The club does not teach mountain biking. But more experienced members often serve as mentors for those seeking to expand their skills.
Unlike other clubs, the Bellas do not have designated ride leaders. Any member can lead a ride. The type of ride is determined by the person who coordinates the ride.
During the winter months, club members often organize winter sports including nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking in the snow.
Many Bellas enjoy organizing kayaking and SUP activities on the Cascade Lakes.
The Bellas started organizing more hiking trips in 2019. Hikes have included Green Lakes, Broken Top and Smith Rock.
The Bellas is a social club. Many rides end with lunch in a local cafe or coffee shop. Members also host various social events in their homes. And the club hosts a monthly book club.
The Bellas volunteer their time for many local charities, including cleaning up local trails with COTA.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Announcement:
The Bend Bella Cyclists will follow the guidelines set by the State of Oregon regulations regarding masks and social distancing.
(Last update: September 2, 2020)
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
What does it cost to join the Bellas?
The Bellas charges membership dues of $35 per year. You can pay online via PayPal or mail a check to the administrator.
What kind of rides do you offer?
The Bellas regularly schedule both mountain bike rides and road rides from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate. The rides are determined by what the group members are willing to lead.
How do I join?
Joining has never been easier. From the Join page you’ll be asked to fill out an online questionnaire and agree to the Waiver and Liabilities Document. If you want to pay by PayPal there will be a link in the questionnaire or you can send in payment by check to the club administrator.
Click Here to Join.
Are there other benefits to Bella membership?
Members of the Bellas enjoy discounts at local bike shops, discounts on Road ID, discounts on Bowen Sports Cycling Clinics, club membership in Ride With GPS as well as many other perks. Club members organize various social events in addition to the regular club parties.
Click HERE to go to Perks.
How do I sign up for a ride?
Signing up for a ride is easy. The Bellas schedule their rides and events on Meetup. Once you become a member you will be sent a link to the Bella Meetup Page by the club administrator. Once on Meetup you can join a ride, communicate with other members through Meetup messages, and schedule rides and events.
How do I become a ride leader?
Anyone in the Bellas can lead a ride. Not seeing rides that fit your style or your schedule, then step up and lead a ride. With that said it’s probably best that new members attend several Bella rides first to learn how we classify rides and protocol for the rides. For more information click HERE.