Note: This is Training Route, a good local ride, but not a destination route.
A route that is close in to central Bend, short in distance, and has a good variety to work technical skills. A go-to route when time is limited. It is a favorite of one of our riding partners, CP.
We have classified this route as a Training Route in that it encompasses parts of several other 5 Star Routes but adds in a bit of new terrain. We have ridden it a number of times.
Adventure / Gravel Route
– Lollipop: 21 miles / 1200 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 50% gravel, 10% single track, 20% paved bike path, 20% paved road
– eBike Friendly: No
– Location: Bend, Oregon
– Published: October 2018 (updated November 2021)
Moderate. Due to single track.
Northwest Crossing roundabout
Lat / Long: 44.058913, -121.356767
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
Blue = single track
Purple = paved bike path / roubaix
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