Training Route / Published June 2018

A quick and relatively easy ride just west of Bend with a cool little bit of single-track that is rarely ridden. We use this route on days when we are looking for something close to home and just want to relax. There are one, maybe two, popper hills … but nothing more.

We (Gravel Girl and Captain O) have ridden this route many times. We have classified it as a Training Route in that it uses many elements of other routes and that it lacks some of the better “gobsmacking” views that Bend is known for.

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 20 miles / 1300 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 70% gravel, 5% single track, 5% paved bike path, 20% paved road
Technical Difficulty: Easier+
Tire Size (recommended minimum):
eBike Friendly: No
– Location: Bend, OR

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Terrain & Riding: What to expect…

Dirt roads and some single-track, rated mountain bike easy.

Technical Difficulty[what this means]

  • Riding Difficulty: Easier+
  • Navigation: Moderate-
    There are a number of unsigned/unmarked turns. It is easy to miss a turn, but also easy to recognize that you have missed a turn. This is a great course to work on your navigation skills.
  • Locale: Rural/Urban
    Just outside the urban boundary of Bend. You are likely to see other bikers, runners, and hikers.

When we like to ride this …

Late spring (when enough snow has melted) through the fall.

The Start

The Grove (Market Hall) in Northwest Crossing. This is a great place to grab a before ride coffee and an after ride snack.
Lat / Long: 44.059480, -121.351831

Food & Water


Love Where You Ride!

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The Ride

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Ridden & Reviewed by …

Kevin and Linda English

Kevin and Linda are the co-founders of Dirty Freehub. Their passion is the outdoors, hanging out with friends, riding dirty, and smiling!

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