Night MTB - Phil's Trail - Ben's and Kent's

We'll ride up Ben's and down Kent's - in the dark, but with lights!  Please expect a[masked] minute ride.  To carpool we'll meet 6:00 pm at Goodlife or meet us 6:15 at the trail head.  Sunset is 6:30 PM. 

Though the terrain is moderate, the conditions at night will make the terrain more like an intermediate ride and require that you have very, very good lighting.

Lighting.  Folks seem to prefer 100 lumens or more.  Most find the simple 1 Watt LED headlamps insufficient.  I am riding currently with a 650 lumen Nightrider on the handle bars and a 250 lumen Nightrider helmet mounted.  There are many sufficient configurations - let me know if you have questions.

Bring water, energy food, lighting, bike repair gear, and appropriate clothing for inclement weather.  It's cold out after sunset so dress appropriately.

To carpool we'll meet at the parking lot outside Goodlife Brewing in Bend's Century Center.  That's just east of the Dutch Brother's on 14th, or just west of Nosler Corp on Columbia.  We will be in the parking lot on the emptier very north east side closer to Dutch Brothers.  Please be on time so we can leave at 6pm sharp.

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  • Natalie

    Invigorating! Thanks Ben!

    October 11, 2013

  • Kevin

    Thanks for making time to organize this, Ben!

    October 11, 2013

  • Mark W.

    That night rides just keep getting better and better!

    October 11, 2013

  • Siobhan

    Fantastic turn out for a night ride, Ben! The wonderfully tacky trail conditions made the ride all the more fun.

    October 11, 2013

  • Jay M

    I have to give this one an 11! Great ride and group. Thanks Ben!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Tim

    Thanks Ben! Great night with a great group!

    October 10, 2013

  • Ron

    Thanks Ben! Totally fun ride with the totally awesome gang :-)

    October 10, 2013

  • David S.

    Good turn out of mt bikers, it's a lot of fun to ride the trails at night! Thx Ben for organizing the ride!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Ron

    TH for me too!

    October 10, 2013

  • Kevin

    Another one for the trailhead!

    October 10, 2013

  • Natalie

    I'll be at the trailhead too.

    October 10, 2013

  • Pat

    I'll meet at the trailhead as well

    October 10, 2013

  • Jay M

    Woohoo, my first night ride of the season! I'm also gonna meet at the trailhead, but will definitely finish at Good Life.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.

    Ill, also, be at the TH.

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I came down with a cold, I'll have to ride with you guys another time!

    October 10, 2013

  • Siobhan

    I'll meet you guys at the trailhead.

    October 9, 2013

  • Tim

    I will meet at Phils TH

    October 9, 2013

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