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Whiskey Run Trails, Coos County, OR

Whiskey Run Trails:

The Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails are a brand new, one-of-a-kind trail system on the Southern Oregon Coast. Ribbons of clay dirt flow and wind through the Coos County Forest in these cross-country style trails. Moderate climbing and fun descending make this system worth the drive to the gorgeous Southern Oregon Coast. The trail system is located about 10 minutes from Bandon or Coos Bay off Highway 101, in the mists of the coastal forest.

The Whiskey Run Bike Festival will celebrate these new Mountain Bike Trails by offering 3 guided ride options led by the people and club who helped to make them a reality.  Each ride will be led by members of the Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Bicycling Association & local riders.  Something for everyone at the trails with a beginner ride, moderate, and advanced ride option.

Our celebration of the trails will continue at an after-party event at Bandon Brewing where riders will enjoy some delicious snacks and local craft beer.  Family & friends are welcome to join us to celebrate and the restaurant and bar will be open for additional food and drink purchases.


The Rides

We have three great rides scheduled for you to choose from!

Break the Ice (Beginner Ride)

This slow-paced ride is perfect for beginners that want to get a taste of the trails at an easy pace, so you don’t need to feel like you’re always having to “keep up.” Expect about a 4+/- mile ride with two options: at mile 3 you can ride Sir-Lance-Alot out and back to add 2 more miles on, or continue to the parking lot via Dirty Dishes & Hollerback for the remaining 1/2 mile. Ride starts from the main parking area, descends down Hollerback, Dirty Dishes (with a section that some might prefer to walk, but our guides will be happy to give you tips, pointers, or help you descent the trail) and continues across the lower parking area to The Snag section on the south side of the road. Ride will then loop around The Snag beginner area and continue back up Dirty Dishes with the option to head back to trailhead (.5 miles) or ride Sir-Lance-Alot out and back (2 miles). This beginner focused ride will give you a chance to enjoy some of the best of the trails and trees with not too much climbing or difficulty, and plenty of breaks. Beginners will get a chance to learn a few tricks and tips from mountain bike coach and bike enthusiast Erin Kessler to help take your riding to a new level! This group ride is perfect for new-to-mountain biking riders who want a supportive and fun atmosphere to learn new skills.

Map: There’s a couple points that are funky, but you get the idea.

  • Expect at least a 1-hour ride time.

Whiskey Sampler (Intermediate Ride)

Want to ride at a little faster pace, but not yet ready to be King/Queen of the Mountain? Bring your intermediate mountain biking skills to our intermediate ride and enjoy a 7(+/-) mile ride around our Whiskey Run Trail System at a decent pace with plenty of stops at crucial intersections to hydrate, chat, and catch your breath. This ride, guided by local enthusiasts, is perfect for those with basic to intermediate mountain biking skills who may not be ready for the entire system, but want a good solid ride with good solid people. There will be plenty of downhill and uphill as you sample the Whiskey Run Trail System. There is an option at the end of the ride, to ride the inner Well Shot loop for about an extra mile.

  • Expect a 1.5-2-hour ride time.

Full Flight (Advanced Ride)

Ready to enjoy all the trails? The “advanced ride” is for those who are comfortable on a longer ride at a faster pace. We won’t be racing, but this ride is for those that are confident enough to keep up and don’t mind a little climbing. Guided by Whiskey Run gurus and the local trail building master himself, you will get to ride all the trails (with the exception of small section of Hollerback). This ride is over 12 miles so you’ll get to ride some of the trails both uphill and downhill, as well as all the intermediate level trails. Hoot and holler your way through our gorgeous coastal single track, enjoying it all. Added bonus to this ride is the new downhill trail that will be completed in May (not yet mapped).

Map: (we have not finished the new downhill trail in the Snag section, so it is not added to the route yet)

  • Expect a solid 2+ hour ride.

Whiskey Run Trails

Click here to view a detailed map of our new trail system.


