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Our Ride Coordinator, Audrey Murray, can help you map out rides and/or suggest routes of your preferred length and level of difficulty. You can contact her at [email protected].
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Afternoon delight from Benham bridge mostly MT bike
June 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
A MSR (multi surface ride)
Level: advanced beginner, best done on a mountain bike, gravel bike OK, no electric bikes allowed on the single tract
Elevation gain: 553 feet
Explore the new mountain bike trails of Sunriver at an easy pace
We will meet at the Benham bridge at 930 am
1. You can drive to Benham falls and park there ,then ride your bike about a half mile to the Benham bridge where we will meet at the trail information sign
2. You can drive highway 97 to Lava Butte/Lava lands turnoff and follow the road down to the end ( Deschutes River) There you can park either in the day use area or along the side of the road. Then walk to the bridge over the Deschutes, We will meet on the Lava Lands side of the bridge
Next, we will take either the paved Sunriver/Lava Connector trail or the single track Deschutes river trail to Sunriver(your choice). Then a brief ride on the Sunriver paved paths to the Cardinal Bridge where we cross the river. Then you can either head up gravel road 280 to its terminus at Forest service road 41 or the clockwise trail of Round about to Afternoon delight to 41. Then it is all downhill on pretty easy single track. There are a few rocks here and there but they are easily walked. We will start on AFTERNOON DELIGHT, then finish on ROUNDABOUT which takes us right back to the cardinal bridge
For those who do not like single track, you can always take the gravel road back down to the Cardinal bridge and just stay on paved paths all the way back to the cars
It is a pretty easy trip but you do need a little endurance to do the gravel road or single track climb
Any questions. please call or text Carol Terzi @ 541-389-6059
i. You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out the
“Complete Your RSVP” form with your cell number and Emergency Contact info, then
press SUBMIT. Please RSVP by 5pm on June 2.
If needed, please cancel in a
timely manner so that someone else can take your spot.
ii. *****Bella rides are “no-drop” rides and no one will be left behind. In consideration of
others, we ask that you choose a ride that is close to your skill level based on the
description given of the ride.
iii. If you choose to leave the group by going significantly faster or slower, or taking a
different route, you have an obligation to let the leader know. When you leave the group,
you are on your own.
iv. No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current paid Bella member to attend.
Rain cancels the ride. Check Meetup by 8am on the morning of the ride for any updates.