Idaho and Oregon with Pat Fulghum

This week Pat Fulghum shares with us a region of the USA we’ve yet to fully capture in FulGaz, Oregon and Idaho in the Pacific Northwest of USA.

This collection of six rides is highlighted with three “road” bike rides of varying distance with some great rolling terrain, and three mountain bike rides adapted to indoor cycling. Pat has worked hard to find and film some routes which capture the experience of mountain biking and adopting it to the FulGaz platform.

Roll over the rocks and through the tight squeezes, rail the burms, and hang on as we even catch a bit of air on “Beyond Jug” and “Brundage” rides.

For the best experience on these mountain bike rides, make sure you have a big gear range, and change your Aerodynamic Drag (CDA) to 0.8 in Advanced Performance Settings to control your bike’s downhill speed.

This is Pat’s first collection since he filmed the two Zion National Park rides which have become favourite rides for many FulGaz subscribers.

You can find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz App or by searching Fulghum.

MCCALL IDAHO SOUTH

Nestled in Idaho’s picturesque mountains, McCall is a small, but vibrant, resort town situated on the southern shore of beautiful Payette Lake which is bordered by towering, pine-covered mountains averaging 8,500 feet of elevation. Originally founded as a logging town, McCall is now a destination for outdoor recreation and adventure enthusiasts. In the summer, McCall’s warm sunny days and cool nights provide the perfect setting to enjoy all manner of outdoor activities, especially mountain biking. In the Western USA forest fires are always present in the hot summers and with that fire comes smoke in the air. This 16 mile ride with 600 feet of elevation was filmed on one of the more clear days.

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25.41km
DISTANCE
00:44:59
DURATION
188m
ELEVATION

HAYDEN LAKE

Hayden Lake, with its crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and picturesque timber shores, is one of the most beautiful and popular lakes in the state of Idaho, in the Pacific Northwest United States. The lake is surrounded on three sides by panoramic timbered mountains, which rise to an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet and extend for many miles to the east as part of the Bitterroot Mountain Range. Much of this land is the Coeur d’Alene National Forest, which offers excellent hunting, fishing, and mountain bike riding. This 25 mile ride will take you clockwise around the lake and have ~2000 feet of climbing bringing you right back to where you start. This rolling terrain will make for a great interval workout. It was filmed on a typical overcast Sunday morning with very little traffic.

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39.92km
DISTANCE
01:33:18
DURATION
627m
ELEVATION

FARRAGUT STATE PARK

This "gravel" ride has it all: single track, double track, gravel road, and a bit of asphalt. Farragut State Park is located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of northern Idaho, USA. This Park was the former site of a major training base of the U.S. Navy during World War II housing some 55,000 men. The lake is still used by the US Navy for acoustic studies on 1/4 scale submarine models. This 4,000-acre park provides great trails with 93 unique intersections where you must choose a path. For the best experience on this mountain bike ride, change your Aerodynamic Drag (CDA) to 0.8 in Advanced Performance Settings.

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21.18km
DISTANCE
01:01:49
DURATION
273m
ELEVATION

ECOLA STATE PARK

Along the ocean coast of Oregon, USA and between the cities of Seaside and Cannon Beach lies Ecola State Park. It stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers outstanding sightseeing. It is perched dramatically on the edge of Tillamook Head and the short 3.5 mile road winds through old growth rainforest before emerging at one of the Oregon Coast’s most famous views, overlooking numerous rock formations and the capes and headlands miles to the south. That is our turnaround point where I will give you a few seconds to take in the view. Only 7 miles long with 1000 feet of climbing (some on short 13% grades), this ride will test your gear shifting. At the start and end of the ride you can see the famous Haystack Rock in the distance.

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11.05km
DISTANCE
00:30:13
DURATION
310m
ELEVATION

BEYOND JUG MOUNTAIN

South of McCall Idaho sits Jug Mountain Ranch Mountain Bike Park which is full of great singletrack bike trails. Our route takes us up out of the park boundaries around some forest roads that turn into narrow singletrack. We then go back into the bike park for a twisty and fast downhill which features some high banked turns as the reward for the 1700 feet of climbing. Best to have some big gears as there are a couple of short 20% gradients. For the best experience on this mountain bike ride, change your Aerodynamic Drag (CDA) to 0.8 in Advanced Performance Settings.

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21.17km
DISTANCE
01:00:34
DURATION
529m
ELEVATION

BRUNDAGE MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT

McCall Idaho is home to Brundage Mountain Ski Resort. We climb about 2,900 feet today on our way up to the fire lookout. We ride the “Backside Moto” trail and the newly constructed (2021) "Rock Garden" trail. On our way back down to town we ride the "Payette Rim Trail” which is a premiere mountain bike trail in the area. At the end of the ride we look back across Payette Lake to the mountain we just climbed. For the best experience on this mountain bike ride, change your Aerodynamic Drag (CDA) to 0.8 in Advanced Performance Settings.

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40.76km
DISTANCE
02:08:04
DURATION
895m
ELEVATION

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