Bend which is flanked on the eastern side by Cascade Mountains and in central Oregon you have more than 300 miles of trails and most are single track. If these are not enough you are only ninety minutes away from another 700 miles of trails along McKenzie River Trail and Oakridge. Entering Bend on the West you get the Whoops Trail that is within the Phil’s Trail network.
Local favourites include the Wanoga Trail, the Tyler’s Traverse which are downhill flow trails with fun rollers and banked corners. Here there is another mountain bike company, the Cog Wild which offers trips to Mount Bachelor where around 35 miles of trails twist. With a massive population of around 81,000 mountain biking residents here are a myriad of bed and breakfasts and also a popular rock climbing destination, running trails and Class V boating opportunities.
The Ochoco National Forest which is a short distance from Bend also attracts Bend mountain bikers to its Lookout Mountain Trail Network, while Sisters also offers riders the Peterson Ridge system Trails. Mountain biking skills instructor and professional mountain biker, Lindsey Voreis lives in Bend even though she travels the state in order to encourage and inspire more women to mountain biking offering All Ride Clinics.
She recommend the best trails include the North Fork Flag line South fork Trail as in encompasses everything from long downhill’s, to high alpine flows, to waterfalls, to climbing. After bike activities are endless including a play park or diving into Deschutes River and looking for budget accommodations she recommends the Rainbow Motel. Those looking for added luxury will not go wrong when choosing Wall Street Suites. Eating simple is the food-cart courtyard offering various beer taps and food carts, called the lot. Here you can stay on your bike and order what you like and if you want to eat in style then the 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar will not disappoint.