~ 50 miles / 4000 ft gain. Explore the Old Ochoco Highway just east of Prineville to Mitchell. This is an exploratory ride ==> meaning that I have not ridden the entire route, but from what I gather about half this ride will be on dirt roads and the other half will be on pavement (highway 26 heading east to west). The gravel road riding that I have done in and around the Ochocos has been excellent. A CX bike is the preferred bike for this ride.
I expect that our average speed for the ride will be between 12 and 16 mph. Expect a longish day - leave at 9 am, arrive to ride point at 10:30 am, ride for 3+ hours, get back to meeting point at 3:30 or later. Meet at the Big Sky parking lot on the East Side of town.
Route is given in following link: