Get out of work early...... before the 2014 full work week begins! Let's head north to Redmond and sample the first of 30+ miles of singletrack planned for the Radlands trail system. The current trails consist of several loops, each 3 to 3.5 miles in length, that return to the parking lot. We can ride multiple loops and regroup at the lot each time. Loops are intermediate with some rocky sections and offer great views from the Cascades to Smith Rock. Some of you may want to walk the rocky sections! Please bring a light as we may need a little illumination to finish a final loop depending on how far we go. It's about a 30 minute drive from the meeting place and Jay has given directions to the trailhead below.
Radlands is located adjacent to the High Desert Sports Complex in Redmond. From Bend, drive north on hwy97 into Redmond. After passing the hwy126 interchange, watch for the Hemlock Ave turnoff on the right. Take Hemlock to 9th St (stop sign). Turn left on 9th St and go to Negus Way (stop sign). Turn right on Negus and then bear right onto Maple (following the signs to the High Desert Sports Complex). The parking lot is on the left, the trailhead is between the baseball fields and the BMX track. Please be on time as we will leave from the parking lot within 5 mins and will also start the ride on time.
After the ride, let's get Hoppy at 7th Street Brew House in Redmond. I'll do my best to secure a gift certificate for us to enjoy.
Thanks Jay, for the inspiration and text for this Hoppy Hour! As the weather can change quickly this time of year, please confirm this meetup prior to heading out to Redmond.
Ride Rating; Intermediate; BLUE
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9 Miles and about 600’ of climbing. About 1.5 hours
**Rules of the Rides**
• 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.
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