Explore Cycle Oregon -Portland Bicycling Club

Explore Cycle Oregon

Near the summit of Mt. Bachelor 2018

Join in for some end of summer adventure on these club rides in Central Oregon. You trained hard, you’re ready for anything, so venture across the Cascades and explore some new terrain.

Late summer in the high desert in Central Oregon is invariably ideal for cycling. Crisp mornings lead to warm dry days, the mountain air smells like manzanita, traffic is light, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Saturday, September 12

Mt. Bachelor Classic: Distance 62 miles.  Leaves at 9:30. Late Summer in the high desert in Central Oregon is ideal for cycling. Day one of this fun weekend starts at the SunRiver General Store in the south parking lot. Head up to the high lakes, past Crane Prairie and on to Elk Lake for a regroup where you can enjoy your lunch (the one you brought) looking at Mt. Bachelor, your next destination. After the summit near Bachelor enjoy a wonderful descent almost the entire trip back to SunRiver. Regroup ride. Level C/D. Pace 13-15 on the flats. Ride Leader:  Ann Morrow 360.608.3173 (cell) anniedmor@gmail.com

Sunday, September 13

Crooked River Canyon Scenic Bikeway: Distance 37 miles. Leaves at 10 a.m. Start at Rimrock City Park in Prineville (about 36 miles/50 minutes from Bend). Ride along the Crooked River to Prineville Reservoir and back. Bring food and plenty of water as there are no stores and limited water. We’ll plan to enjoy the hospitality of Prineville after the ride. Gradual climb to the turnaround with one “sneaky-hard little climb” near the halfway point. Regroup ride. Level B/C.  Pace 14-16 on the flats. Ride Leader:  Ann Morrow 360.608.3173 (cell)

Monday, September 14

Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway:  Distance 33.miles. Leaves at 9:30.  Start at Drake Park just west of Downtown Bend near the wooden foot bridge. Enjoy a different perspective of the Cascade Mountain Range and the high desert. A perfect ride to extend your weekend.  Regroup ride. Level B/C.  Pace 14-16 on the flats. Ride Leader:  Ann Morrow 360.608.3173 (cell) anniedmor@gmail.com

These rides are free and a great chance to explore Central Oregon. Mark your calendar! You find your own lodging and just meet us at the start location.

Ride leader Ann Morrow, 360-608-3173 or anniedmor@gmail.com.

View from the Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway