Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance

Cultivating Human Powered Outdoor Recreation in Eastern Oregon


Through Development, Outreach and Stewardship

WHO IS EOTA?

EOTA’s roots date back to a group of East Oregonians who got together in 2014 to bring quality mountain bike trails to Grant County, Oregon. EOTA is now a 501.c3 member based, volunteer, non-profit that collaborates with federal and local agencies to build and maintain trails in Eastern Oregon.

WHAT DOES EOTA DO?

  • We cultivate local support for recreation projects through outreach and events
  • Design and build modern single-track trails for biking, hiking and trail running
  • Seek external funding opportunities to develop new or improve and maintain existing recreation infrastructure

Projects

The Magone Trail Network is a 27 mile mountain bike trail network located on the Malheur National Forest and centered around a mountain lake with developed facilities that include a campground, boat dock, swim beach, and bathrooms. Project planning began in 2014 with environmental review completed in May of 2017. Through the efforts of a dedicated volunteer force, REDD construction and the U.S. Forest Service, 14 miles of the network have been completed as of July 2022. Yearly, EOTA works to maintain existing trails, build new sustainable trails as well as seek funding for additional contract built trails within the approved network.

Interested in joining our volunteer efforts? Check out our Events Section, Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/eotatrails) or Instagram (@EOTAtrails) for upcoming volunteer trail work days.

John Day’s pump track features a looped sequence of rollers, burms, and swoopy banked turns designed to maximize momentum, limiting pedaling. EOTA completed phase I of the pump track in 2020. Phase II of the pump track will include a jump line ascending off of a shipping containing to increase the diversity of experiences available.

EOTA is currently seeking funding to design and build phase II. The pump track is located up the hill from John Day’s 7th street splash pad and is fun for all ages. Come check it out and see how many laps you’ve got in you!

EOTA completed the John Day Bike Park in 2018 and continues to maintain the trails yearly. The bike park consists of just under 2 miles of single track mountain bike trails located within the city of John Day. The John Day Bike Park trailhead is located at the John Day Pump Track. The bike park trails feature one green and one blue climbing trail and three fun, flowy descending trails. These trails are great for families and beginner mountain bikers!

Visit https://www.trailforks.com/region/john-day-bike-park for an updated map and check out our Events Section, Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/eotatrails) or Instagram (@EOTAtrails) for upcoming volunteer trail work days.

Volunteering

Volunteerism is the heart of EOTA as there are no paid positions. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Trail work
  • Tool sharpening
  • Partnership coordination

If you have experience, great!! If you can help with some guidance, great!! If you have no experience but want to help anyway, GREAT!!

Visit us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eotatrails) or Instagram (@EOTATrails) to find more information about our upcoming trail days.

Also, you can join our Listserv by emailing President@eotatrails.com with the subject “Listserv” to stay up-to-date on all EOTA happenings.

Contact

Questions? Send us an email.

Interested in joining our monthly meetings? Send us an email.

Interested in joining our Listserv to stay up-to-date on all EOTA happenings? Send us an email.

Email: President@eotatrails.com

Interested in volunteering? Check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eotatrails) or Instagram (@EOTAtrails) for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Board Members

Lindsy Ciepiela, President

Jeff Nelson, Treasurer

Lennis Herburger, Secretary

Javan Bailey, At-Large

David Hudson, At-Large

Michael Russel, At-Large

Russ Comer, At-Large

Events

There are no more trail events scheduled for 2022. Please check back or follow us on social media to find out about our 2023 events beginning with Bike Park work in early Spring!

We will also be hosting a grand opening for the Magone Trail Network in late Spring or early Summer (weather depending). We will post about it here once we have a better idea on the dates. You won’t want to miss it!