Created by Ryan McGlone from Boneyard Cycling, the Bend Bike Swap began as a way to give back to the local community. Ryan brought together volunteers from the Boneyard Team, local bike shops and the cycling community for three days of bikes, bike gear, and cycling enthusiasm. This event is FREE. MORE INFO HERE.
When: April 23 – 25 starting at 1030am.
Where: 549 NW York Dr, Bend
Although the location of the Bend Bike Swap has changed throughout the past five years, proceeds from the event were always donated to the Bend Endurance Academy, Commute Options, and Mountain Bachelor Sports Education Foundation.
Starting in 2018, the Bend Bike Swap has been organized by the Bend Endurance Academy and…
March gently ushers in mountain bike season in Central Oregon and we want to throw a shout out to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA). If you are riding trails anywhere in Central Oregon from Madras to Lapine you should know and support COTA. There are local chapters in Bend, Crook County, Madras, Redmond, Sisters, and South Deschutes County (Sunriver/Lapine and south).
This community non-profit does so much work, not only for our trails, but also with land agencies to plan and steward our world class trail system. Consider being active in your local chapter.
There is a lot going on at COTA right now and the March COTA newsletter is full of lots of information for each chapter.…
Central Oregon Mountain Biking in Winter can be open and good, you just need to know when and where to go. Important in knowing when is understanding the freeze thaw cycle. It’s really really important to maintaining our trails. Central Oregon Trail Alliance is our local organization that conducts trail maintenance, implements signage, and works with other agencies to manage and designate our trail systems. In their New Year’s letter they explain why it’s so important to NOT RIDE when it’s muddy. Below is an excerpt of the letter. MORE INFO HERE.
From Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA)
Why do we talk about freeze/thaw conditions every year? Because of the moderate winters we have here, the soils in…
THE SHOW MUST GO ON! And so the Powder Hound Preview to winter will continue this year as an online event. This is the gathering that has brought together the winter sports community to watch local films, share stoke, and donate to great non-profits all at a fun filled night at our local Tower Theater each November. That can’t happen this year so get your covid pod together this evening and sit back and watch this year’s Powder Hound Preview & Fundraiser from the comfort of your home.
Starts Wednesday Nov 18th and new episodes each night through the 22nd, Hosted by Pine Mountain Sports. This is an online event. Pine Mountain Sport’s Dan McGarigle…
Saturday October 10, 2020. The event is Free!
Due to Covid-19, we are only operating the Bend event. More INFO HERE.
There are some changes and options for the event this year due to restrictions and safety around Covid-19.
You can choose from these ride options:Self Shuttles – Bring your own shuttle vehicles and set up a ride or two based on your own interests. Loop Rides – There are a number of great loop rides to and from Wanoga. Down Tiddlywinks and up Funner is one example. Reverse Shuttle – We can help you drop one shuttle vehicle off in the AM and shuttle the driver back to Wanoga. Example: You have a group of 4 riding.…
GraviCross is back September 12 & 13 at Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.
On Saturday, think bikes, downhill riding, XC racing, slope-styling and gravel-grinding…smash them all together into one event and you have the 4th Annual ‘GraviCross’ race, presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Company at Mt. Bachelor. This bike park inspired course will consist of approximately 5 miles of next level FUN!
The course will require riders to navigate over uphill climbs, downhill sections, bike park features, drops, berms, rock gardens, and other surprising obstacles. There will be multiple divisions with different time allotments — the fastest rider wins, with time bonuses for features and uphill sections taken into consideration. Prizes will also be awarded to men’s and women’s competitors with…
Sunday Sept 6, 2020. Get MORE INFO HERE.
There have not been very many bike events this summer, but this one is happening. It’s a chance to race or ride recreationally with like minded folks who love mountain bike racing. Spots are still available. GET TICKETS HERE.
One amazing MTB race for all levels of fitness on Labor Day Weekend! Choose a great 13 or 28 mile loop with a Horse lead out for the longer loop for the Men and Women’s fastest fields! Bring your family to Sisters Oregon and Giddy up with Five Pine Lodge, Three Creeks Brewing and Blazin Saddles.
Friday Aug 21, Time: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.Back by popular demand, and with even more race dates on the calendar than last year, is Mt. Bachelor’s Gravity Race Series! This unsanctioned series is for passionate local riders looking for fun and community camaraderie. Each race in the series will be held on a different downhill track — put your skills to the test by competing in all six races or just register for the race day that features your favorite trail. Divisions are offered for Men, Women and Youth and will be broken down into Elite and Open categories based on ability. All competitors will race on the same course, but it’s up to you to decide how extreme or…
Saturday July 25th the Oregon Gran Fondo bike race is happening. One of the few bike events not cancelled this summer, this recreational race out of Cottage Grove is providing a socially distanced environment. If you are missing summer events, this is a chance to get out there with a community of enthusiast in a safe way.
Register through Thursday at noon for the Oregon Gran Fondo Socially distanced edition coming up Saturday with scheduled starts for 71 or 117 miles. Please note the start and finish are remote to provide a quality day on the bike TT style. https://www.bikereg.com/oregon-gran-fondo
Saturday July 11th – Virtual Time
Tour des Chutes has traditionally featured road and gravel cycling routes, along with a 5K run/walk. This year we have shifted our focus to a virtual event so that we can continue to support children and adults with cancer. More INFO HERE.
The Tour des Chutes Virtual Event will still take place on July 11, 2020, with a few additions. Beginning June 26th, we will post a new blog post each day to inspire participants and give everyone a place to connect. All registered participants will also receive a coupon book with incredible deals from local businesses. Registration is just $25, and we are still offering our full assortment of Tour des Chutes…