Bay, Oregon, USA
Coos Bay, Oregon, a.k.a. Winchester, North Bend, Horsfal, and Boxcar
(although the last is really the name of comp hill) is located on the
coast east of Eugene Oregon and South of Florence (about 3/4 way
through Oregon) on the famous Highway 101. Take the I-5 to Eugene and
head for the Coast - (about 50 miles). Entering Florence, pick up 101
South and follow the map.
There's a great bike shop in North Bend just over the big bridge on
your left. This guy (and I'll be damned if I remember his name) is the
guy. We actually drive from Florence to go see them whenever we're in
the area. The guy will deal on anything, has tons of stuff in stock for
all the popular brands and will go waaaaaay out of his way to help a
rider out. I remember breaking a stearing shaft on Panz's Raptor and
catching buddy in the parking lot as he was leaving - not only did he
open his doors back up, but let us use his Mig and tools and shop for
FREE. Stayed there and let us do our thing until we were good to go and
smiled about it. If you are within driving distance of this shop - go
there, spend money. He is the LAST good service shop in the entire
world. (lol) - He's gonna kick my ass that I can't remember his name,
but you know what? I'd rather be remembered for who I am than what my
label is, and this guy is the shit.
Horsfal has dune access, showers and is off road vehicle friendly. It
is, however, mostly reserved camping, so check that out before you go,
but there is some real good day spots available.
The Dunes themselves are more hook then rolling. It's a great spot for
intermediate to expert riders alike and there is plenty of riding for
the begginer as well, but you'll want to stay off the 200' hooks. You
can camp on the dunes themselves if you are brave enough, just be 200'
from any sand road, you can also camp in the parking lot style
campgrounds which offer basic facilities and treed lots with fire pits.
There is lots of access to the beach where you can ride (there is a
speed limit), but this beach also has been witness to some of the
greatest sunsets I have ever seen. There is a noise limit in effect
(anything but stock pipes is over) and the noise police are usually out
every weekend at random locations.
Dune access from Horsfal is a simple drive down a wooped out sand road
to the main dune area. Comp Hill is a favorite night spot and is
surrounded by large dunes where you can kick back and watch the fun.
There are also many sand trails to rally on as well as tighter dune
areas for surfing. Paddle tires are recommended, but you'll get around
without them. The Dunes here are more of a rectangle shape then
Florence - Florence's main riding area is kind of square so when you
enter you can go virtually any direction - in Horsfal, you enter at one
end and have to travel over the same area to get farther and farther
into the system. There is, however, multiple entrances from the KOA on
101 to the parking lot by the beach past Horsfal campsite.
A great place to ride, I've been there lots, and I will definitly go
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