We like to get out and fly over Central Oregon and this flyby of the Crooked River area reminds us that there are places east of Bend that are just as worthy as the Cascade lakes and rivers for great outdoor recreation. This is an awesome area for early summer where the temps are warmer than the high Cascades. Check it out!!!
Here’s couple of links for more information on the area.
There will be every size of some favorite Santa Cruz bikes including the all-new Blur, Tallboys, Nomads, and the (totally made for Funner Trail) Bronson and Hightower LT! Demos rides are FREE, but bring your driver’s license and credit card (for deposit) along with your helmet and pedals.
After you take your demo bike down Funner or TiddlyWinks. A free, Pine Mountain Sports shuttle (look for the Pinemobile!) will pick you up at the “Brown Gate” trail head, and get you back to Wanoga…
We already gave you the details about this event in our previous post. In this video we catch up with Bend’s Carson Storch to hear about North Of Nightfall straight from the source. Check it out.
Wednesday May 20th at the Tower Theater. More Info HERE!
This is the World Premier of North Of Nightfall and features Bend’s Carson Storch. This should be a great gathering of Bend’s biking community and we hope to see you there.
About | North of Nightfall
Hidden among the glaciers on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Arctic Circle, are mountain bike lines too incredible to ignore. Harsh temperatures, volatile weather and nine-month
winters mean the area is normally devoid of human life. But each summer, this frozen landscape flourishes under endless daylight, revealing a spectacular ecosystem. Join Darren
Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom Van Steenbergen in North of Nightfall as they embark on…
Our friends at Project Bike are providing a great opportunity to try the Norco Mnt Line FREE, Sunday May 27th 9am -5pm. More Info HERE!
The Demo will start when we open our doors at 9:00am. Come ready to ride with your shoes and helmet. Feel free to bring your own pedals as well.
Estimated Bike List
Range Small 27.5
Range Med 27.5
Range XL 29
Sight XS 27.5
Sight Small 27.5
Sight Med 27.5
Sight Med 29
Sunday May 27th. More Info HERE!
Oregon’s Largest single-day mountain bike race for the whole family. Supported by local bike shop Blazin SaddlesFivePine Lodge and Conference Center Three Creeks Brewing Company and Visit Central Oregon this Memorial weekend is action packed with courses of 26 and 12 miles for all levels.
Tuesday May 22, 630pm at the Gear Fix. More Info HERE!
LeeAnn O’Neill and Ani Kasch are excited to team up with the Outdoor Women ⋅ Oregon to introduce women to bike touring and bikepacking! LeeAnn has completed many bike touring trips through the PNW, Mexico, and South America and has noticed a lack of women on the road. You can check out her adventures at http://kungfubykride.blogspot.com/! Ani more recently got into bike touring and completed her first international tour in Ecuador with LeeAnn last year! They will be going through their trips, what they had to overcome as women road warriors, gear (which you may already have!), and cool beginner friendly local routes.
Repost from our friends COTA – Central Oregon Trail Alliance. Check out the website for lots of local MTB info.Effective Wednesday, May 9, 2018, a section of Lower Storm King trail will be closed for logging and mastication efforts from junction 34 (Funner/Tiddly/SK junction) towards FS 41, with trail detour set in place.
– Trail detour: at junction 34, riders rerouted on short section of Tiddlywinks to power line road, tying back in to Storm King near FS 41.
– Closed Monday-Friday. Open weekends, federal holidays, evenings after 5pm.
– Funner, Tiddlywinks, Larsons and Tyler’s are not affected by this closure.
The good news is the closed section of Grand Slam affected by…
Fest Series Presents: Black Sage 2018 at the Oregon Dirt Park
Hosted by Carson Storch and Kyle Jameson. This is a really cool event organized by top world riders who also happen to be local.
The FEST is a series of rider-driven invitational events created by and for professional freerider mountain bike athletes and moto riders. Each series event lasts for ten days, but in keeping with the spirit of riders riding for riders, only one day is open to the public. The public day for this year’s Black Sage event will be next Saturday, May 5th at the Oregon Dirt Park at 12600 Juniper Canyon Road near Prineville. Put this one on your calender and get tix HERE!
USFS Trail Closures Shift to Storm King & Grand Slam Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Post from 2/18/18 Website and More Info Here! The USFS’s West Bend thinning project efforts have shifted to sections along The Cascade Lakes Highway by green gate, closing a small section of Storm King on the south side of the highway, as well as continued weekday closure of a section of Grand Slam. Trail access restrictions on Catch & Release have been lifted.
There are many organizations contributing to the awesomeness of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) is one of them. This is a local 100% volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving trails in our…