Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards (GOATS)
The Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards was created to be the group to assist in implementing the Trails Plan. We are a 501(c)(3) "chapter" of IMBA and operate under but independent from IMBA. This is also a new IMBA program (like the Ride Center) that we are helping to pioneer.
Although our group is a multi-user trails group, IMBA has allowed us to be in the program. We will be the local voice and connection to funding and projects in Oakridge. We are not out to replace any of the great volunteer groups currently doing trail work in the Oakridge area like the Disciples of Dirt (DOD). We are out to partner with them to maintain what we have and work to create new trails.
Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards mission is to protect, create, and enhance quality trail experiences for mountain bikers in cooperation with other trail users in the Oakridge area. In addition, we actively promote responsible trail use, support volunteer trail work, assist land managers with trail management issues, and improve relations among all trail user groups.