OK, so you can't decide what you like better; climbing or descending? Here's two each of Bend's best climbs and descents in the same ride. From Skyliner Sno-Park, we'll climb Tumalo Ridge to Swede Shelter, then cruise the south Swede Ridge Loop to Swampy Shelter, followed by a fun descent on Southfork. But wait, there's more! After a break beside Tumalo Creek, the climb up Northfork passes seven waterfalls to Happy Valley. We'll finish with a fun descent on Farewell and a mellow return on Tumalo Creek Trail back to the cars. This is an advanced technical ride and not for the faint of heart.....rocky climbs and descents, exposure, switchbacks, log crossings and more.....smiling all the way! Moderately fast pace, but not a race. We'll make stops at all major intersections to regroup. 99% singletrack and 100% fun!
Ride Rating; Advanced; Endurance Rating E4, Technical Rating T4
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28.5 Miles and about 4000’ of climbing. About 4.5 to 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.
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.