Packet Pick Up

5:00pm - 7:00pm Packet pick up and registration at Bandon Brewing, 395 2nd ST SE, Bandon, OR 97411


Bandon Brewing

Day-of-Event Registration

8:30am - 10:00am Day-of-event registration and packet pick up available at Trail head parking lot. Click here for map to Trail Head Parking Lot.


Trail Head

Full Flight ~ Advanced Ride

10:45am - Advanced Ride gathers into groups of 10-15 people. 11:00am - First Advanced Ride group leaves led by the Whiskey Run gurus.



Whiskey Sampler ~ Intermediate Ride

11:15am - Intermediate Ride gathers into groups of 10-15 people. 11:30am - Intermediate Ride leaves led by local enthusiasts



Break the Ice ~ Beginner Ride

11:45am - Beginner Ride gathers and grouped by ability & experience. 12:00pm - Beginner Ride leaves led by mountain bike coach, Erin Kessler.



Bandon Brewing Trail Celebration

Bandon Brewing Trail Celebration 2:00pm - 4:00pm After everyone is done riding for the day we will head on over to Bandon Brewing, 395 2nd ST SE, Bandon, OR 97411 to celebrate the great new trails, enjoy all the new friends we have made, and toast our accomplishments after a day of riding!  We will enjoy music, snacks, outdoor games, fun races, and each registered participant will receive a pint of Bandon’s Craft Brew.  Family, friends, and community members are welcome to join us at this celebration and the restaurant and bar will be open for additional food and drink purchases.


Bandon Brewing


After everyone is done riding for the day we will head on over to Bandon Brewing to celebrate the great new trails, enjoy all the new friends we have made, and toast our accomplishments after a day of riding! Each registered participant will receive a pint of Bandon’s Craft Brew and the kitchen will be open for food purchases. Family, friends, and community members are welcome to join us at this celebration.

Musical entertainment by local band ~ Tbird and the Other Birds as well as mini bike races, and raffle for lots of great prizes, including our grand raffle prize of weekend pass to MBO.

395 2nd ST SE Bandon, OR 97411
(541) 347-3911



Friday, June 8, 2018

5-7PM Packet pick up at Bandon Brewing, 395 2nd ST SE, Bandon, OR 97411 &

Saturday, June 9, 2018 9-10:30AM at Trail head parking lot

Yes, you can register on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9-10:30AM at Trail head parking lot

Yes, South Coast Bicycles will be there to help if you need any mechanical support.


Google maps of where trail head is and parking area can be accessed here:

Parking Lot & Trailhead Map

There is limited parking in gravel parking lot at trail head.  There is parking along roadway leading up to trail head and signage will be posted.

Family and Friends are welcome to join you at the trail head and we will have music, demo bikes, and trail information or if they are a “newbie” to mountain biking, we encourage them to sign up for our Break the Ice (Beginner Ride) where they will learn some basic skills and be led by a mountain bike coach on a leisurely ride.

The after-ride celebration at Bandon Brewing is open to the community and there will be food and beverages available for purchase.

We will have extra water and hydration products available for riders at the trail head.  Come prepared with your own water, power bars, snacks, etc. South Coast Bicycles may have some nutrition products available for purchase.  All registered riders will receive 1 free beverage ticket for a craft brewed beer at Bandon Brewing.  The Brewery is becoming famous not only for their beer but also delicious pizza.  All riders will be given a coupon for 30% off food and beverages at Bandon Brewing.

Type 1/Class 1: Pedal Assist ebikes are allowed on the Whiskey Run Trails.  No throttle bikes are allowed.  No motorized bikes are allowed.  The only electric bikes allowed are ebikes that can only be activated through a pedaling action.  If the ebike is activated by a throttle element such as a grip-twist, trigger, or button, it is not allowed.


A weekend pass to Mountain Bike Oregon. All registrants will be entered into a drawing to win and winner will be picked at after party on June 9th at Bandon Brewing.

*Receive one entry per registration



Thank you to all of our partners that help make this event possible!