Time to get those winter legs moving again on an early season easy intermediate endurance ride (approximate 48 miles). Meet in front of Backporch Coffee on Newport.
We'll ride from Bend up past Shevlin park to Tumalo Reservoir. Then it's an historic & scenic ride from Tumalo Reservoir to Sisters, utilizing the former Brooks-Scanlon railroad bed. Perfect for cyclocross or mountain bikes, the ride will be along dirt and gravel roads as much as possible, with a short distance on rural pavement. Incredible views of the Cascade Range. We'll follow the historic route all the way to Sisters for a quick snack/coffee at Hop'n Bean. After a break, the return route takes us back along B-S, before a paved road detour over to Sisemore Rd and a ride across the old Tumalo Dam. Because the route is along an old railroad bed, the grade is quite mild, allowing us to enjoy the views.
From Tumalo Reservoir we'll head back to Bend, either the way we came or via Archie Briggs Road. We'll plan on having a late lunch at Brother Johns on Galveston after the ride for those interested.
Ride Rating; Intermediate (due to distance); Pace; Tourist (10-15mph), Endurance Rating E4, Technical Rating T1 (to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files")
approx 48 Miles and about 1300’ of climbing. About 4.5 hours
**Rules of the Rides**
• Approved Cycling 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.