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Bend Mountain Bike

Ride the famed McKenzie River Trail & More

You may find Bend, Oregon to be more than a mountain biking destination, you just may want to call it home.

Bend is synonymous with amazing beer and even better dirt. It’s the perfect place to spend some time outdoors on a mountain bike tour loaded with flowy, purpose-built single track through dense forests, and dramatic volcanic landscapes. Central Oregon is home to world class riding on an expansive network of hundreds of miles of trails, and growing every year. Best of all each days' post-ride reward can be found floating the crystal waters of the Deschutes, and in the craft breweries that make this Oregon paradise famous.

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Daily Itinerary

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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Phil's trails
Approximately 23 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Upon arrival to Bend, our guides will discuss the rules of bike safety and specific mountain tips for riding throughout Bend and the surrounding area. You’ll spend some time familiarizing yourself to the Trek bikes you’ll be riding and your guides will make sure that you and your bike are the perfect fit. Please pack your bike clothes and riding equipment in a separate, easily accessible bag. Today’s ride takes you to the purpose built Phil's Mountain Bike trails, a network of smooth, fast, winding singletrack that will offer a perfect introduction to your bike and the area. Post-ride, you’ll return to your home for the next 4 nights, the Doubletree by Hilton. After beers and conversation, you’ll enjoy a hearty meal together at one of Bend's most popular restaurants.

Hotel:

Doubletree by Hilton
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Wanoga Complex - Tiddlywinks, Kiwa Butte, Tyler's Traverse, Funner
Approximately 18 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Tiddlywinks, Kiwa Butte, Tyler's Traverse, shuttle back to town
Approximately 13 miles with 500 of climbing

Description:

Today starts with a morning shuttle up to the Wanoga Park trail complex. After a few short climbs you will descend down one of Bend’s most fun trails through a network of ponderosa pine and smooth, flowy singletrack in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor. A second shuttle brings you back up the hill for more riding on an entirely different yet equally thrilling trail. Take time this afternoon to enjoy lunch on us downtown, and maybe hop on a different kind of trail - the Bend Ale Trail, to explore some of the 14 breweries in town. Or, perhaps you'll prefer to cool off by floating the Deschutes River through town, a favorite local summer pastime.

Hotel:

Doubletree by Hilton
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Ride:

Skyliners and Tumalo
Approximately 15 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Today's ride plus riding back to town on Skyliner's, Whoops and Phil's
Approximately 41 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today starts out with a morning shuttle to Swampy Snow Park nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Your ride begins by pedaling through the dense Lodgepole pines of the Deschutes National Forest as you traverse the popular wintertime Nordic trails to sweeping volcanic vistas. A rewarding descent will bring you to 97-foot Tumalo Falls at the base of Broken Top mountain. From here you’ll head straight to a trailside picnic lunch waiting nearby. Once you have had the chance to relax and enjoy a well-deserved midday meal, you and your guides can discuss your options for riding or shuttling back to town. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is yours to keep exploring the many charms of Bend. You may want to pop in to McMenamins Old St Francis School, a former Catholic schoolhouse renovated into a Brewpub, theater, whiskey bar and heated, open-air soaking pool.

Hotel:

Doubletree by Hilton
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Ride:

McKenzie River Trail to Belknap Springs
Approximately 18 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

McKenzie River Trail
Approximately 10 miles

Avid Option:

McKenzie River Trail - Belknap Hot Springs
Out and back as desired

Description:

An early morning shuttle will bring you to the famed McKenzie River Trail, deemed America's #1 trail by Bike Magazine. We think you'll see why as you descend 1,800 feet over 18 miles, cruising along seamless singletrack through mossy old-growth forest. You'll skirt deep topaz blue pools, pedaling over lava fields past 100-foot Sahalie Falls along the rushing whitewater of the McKenzie River. This epic trail is challenging in length, with sections of technical riding, but offers something for riders of all abilities! Your reward at the end of the day will be soaking in the mineral pools overlooking a bend in the McKenzie River at Belknap Hotsprings. Return to Bend via shuttle, reveling in the shared stories of today's most extraordinary ride!

