Pacific City is a favorite beach town of Bendites and if you don’t know there is a proposal to create a new Mountain Bike trail system in US National Forest just north of Pacific City. TORTA was formed and is initiating the process with the Forest Service. The public comment period is still open and this link to the TORTA Facebook Page has all the information about this project.
Think of it like when Phil’s trail was created and Phil Meglasson and his friends Bob Woodward, Dennis Heater and others wanted to ride in the forest west of Bend. Consider commenting on the project.
You can comment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The links to comment are also on the TORTA…
The annual fall Cyclocross Crusade race is happening in Bend at the Deschutes Brewery and Old Mill District this weekend and did you know this is one of the largest cyclocross events in the country. If you’ve participated or just come down to watch you probably have a good idea this is a big deal. Teams, costumes, and lots of fun. It’s happening all day today and tomorrow. We took out the plane and flew over the venue yesterday for this shot of our home town. More INFO HERE!
Today Oct 29 at 6pm. More INFO HERE!
As many of you know, the Bend Park & Rec Dept is working to build an impressive Valmont-style bike park at Big Sky Park/Luke Damon Sports Complex on the east side of Bend at Hamby and Neff. We at COTA fully support this project because of the varied biking opportunities it brings to our community.
This project is at risk, however, because there’s some resistance to the proposed bike park being used for races such as cyclocross or free ride competitions. Since it would be part of the Luke Damon Sports Complex, where soccer & BMX bike competitions are already held, it makes sense that the bike park should be utilized…
A night mountain bike ride is pretty stellar and Pine Mountain Sports offers a FREE group ride tomorrow Wednesday Oct 24th. The group is limited to 12 so call them or more INFO HERE.
This guided night ride is open to all riders and will require the use of a good lighting system – both headlight and taillight. Pine Mountain Sports will offer a limited number of Bontrager Ion 700 demo headlights that can be reserved for the evening, Meet at 5P if you have reserved a light, depart at 5:30P. We pedal from the store.
Despite this FB invite, an RSVP in person or over the phone is required; 12 riders maximum. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
This Saturday Oct 20th
It is going down in Bend. The 2018 Single Speed MTB World Championships. This crazy old skool event will bring folks from around the country to our community. It may be a little rowdy but always fun with this crowd. If you don’t know about it find out MORE HERE!
Back where it all began, the good ol’ US of A. The 2018 edition is taking it back old skool….cut-offs, canti brakes, lycra, suffering, joy, Stevil, sweat, rain, dust, mud, winners, DFL, piss beer, coloring contests.
Let’s show the out of town folks a good time while there here. It’s kinda a big deal this weekend.
Saturday and Sunday Sep 22 & 23 in Bend, hosted by Ninja Mountain Bike Performance.
The Int/Adv clinic builds upon your fundamentals and give you a full toolbox of mountain bike skills that you can apply to any terrain, in any location, and any in conditions; be it a gnarly back country trail or our local race course. This full day clinic also looks closely at the key elements to finding your flow and builds upon your fundamentals to improve your trail speed and energy management.
Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in your confidence on technical trails. You will be able to tackle rougher terrain…
Hosted By: Discover Your Forest, Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), the Prineville Chamber, and Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET). September 20th 6pm-8pm. More INFO HERE!
The Ochoco Trails Strategy Group has been developing the first draft of a trails plan for the Ochoco National Forest and wants your input. This meeting will be at the Prineville Library from 6 to 8 pm. It will be an open house so you can come and go as you like.The Ochoco Trails Strategy group is an ad hoc group convened by the Prineville Chamber of Commerce and the Ochoco
National Forest. It includes representatives of COTA, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Back Country Horsemen, hikers, ranchers & the business community. The group aims…
Monday September 17th Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening for the Dirt Divas to celebrate another year of riding together. There will be an End of Season Party in the movie theater and a showing of Moksha at McMenamins Old St Francis School. The 30-minute film highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport.
Doors open at 7:30 and the film/party starts at 8P. Come join us! More INFO HERE.
Join the Bend Bicycle community at the Tower Friday for a night of fun and fundraising while watching local films of, yes you guess it, biking!!! This is a great time to hang out with great people who care about biking in Bend and the movie makers sharing their stoke for riding in Central Oregon.
This weekend is the Mt. Bachelor 4th annual Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival. This is an event for riders and spectators, oh yeah and beer drinkers!!!
This year, Race Cascadia will host the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro Race, where athletes will test their biking skills on some of the toughest terrain Mt. Bachelor has to offer. This race will serve as a bonus for the Cascadia Dirt Cup and can be used toward CDC series points. It’s a great weekend for locals and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts to get away for a weekend!
Come out for free bike clinics, live music, and vendors, all located in the West Village Base Area.
Visit the Beer Garden for brews, your favorite BBQ foods and the…