Video: Scouting the Oregon Coast with Hannah Bergemann & Transition

Jul 28, 2021 at 13:27
by Transition Bikes  

Last winter, amidst all the rain and snow of Bellingham, we decided to head south to the Oregon coast in search of better weather and ripping trails.

Our first destination was Pacific City, where we met up with Josh from Bros. and Hoes Landscaping. We were lucky enough to ride his private system of trails that consisted of flowy machine built trails, jump lines, and raw loam tracks - the perfect terrain for the Scout.


After a day of riding, and an evening of hitting the dunes, we drove to seaside Oregon where we had high hopes of becoming surfing legends within a day. Once our spirits had been sufficiently broken down in the seaside surf, we peeled off our wetsuits in favor of biking clothes, and went for a pedal at the Klootchy Creek Trails.


On our way back to Bellingham we stopped for a quick ride at Capitol Forest where we encountered the exact weather we were trying to escape. Once we hiked through the snow we had a very wet final lap before we returned to Bellingham.


Collectively filmed by TR Characters

TR Characters:
Skye Schillhammer (Marketing)
Hannah Bergemann (Marketing)
Drew Arnold (Sales)
Oliver Parish (Photographer)


57 Comments

  • 19 0
 Rad piece Transition folks!
HEYY YOOU GUUU-UYS
Please, more about this amazing 'private system of trails' Is this tempting terrain a place people can (pay to) go like an Oregon Coast Gravity Park, or is it just for the coolest of the cool kids? Cheers!
  • 15 0
 @owenbfoster Glad you enjoyed the video! Josh is doing everything he can to get legal, public trails open as soon as possible! He advocates tirelessly for this goal, so hopefully he can get through the red tape and provide everyone in that region with amazing trails.
  • 3 3
 @TransitionBikeCompany: Listen here @TransitionBikeCompany, I keep clicking on all these Hannah videos, and any other Transition videos with the hope of seeing miss Berghmann ripping the new Spire, and smashing all expectations.

I was sure she’d be on it for RedBull formation, again disappointed.

I cant wait to see her ripping PNW loam, and Blue Steel jump lines aboard that bike.
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: Why would you have expected her to be on the Spire instead of the DH rig for Formation?
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: HB has ridden the Spire a bunch, but for her freeride style, the Patrol and TR11 are a better fit.
  • 1 0
 @BrambleLee: Hoped, is maybe a better word for it.

The Spire is meant to be longer, and slacker than the TR, so “hoping” for sure
  • 1 0
 @TransitionBikeCompany: that’s fair,
Doesn’t diminish the hope though!
  • 21 0
 I miss a wet Oregon. Let’s hope for some rain soon.
  • 5 0
 @TransitionBikeCompany ~ Awesome stuff ~ If you get further south and want more some flow and a new dbl black run check out Alsea Falls (www.trailforks.com/trails/alsea-falls-trail) and Team Dirt's hard work!

I hope to demo that Scout there someday Smile
  • 2 0
 Alsea is amazing, hope to get back there soon for an Oakridge/Alsea weekend.
  • 1 5
flag getsomesy (Jul 29, 2021 at 19:42) (Below Threshold)
 Alsea sucks
  • 1 0
 @getsomesy: Why do you say that? Something change since I was there in ‘19?
  • 2 1
 @Chuckolicious:

The trails just aren't good when compared to real good trails. The berms are too shallow of angle, even though they are big. Many of the berms are in the wrong location and formation to work well. The jumps are almost all doinky small Bland jumps With little character and clearly built by people with little expertise in jumping.

Sure lots of people who dont know better will appreciate alsea, but Pretty much any one with a well developed taste for trail will recognize those trails are relatively lame, whether or not their honest enough to admit it.

For how big of a project alsea is they really managed to make very little noteworthy trail.

Oakridge's forest service switchback trails also mostly suck. Because the corners arent rounded, they intentionally make corners awkward with rocks on inside of corners. There are long sidehill straightaways with very few Curvy turns.Sure there are a few fun turns mixed in but its like you could ride 20 miles of trail and basically have Only 3 mile of bangin' trail in it all.

One of the main problems with oregon Trail building Culture is everyone so devoted to patting themselfs and their buddies on the back liken"sick send, great job" they refute and get butthurt at any criticism and think their shit dont stink. Theres so much good building to take Insperstion and que's from, but most of the mediocre pudgy egotistical weekend warrior trail builders cant seem to see beyond their own ego's and limited scope of experience or desire for weak ass green trails they call black.

The thing about it is a well rounded True expert or Pro level rider can make a trail thats fun for intermediate & casual riders, but a true intermediate rider (like most of them) lack the vision and skill to build trails that will reward speed and also create options for faster riders to thive.
  • 3 0
 @getsomesy: Oh man, I see you’re deep in it! Not insulting you, not at all. I’ve only ridden the full Alpine in Oak and had a blast. I found Alsea to be super fun too, got there literally a few days after they opened the tippy top stuff in ‘19. And then I also went to Ashland and did multiple shuttles a day. All awesome stuff, IMHO.
  • 1 0
 I love ashland @Chuckolicious:
  • 2 0
 @getsomesy: I know it’s like another 4 hours south of Ashland, but try Mt Hough. Shuttle service. Flat out smooth run that just never stops. Multiuse so might see a moto, but doesn’t seem to really be an issue.
  • 1 0
 @getsomesy: You're entitled to it & I'm betting if you were to volunteer your experience Eric and crew at Team Dirt would gladly put you to work on build days, I mean who wouldn't with a clearly refined sense of what is or isn't an acceptable berm or jump series... hayseeds and newbs can't make a noteworthy line for the discriminating elite level rider without help right?
  • 2 0
 @Chuckolicious:
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Mt. Hough burned bad this past week. Won't know the extent of the damage for a while.
  • 1 0
 @tipsword: well deserved burn. Who in their right mind would complain like that about PNW trails? Doesn’t sound like a fun person to be around. Glass half full.
  • 1 0
 @tipsword:

I didnt say what is or isn't "acceptable". It's pathetic of you to attempt to twist my words.

without lot's of knowledge, experience building and riding trial and error one is u likely to produce a noteworthy and well built line for discriminating high level riders, unless the stars align.
  • 1 0
 @Batipapo: i'd prefer not to to see you out skidding down and overwhelmed by actual challenging trails too.
  • 1 0
 @getsomesy: No twist necessary, you said what you said my dude... Smile So, you gonna pick up a shovel and show'em how it's done or just whine?
  • 1 0
 @tipsword:

Haha i aint your dude.

