Eastern Oregon Trails 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

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 features one green and one blue climbing trail and three fun flowy descending trails. These trails are great for families and beginner mountain bikers! See the Trail Maps section for an updated map and check out our facebook page for upcoming volunteer trail work days.

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. This project is currently under construction with 17 miles completed as of July 2022. See the Trail Maps section for an updated map and check out our facebook page 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 will include a jump line ascending off of the shipping containing. EOTA is currently seeking funding to design 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!

Volunteering

Essentially nothing happens without volunteers. EOTA has NO paid board members, officers, or employees.

We currently have need of folks to do:

  • trail work
  • tool sharpening

If you have experience, great!! If you can help with some guidance, great!!

Please reach out and/or attend our next monthly meeting

Contact

EOTA meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Check Facebook for updates and location

e-mail: admin@eotatrails.com

Board Members

Lindsy Ciepiela, President

Jeff Nelson, Treasurer

Lennis Herburger, Secretary

Javen Bailey, At-Large

David Hudson, At-Large

Michael Russell, At-Large

Russ Comer, At-Large

Events