Do you love bikes? Looking for people to ride with on a mountain bike, gravel/adventure bike, road bike, touring bike, fat bike, or tandems? Are you 18 years or older? Then this is YOUR tribe.
Bend Area Cycling Enthusiasts (BACE) offers a variety of organized bike rides, some ending at breweries. Some harder, some easier, some more technical. Many close to Bend, some include camping overnight or a few hours of carpooling. And sometimes, we are joining races as a group. It all depends on the ride organizer. (If you can't figure out if you belong on a ride, just text the ride organizer.) It's all about riding safe, while having a blast. Meeting new people to ride with or helping you coordinate with your riding buddies.
And speaking of ride organizers, the BEST way to ride your DREAM route at YOUR pace that works for YOUR schedule is to become an organizer. Drop Gravel Girl (Linda English) a note or text her at 541 550 8930.
The Skyline Forest: What You Can Do To Have an Impact
At Dirty Freehub, we love the Deschutes Land Trust; they are all about conserving land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities. That includes some of the beautiful places that you ride. One of the places that is on their radar is the Skyline Forest, one of our favorite places to ride gravel out of Bend, Oregon.
So, let’s catch up with Brad Chalfant, the Founding Director of Deschutes Land Trust who also has a rich connection to cycling in Central Oregon. He was one of the founders of COTA (Central Oregon Trail Alliance) and is an avid cyclist (including gravel!) The Q&A will be facilitated by Kevin English, Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub and then there will be an open Q&A for all.
Now before you attend this webinar, we are hoping you take a spin through Skyline Forest. Specifically we hope that you would ride one of the following routes before the event (they are all free to download from DirtyFreehub.com.)
Two Bulls One Indian
Two Bulls, No Indian
Quick and Dirty
Captain O from Dirty Freehub will interview Brad and then turn the questions over to our followers. This online event is hosted by Dirty Freehub, an online guide to great gravel bike routes.
This event is hosted by Dirty Freehub. At Dirty Freehub we document, review and publish great gravel and mixed gravel bike routes. Our goal is that through good stewardship of public lands, collaboration, and sharing of routes, we can have a positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the communities we ride. For more information: www.dirtyfreehub.com
Deschutes Land Trust is all about conserving land for wildlife, scenic views, and local communities. For more information: deschuteslandtrust.org
Password for the event: Gravel