Hotel:

Doubletree by Hilton
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day
5
Day
5

Today's Ride:

Shevlin Park Loop
Approximately 14 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Mrazek out and back
Approximately 25 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Description:

This morning's ride offers a great opportunity to spin out your legs after four big days of mountain biking. From the hotel, you'll ride four miles to Shevlin Park, which offers a tranquil backdrop for smooth trails and a whispering breeze amongst the aspen leaves and tamarack trees. You may choose to pedal a short 5 mile loop along Shevlin Creek, or a longer out and back offering steady, gradual climbing before enjoying a speedy descent back the way you came. After riding back to the hotel, you'll say goodbye to your guides before checking out.

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Dates & Pricing

THE EARLIER YOU BOOK, THE GREATER THE REWARDS

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.

2017


Jul
24th - 28th / 5 days / 4 nights
$2199 / Person, $500 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Jul
31st -
Aug
4th
/ 5 days / 4 nights
$2199 / Person, $500 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Aug
7th - 11th / 5 days / 4 nights
$2199 / Person, $500 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Aug
14th - 18th / 5 days / 4 nights
$2199 / Person, $500 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *
Sep
4th - 8th / 5 days / 4 nights
$2199 / Person, $500 / Single Occupancy
Guaranteed *

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Stay at the Doubletree by Hilton on Trek Travel's Bend Mountain Bike trip

Doubletree by Hilton

Bend, Oregon

Set in the heart of historic downtown Bend, the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is just steps away from numerous recreation areas, shops, restaurants and galleries, and offers incredible views of the Cascade Mountain Range, your home away from home for 4 nights.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. See more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 4 nights of accommodation at the Doubletree by Hilton, located in the heart of downtown. You'll be in the ultimate location for relaxation after a tough day in the saddle.
  • Daily breakfast, daily lunches, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • A daily breakfast buffet is included each morning as well as a sack lunch, energy bar and fruit for your ride. Most dinners will be with the group but some nights are on your own in town (with suggested options). We will always try to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies at meals but please be aware that in some cases you may need to pack supplemental options. Please note your restrictions upon booking.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Energy bars and electrolyte mix (we recommend you bring your own preferred energy supplements as we may not have your preferred brand)
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Fuel EX 9 29 full suspension mountain bike
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Complimentary Bontrager merchandise
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Please be sure to bring a Camelback, or similar hydration pack with pockets to carry additional items needed on the trail. Limited vehicle support means you will want to carry an extra layer, multi-tools, food and water.

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Comprehensive bike fit
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type| 3
  • Average Daily Mileage | 20
  • Terrain | Mountainous
  • Average Daily Elevation | 900 ft.

On all of our trips Trek Travel strives to find the most enjoyable but challenging trails, over a variety of terrain, in order to fully experience the region. Bend Mountain Bike is best suited for our Type 3 Riders with at least intermediate technical mountain biking skills. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and challenges the avid route options offer. Much of the singletrack in and around Bend is smooth and flowy, lending itself to covering miles quickly, however there is varied terrain offering sections of technical and rocky singletrack. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distances and mileage options.

Daily rides during the Bend Mountain Bike trip range from 11 to 40 miles in forrested, high-desert and mountainous regions between the elevations of 3,000 and 6,000 feet. Much of the singletrack in and around Bend is smooth and flowy, lending itself to covering miles quickly, however there is varied terrain offering sections of technical and rocky singletrack. While there are many challenging mountain bike options, there will always be more moderate options available for novice mountain bikers.

You are more than welcome to bring a non-riding companion. Please refer to the trip page for specific pricing for a double-occupancy room. Your non-riding companion will have their days free to explore while you are riding your bike. You'll be able to reconnect in the afternoon and you can shape your day as you wish. Our Trek Travel staff members will spend their day supporting the riders, however they will have a list of suggested activities for non-riders to enjoy at their own expense.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information.

