What is Loam?
loam /lōm/ - "a fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus." In mountain biking terms "loam" signifies epic trail conditions found here in the Pacific NW.
Loam has come to symbolize what mountain biking in the Pacific NW is all about. The soil, the wet climate, the built features, massive berms and table tops, moss covered rocks, and mud. Loam Coffee is about promoting mountain biking here in the NW through coffee, stories, and stoke. But not only in the PNW. We're here to promote mountain biking wherever there's mountain biking to be had! We are mountain bikers. We ride. We drink coffee. We are doing so to continue to promote riding here and share stories not only with locals but for those who venture here into the NW whether exploring the network of trails at Post Canyon in Hood River, Oregon or dropping in on A-Line in Whistler, British Columbia.
What are we about?
Our mission is to create new businesses and opportunities around our passions for coffee and cycling. We believe that when we come together and leverage our assets within the mountain bike community it creates jobs, builds trails, fosters growth and brings life where it was declining.
Our dream is to see our passions come together to bring a positive change everywhere we go. Whether it's sitting in our neighborhood coffee shop or ripping down our favorite trail.
Will you join us on the ride?
Races and Events That We Proudly Sponsor
One of the privileges we have is being apart of some key races and events that we believe in. While there are numerous give-aways, races, and other events that we participate in we also strive to be strategic in what we support. We wanted to highlight a growing list of these races that we're proud to be behind.
Trans CR Enduro // Costa Rica
TransCR is a four day enduro stage race through the Costa Rican jungle. High mountains, lush jungle, remote locations and unspoiled singletrack make the TransCR a truly unique enduro experience. www.racetranscr.com
Transierra norte Enduro // oaxaca, mexico
Trans Sierra Norte is an event promoted by MTB-Enduro (The Enduro national series main promoter in México) that will challenge riders on a 3-day backcountry race with special timed stages and non-timed transitions over millenial trails used in the past by native communities to communicate with each other and exchange goods along the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, México. This trail system is well recognized as the best place to ride bikes in Mexico. www.transierranorte.com
Loam Coffee Crew
What makes this website awesome are the great photos. While some were shot with a regular ol' iPhone 4 the best pics come from amazing photographers who're passionate about bikes ... and coffee. Shoutouts to Jason O'Neil, Aaron Lesieur, Deanna Campbell, Ruandy Albisurez, Jesse Cole, Graeme Paterson, Ian Houghton, Peter Dyck, Tina Gerber, Armin Wurmser, Grant Benesh, Shane Wiebe, and others to follow ...