Waldo Lake MTB Pedal & Paddle - Full Day Adventure!

Special Note!  Thanks to John Stockham, we will have two great options for riding the mtb trails along Waldo Lake!  There will be an Advanced-Intermediate Loop (led by Jay) and an Advanced-Beginner Ride (led by John.)  Both rides will start at 9am and we will all lunch and paddle together afterwards!  More Participants = More Fun!

Please note which mtb ride you plan to do when you RSVP.

Who's up for a full day at Waldo lake to mountainbike the area's incredible singletrack and follow up with a refreshing paddle on the lake (kayak/canoe/SUP?)  We'll meet at the Shadow Bay boat launch on the south side of Waldo at 9am.

MTB ride choices are;

The Waldo Lake Loop Trail, an Advanced-Intermediate singletrack with fantastic views of the lake and surrounding area.  The ride takes about 3.5 hours at the moderate pace we'll be going.  The ride is not extreme, but definitely not for beginners.  Please be sure you're comfortable with the distance and elevation gain of the ride.  The pace will be moderate, allowing us to take in the scenery.  We will make several short stops to keep everyone together, but want to keep moving so we have plenty of time for paddling.  Perfect for the stronger intermediate rider....also great for the advanced rider who's more interested in a social ride than moving up the Strava rankings.

Ride Rating;  Upper Intermediate; Endurance Rating E3.5, Technical Rating T3.5
(to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files"), 20.5 Miles and about 2000’ of climbing. About 3.5 hours.

East Waldo Out & Back, an Advanced Beginner & Intermediate ride along the rolling singletrack from Shadow Bay to North Waldo campground.  The ride takes about 3 hours at our relaxed pace with plenty of rest/regroup stops.  A few short climbs and some less-technical rock sections.  Perfect for the intermediate rider or the advanced beginner.  However, not a beginner ride.

Ride Rating;  Advanced Beginner & Intermediate; Endurance Rating E2.5, Technical Rating T2.5 (to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files"), 12 Miles and about 1000’ of climbing. About 3 hours.


After a break for lunch, we'll hit the water for a refreshing paddle along the shore (2-3 hours).  We should be back in Bend between 7 and 8pm.  This will be a long day adventure and participants should be up for this level of activity. 

The paddling will be relaxed, social and fun!

Feel free to contact me thru meetup with any questions concerning this event!



**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.

**Liability Waiver**
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.



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  • Jay M

    A shaky start to the day, but ended spectacularly with a great group of friends (and Lucy the Super Dog!) Great to see John and Carol during their hike around the south lake.

    September 28, 2013

    • Ron

      Hi Jay! .... wondering if you have Waldo data on connect.garmin??? curious for Lucy mileage ..haha

      October 3, 2013

    • Jay M

      Here's my garmin data, though you probably need to double the mileage for Lucy :). http://connect.garmin...­

      October 3, 2013

  • Siobhan

    A true adventure in a spectacular setting. What a blast riding in the elements: wind, rain, snow, mud, spotty sun - oh my!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Ron

    The extreme wetness abated the moment we started to ride and 4 hard core BACEr's did the Waldo clockwise and had a blast! Lucy the JRT was not being left behind and flew down the whole trail!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Jay M

    At Odell lake near Waldo now...pretty wet and overcast and 46 degrees. Ride is a go in damp conditions. Paddling not so sure as wind predicted for afternoon. Will be at meeting spot for any brave souls.....

    September 28, 2013

    • Natalie

      I'm not a brave soul. Gonna ride in the desert here. Stay safe and have a ball!

      September 28, 2013

    • Joyce M.

      Hi, Nat, where are you going? I might be interested, If that suits you.... joyce[masked]

      September 28, 2013

  • Cindi

    Thank you so much for the opportunity... mother nature doesn't seem to be on our side and I'm bowing out at this time...

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the following forecast for the Waldo Lake area I won't be joining the group tomorrow:

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=43.73333249214302&lon=-122.04437255859375#.UkZNSrzLKcE

    I hope it's wrong and the weather is perfect for all of you.

    September 27, 2013

  • neil

    the rain should keep the mosquitos and yellow jackets at bay :)

    September 27, 2013

  • Jay M

    If anyone wants to carpool or caravan, I would suggest meeting at the Albertsons at 61155 S Hwy 97 at 7am to organize and depart by 7:15. However, I will be coming to Waldo from the south, so I won't be be meeting there. Our meeting spot a Waldo Lake will be the trailer parking area above the Shadow Bay boat launch at 9am. Look for my big red Dodge pickup.

    September 23, 2013

    • Jay M

      Fortunately, the weather is supposed to start improving Thursday and Saturday is predicted to be cool with a 30% chance of showers. Should be great weather for mountainbiking. With adequate wind protection and a hat, the paddling will also be a joy.

      2 · September 25, 2013

  • Angela

    Yahoo! Looking forward to enjoying the remains of summer at this magical spot called Waldo Lake :)

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Ross

    I'm heading down tomorrow and camping Thursday and Friday nights. See y'all on Saturday.

    September 25, 2013

  • Ron

    Cool! Ross is coming too!

    September 25, 2013

  • Ron

    ...... but I am thinking of staying for Sunday too ...... unless the weather is crappy :-|

    September 21, 2013

    • Ron

      Have friends visiting from Seattle ... so heading back Sat!

      September 25, 2013

  • Dixie B.

    Jay, can you set-up a car pool location in Bend? And I would prefer to only "kayak", is that okay and could others do the same (one activity or the other)?

    September 15, 2013

    • Jay M

      Hi Dixie, only participating in one activity is ok. Hope to see you there!

      September 23, 2013

  • Joan S.

    I will be joining John's MTB ride...thanks for organizing this weekend!

    September 22, 2013

  • Cindi

    Beginner option please...

    September 22, 2013

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