In addition to being a cycling mecca, Bend is a vacation destination for a variety of other reasons. There are a number of non-riding activities that allow you to get out and experience the vast expanses of public land surrounding Bend. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Check out the shops of Bend
  • Soak in the thermal baths at McMenamins
  • Standup paddleboard, kayak, canoe, float or raft on the Deschutes River
  • Hike the nearby mountains and trails
  • Enjoy a brewery tour at Deschutes Brewery
  • Indulge yourself with a spa treatment at Anjou or Spa W

Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the high desert with an average of almost 300 days of sunshine per year. Sunny days, low humidity, and cool nights provide the most common weather pattern for the area. Summer temps average between 60F and 85F degrees for the high (depending on elevation of rides) with average lows in the mid 40's F.

Specific models depend on the destination. On your Bend mountain bike trip, the use of a Trek Fuel EX 9 29 full suspension mountain bike is included in the price of your trip. You will be given one bike for the duration of the trip.

Each day your guides will describe the featured ride and your supported options for the day. Those who want more miles and more technical terrain and those who want less may split into two groups in order to ride different trails or simply go at different speeds. If you choose not to ride with a guide you will need a thorough understanding of the trail map, adequate food and water, and tools to address bike repair issues that may arise. Cell coverage is limited in the areas you’ll be riding so you must be self-sufficient.

We will offer shuttles to and from the trailhead some days, but other rides begin and end closer to town, or in town. You are always welcome to ride directly back to the hotel for more miles on the days that shuttles are offered. Each day, depending on the featured ride, the weather, and the desires of the group, your guides will decide how best to support the ride with a combination of on the bike support and vehicle support.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with a packet containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure.

You don't need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel mountain bike trip, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. This vacation is most appropriate for Rider Type 3. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation or talk with your Trip Consultant for more information. We always recommend that guests consult their physician before coming on a cycling vacation.

Please review our packing list page for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Redmond (RDM). All major car rental companies are available at RDM or Shuttles and taxis are available from Redmond to Bend for approximately $35. Enviro Shuttle offers ride share rates based on availability, or a door to door service for $30. Visit www.enviroshuttle.net for more details. Alternatively, Checker Cab offers door to door service for $35. www.taxi-cab-oregon.com/ or (541) 390-0962

Doubletree by Hilton | Bend, Oregon

Trek Travel staff will meet you at the The Doubletree by Hilton (300 NW Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97701) at 11:00 AM on the first day of your trip. Please have riding gear and clothes for the first day easily accessible and separate from your luggage. Your guides will walk you through town to a park for a quick bite to eat, followed by a mountain bike fitting. The guides will brief you on the activities for the day before you set out for the trails.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Doubletree by Hilton (541-317-9292), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You can make arrangements with a number of taxi companies or shuttles from the Redmond Airport. RDM is approximately 20 minutes from Bend so transport is quite easy. Please refer the Redmond airport website for options. http://www.flyrdm.com/?Ground-Transportation

Doubletree by Hilton | Bend, Oregon

You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel. You will want to coordinate transportation from the hotel to the Redmond Airport for your departure.

The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 12:00 PM on day of departure. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.

Before & After: Bend, Oregon

Bend is an outdoor lovers dream. With so many things to do you may just want to stay here! You absolutely have to tackle one of Central Oregon's rivers fed by crystal-clear mountain snow in a canoe or kayak. Into Golf? Central Oregon has been rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world! Don't forget about the fishing and hiking opportunities too.

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Unique and eclectic, The Old St. Francis School located in the center of downtown Bend, has undergone a transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie theater, private meeting and event space and a great soaking pool.

700 N.W. Bond Street | 541 382 5174 | www.mcmenamins.com/421-old-st-francis-school-home | ~$150

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn Bend hotel is set in the Old Mill District of Bend, near numerous restaurants, bars and shops, and just minutes from downtown Bend. Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Garden Inn Bend feature rustic style and modern amenities, for the perfect blend of old and new. A great place to rest your tired body after a full day in Bend.

425 SW Bluff Drive | 541 617 6111 | www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com | ~$200

Tetherow

Bend's newest boutique hotel, the Tetherow delivers a premium lodging experience with rooms overlooking the community’s award-winning championship golf course and westward toward the nearby Cascade Mountains. You are sure to have a luxurious stay while at the Tetherow.

61240 Skyline Ranch Road | 541 388 2582 | www.tetherow.com/ | ~$300


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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