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Donnybrook

5 Star Route
~ Madras, Oregon
A scenic canyon, big views of the mountains, the ghost town of Ashwood and the historic Donnybrook schoolhouse (built in 1914).

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Our Newest Gravel Routes

In Plain View (The Short)

Alts & Options Route
Bend, Oregon
One of our “go to” fall and spring rides. It has no overheating big climbs and no chilly big descents, and packs in some fantastic views!
Route: Loop | 23 mi
Gain: 830 ft
Surface: 90% unpaved 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 45mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Ashes to Glory

Alts & Options Route
Madras, Oregon
A uniquel grave course situated in the rugged high desert of Oregon's Jefferson county.
Route: Lollipop | 58 mi
Gain: 6,044 ft
Surface: 70% paved, 30% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 38 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Metolius Weekender

Bikepacking Route
Sisters, Oregon
A weekend bikepacking adventure around the Metolius River in Central Oregon.  Spectacular views, secluded dispersed camping, and spirit for exploration.
Duration: 2.5 Days
Route: Loop | 105 mi
Gain: 7,075 ft
Surface: 95% gravel, singletrack, hiking trail, and paved roads in and out of Sisters.
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40+ mm
eBike Friendly: No

Dooley Mountain Climb

5 Star Route
~ Baker City, Oregon
Follow the same route up and over Dooley Summit that miners of the late 1800s took to transit between the gold mining towns of Auburn and Clarksville.
Route: Loop | 17 mi
Gain: 2,500 ft
Surface: 50% gravel, 50% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Ash Meadows

5 Star Route
Las Vegas, Nevada
In the midst of the high Mojave desert just outside of Death Valley, a dry, inhospitable and what at first glance seems lifeless, lies an oasis with a very rare and unique ecosystem.
Route: Loop | 38 mi
Gain: 835 ft
Surface:
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40mm +
eBike Friendly: Yes

Milk & Honey

5 Star Route
~ Paisley, Oregon
The Paisley area has been plagued with bad wildfires in recent years, but somehow we found an amazing route that skips the burn areas. Streams, meadows, pine and ponderosa forests and ridge line views … this route is big on adventure and wildlife. (w/ shorter options)
Route: Loop | 47 mi
Gain: 3,100 ft
Surface: ~ 85% gravel / dirt roads, 15% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

Tum Tum

5 Star Route
Corvallis, Oregon
Experience the heart of the mid-Willamette Valley and the eastern flank of the Coast Mountains. Expect deep, dark forests, vista views, lung-sucking popper hills, historical points of interest, and some eclectic art.
Route: Loop | 39 mi
Gain: 3,800 ft
Surface: ~ 55% gravel, 10% single-track, 35% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

Rabbit Ears

5 Star Route
~ Medford, Oregon
Old growth forest with granddaddy trees, the enfolding Rabbit Ears rock formation that will leave you inspired, and a jaunt up to a lookout tower that will have at least half your group pushing their bikes!
Route: Loop | 30 mi
Gain: 4,000 ft
Surface: 100% gravel
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Extremely Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

The Bishop

5 Star Route
~ Bend, Oregon
Get ready for a big ride with a bit of everything: gravel roads, forest service dirt roads, dropbar single-track, and some pavement.
Route: Loop | 100 mi
Gain: 7,000 ft
Surface: ~ 65% gravel , 20% single-track, 15% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: No

Seesaw (for big kids) (Kevin Working)

5 Star Route
~ Prineville, Oregon
Short Desc.
Route: Out & Back | 10 mi
Gain: 100 ft
Surface:
Technical Difficulty: Unknown
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Urban
eBike Friendly: No

Oktoberfest

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
Meander through the logging roads out to Tumalo Falls and back. Our favorite way to see the fall colors.
Route: Loop | 36 mi
Gain: 2,200 ft
Surface: 100% gravel / dirt roads
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 45mm +
eBike Friendly: No

The Pawn

5 Star Route
Sisters, Oregon
An adventurous up / down route with big views of volcanic craters, mountain tops, and long ridgelines with constantly changing terrain from gravel roads to rugged forest service track to flowy single-track.
Route: Loop | 42 mi
Gain: 3,200 ft
Surface: 80% gravel, 10% single-track, 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

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