there: Highway 101 West thru Port Angeles to a dirt road on the left called Walkabout Road. Go up about 200 yards to a large yellow gate on your right. Here’s where your ride will start.

Trail Descriptions:
XC- A series of cross country oriented trails used to make loops. Some are hard to spot
XC Downhill- A wide and fast mostly downhill trail that connects to Limbo.
Mitchs’ Loop- This is a cross-country trail with freeride elements such as log rides, ladders and a couple of small jumps.
BeeLine- A new up and down trail that gets you from Mitchs’ loop to the top of all the trails. A connector mainly with a couple of jumps.
White Knuckle- This is a downhill only trail. Fast and fairly smooth with no mandatory jumps or stunts. It’s the original dh run. There are two very large gaps, 30+ft.
Railage- Windy twisty off-shoot of White Knuckle. Lots of sweet berms, a couple of optional drops but very steep.
Limbo- More freeride oriented trail that is more technically demanding than fast. Log rides, roll able drops, wood berms, and several jumps.
One Liner- Very tight trail with, as its name implies, one line. There is one small “trail-gap”, other than that it’s all about the cornering.
Pro Course- Technically demanding trail with several drops and jumps highlighted by a large step-down and good-sized step-up.
Cake Walk- Fast and open with one nice hip jump.
4-Cross- A nice mountain-cross course. About 9 doubles, 1 triple & some sweet berms. Even a starting gate.

Disclaimer- These trails are all on Green Crow and Washington State DNR land and are legally built and maintained. We are very lucky to have this area to use and would like it to last into the future. So please, be careful, don’t ride over your head and leave no trace. Also, there are some other users in the area, so be sure to share the trail.

Directions to Dry Hill

99.999% of you will be coming from the east because there just isn't that much to the west. I will give directions based on you knowing how to get to the Olympic Peninsula. If you need any more directions than this, don't hesitate to contact us via olympicdirtsociety@yahoo.com and I will send you some custom directions.

Assuming you've made it to Port Angeles, the directions are as follows.
Follow Highway 101 into town. At Lincoln Street turn left. Follow uphill and around a right hand turn where you will see an Albertsons. Continue on Highway 101 a little more than 3 miles. You will see a dirt road named Walkabout to your left. (there will be event signs) Turn left and follow up to the first road on the right. The gate will be open, so just drive up to the power lines and find a parking spot along the mountain-cross track.


Hey everyone! Once you know for a fact you're going to be able to make it for the shuttle day, it would be very helpful if you could take the time to e-mail us @ olympicdirtsociety@yahoo.com. This again will insure we have the right amount of shuttle rigs for you. Thanks Scott

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

We set up a deal with the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles for participants. If you want to participate in Saturdays events or want to get an early start on Sunday, consider shacking up with them. If you mention the Olympic Dirt Society when you reserve your room you'll get something like a 15-20% discount. It's a nice place right on the water. The number for reservations is 800-733-5466.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thanks for the help

Thanks everyone for the help with the trails this weekend. We're going to be working hard to get everything in prime shape for the 25th. We're also working on some new stuff. If we get this little connector trail done, we will start on the new entrance to the Limbo trail that should be pretty sweet. Our state rep. has said that anyone who wants to come over and ride need only do a couple of hours of work, which is a pretty good deal I think. If you're interested contact me at scottheckler04@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Dry Hill Shuttle Day(s)
March 25th
Mark your calendar for a day of shuttling at Dry Hill in Port Angeles. We plan to have a work party on Saturday the 24th where you can not only earn $5 off for the following days shuttling, but probably get to try out the trails a bit with less of a crowd. There will be demo bikes available from Transition, and Iron Horse (compliments of Fluidride). Food will not be available on site. If you've been here before, there may be some new trails, if you've never been here, there will be a lot of new trails. The cost for all the runs the sun will allow will be $20.
RSVP is not required, but it would help insure that we have enough trucks for everyone to ride 'til they can't.

Monday, January 29, 2007