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Intermediate CrossTour/MTB; Bend, Tumalo, Sisters and back

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

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  • Harry W.

    Thanks Pat, For leading another great, challenging ride. Perfect weather (except maybe the wind), good group, and good route. And the post-ride libation at Brother Johns. A good pre-season motivator.

    March 17, 2014

  • David B.

    Nice, Mike. Thanks. Great ride, everyone. Terrific fun. Really enjoyed the route, Pat.

    March 16, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Great (and challenging, for me) ride! For anyone who wanted to see the route, here's a link to what my phone logged: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/373996827

    1 · March 16, 2014

    • Pat

      Thanks for posting the route Mike!

      1 · March 16, 2014

    • Eric M.

      Perfect thanks.

      March 16, 2014

  • David S.

    Beautiful day for a long ride, great bunch of riders, everyone had fun!

    March 16, 2014

  • Pat

    Awesome performance by everyone on this challenging and windy gravel grinder. You all did a fantastic job and I think we'll have to do this again in the fall. Road, gravel, single track...a ride for every discipline. Okay, so I underestimated the mileage by 6 miles.....even better training! Not sure this was an "easy" intermediate ride but looking at the guest list I can see why.

    March 16, 2014

  • Eric M.

    Awesome grinder Pat. Thanks for getting us together.

    March 16, 2014

  • hans j.

    Great ride with great folks; thx Pat for putting it together.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Chris

    Missed you guys this morning. Got to Backporch about 9:39 AM but never caught up after pursuing via Shevlin Park, Tyler, Tumalo Res., Sisemore, Gist, Harrington... Did the group ride on Sisemore on the way out towards Sisters? I did not see bike tracks as I neared the north end of that road, and so later on gave up and did my own ride.

    March 16, 2014

  • Whit R.

    Sorry to back out at the last minute but I woke up sick. Have fun today.

    March 16, 2014

  • Carol

    I was thinking of meeting on the way. Do you catch a trail/dirt road by Shevlin or is the roiute go to Tumnalo Reservoir Rd?

    March 15, 2014

    • Carol

      One more question.......ball park arrival time at parking area Tumalo Res Rd?

      March 15, 2014

    • Pat

      Not sure, maybe 30 mins to get there?

      March 16, 2014

  • Carolyn A.

    I am an intermediate/advanced technical rider, but my season has just started (moved from out of town). Is there a way if I get too tired that I can ride back (in other words is it an out and back) or a lollipop or loop?

    March 12, 2014

    • Pat

      Hi Carolyn, It is a loop however you have several options including starting at Tumalo Reservoir. You can also start with us and cut off early without going to Sisters however I would want someone else to accompany you if you do not know the way. Give me a call at[masked] to discuss options if you would like. No one is ever left behind in a BACE ride FYI.

      March 12, 2014

  • hans j.

    How rough is the Brooks-Scanlon railroad bed, i.e. will a mtn bike be better suited than a cross bike?

    March 10, 2014

    • Pat

      It is a gravel road so either is fine. Obviously a cross bike will make it easier as you will have less rolling resistance and 50 miles is quite a few on a mountain bike.

      March 10, 2014

    • hans j.

      Thx; see you Sunday

      1 · March 10, 2014

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.

    Pat, only Bill

    March 10, 2014

  • Ron

    Should be a great time for this! …. coming back from BC on that day….

    March 9, 2014

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