Meet at the west end of Tumalo Reservoir Rd, where it ends at the reservoir. When you see the "Pavement Ends" sign, look to the left for a red cinder parking area with a sign for a School Bus Turnaround. If you make a 90 degree right turn to cross a narrow bridge, look in your mirror...we're behind you!
Here's an historic & scenic ride from Tumalo Reservoir to Sisters, utilizing the former Brooks-Scanlon railroad bed. Perfect for cyclocross or mountain bikes , the ride will be along dirt and gravel roads as much as possible, with a short distance on rural pavement. Incredible views of the Cascade Range. From the parking lot, we'll circle Tumalo Resv via Bull Flat Rd to join NF4606 (Brooks-Scanlon Roadway). We'll follow the historic route all the way to Sisters for lunch/snacks at Angeline's Bakery. After a break, the return route takes us back along B-S, before a detour over to Sisemore Rd and a ride across the old Tumalo Dam. Because the route is along an old railroad bed, the grade is quite mild, allowing us to enjoy the views.
Ride Rating; Intermediate; Pace; Tourist (10-15mph), Endurance Rating E3.5, Technical Rating T1 (to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files")
32.5 Miles and about 1200’ of climbing. About 4.5 hours
**Rules of the Rides**
• Approved Cycling Helmets Required.
• To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. No “Plus 1’s”
• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group rides unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.
• Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Mountain Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.