I said alsea sucks, then Chuckicious asked me why I think that, and i explained it to him.

No i am not going to help team derp or the D.O.D. (Doddling old dudes) I said my piece of constructive criticism but it seems most of them are beyond help. Honestly i have much better places to contribute my digging energy than some shithole like alsea, sandy ridge, or whypass.
Oakridge's terrain and access could be cool if there were people there who were willing to build a network of good unofficial trails and improve the existing FS trails in a way to make them better for bikes; but it seems most are nincompoops with poorly developed trail taste. If anyone were to do anything cool i imagine asshats like you and those who just put away the 71* head angle singlespeed hard tail and got an "enduro bike" would Probably tattle and destroy good trail thats above your skill level.
  • 2 0
 @getsomesy: Ah ... the "real" getsomesy is gettin' messy good on ya! I will immediately go and rename my profile to "asshat" as it's been ordained from the resident "MTB GAWD" that I am one Smile I would like to correct you though (I know I know... I'm not worthy eye roll) "constructive criticism" vs narcissistic "I'm the shit so listen to me bouey" coolio rant about how lame that place is and blah blah blah ~ If you don't like something work to fix it if you use it.

I know 20+ people that build out there and though you're entitled to your tiny pp opinion, your presentation spoke to your character or lack of one. Now, I'm sure Bellingham is a nice place, and like most nice places they have their token a*sholes and it looks like I may have found it. Wait, what was that noise? Was that your mom with your hot pockets? better go git'sum Oh, and if by chance you do come South announce yourself "MTB GAWD" arriving, it will be hard to recognize you with your head buried to your shoulders up your ass without help.
  • 6 0
 Oliver & HB, you got that redbull holding dialed. Skye, -10points for showing the ingredients side and not having the original flavor
  • 5 0
 Josh and Arica are the best of people with the best trails. And good lord can Arica make the most amazing food! Like the trails are dope, but the food might almost be better.
  • 4 0
 You did it wrong you got a hit Central Oregon in the winter when the dusty trails are wet and packed and the coast in the summer when it’s a little sunnier and warmer with drier trails.
  • 6 0
 HB is such a boss.
  • 1 0
 Planning to hit the OR coast here soon. It's about 20 degrees cooler than where I am in Southern Oregon (Ashland), and I'm hoping the coastal moisture will make the trails a bit more sticky. Gonna try Bandon area first, but after watching this video maybe I'll head north from there...
  • 3 0
 PSA, Klootchy is closed right now due to fire danger. nw-trail.org/why-are-the-klootchy-creek-trails-still-closed-greenwood-resources

I have not ridden there, but hear that the Whiskey Run Trails near Bandon are worth a visit.
  • 1 0
 @Krackity-Jones: Thanks for the info on Klootchy. We have a trail system closed down here due to fire also (nr Rogue River). There was a fire started in the middle of the trails, and the fire-fighting equipment churned things up. Partially re-opening tomorrow. Fires suck!

I've also seen good things about Whiskey Run, will definitely be checking it out.
  • 2 0
 @MuddyBrit: our locals trails had a fire a few years back. Not too tore up from equipment, but we still have red stains on some of the rock outcrops from the fire retardant.
  • 1 0
 I grew up in the Northwest corner of Oregon. Astoria specifically, but spent a lot of time in the surrounding areas. Never been mountain biking up there since it hadn't been invented when I lived there long ago... i had no idea there were MTB Trails at Klootchy Creek.
  • 1 0
 I had/have family in Cannon Beach so I used to visit there often, and my cousin and I would ride bikes at Falcon Cove and Ecola state park and whatever that big "mountain" is south of Surfsands. This was before anyone had thought of banning bikes from those trails. These days those trails would seem tame and short but at the time it seemed like we were doing epic ocean side rides. Fond memories of those days. There never really developed any other real riding down there but it sounds lke that's changing. Lots of room up in those coastal hills for trails and I'm sure there is some hidden goods.
  • 3 0
 Ugh, seeing Haystack rock never gets old.
  • 3 0
 THIS BIKE WOULD BE GOODE IN THE LAND OF MOTHER RUSSIA !
  • 1 0
 Will there be a bike check for HB's rig? that's the kind of riding i aspire to do. also when is the alloy scout be available?
  • 1 0
 The Oregon Coast Range is insane MTB terrain and has jaw dropping nature. It will blow up someday as it gets more developed.
  • 2 0
 Rad! Looks like an awesome trip.
  • 1 0
 Funny seeing this pop up today. I was just at Cape Kiwanda last weekend, climbed that same sand dune with the pup
  • 1 0
 Transition makes the best videos, period. Love watching HB ride!!! More please!! That lady slays!
  • 2 0
 Klootchy!
  • 1 0
 Hannah has so much style , real badass
  • 1 0
 Awesome Video. Awesome Bikes. Love you @TransitionBikeCompany!
  • 1 0
 X-D
  • 1 0
 The Good stuff...
  • 1 0
 Amazing video!
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