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Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride – Advanced Beginner – 9.4 miles

May 25 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride: Lava Island Falls to Slough Day Use Area and back
This will be an easy-paced mtn bike ride starting at Lava Island Falls Day Use Area.

IMPORTANT UPDATE : We have opened it up to 20, and will ride in 2 groups. A slightly faster pace for the first group leaving at 10:00, led by Mary and Carol. Kelly and Joan will lead an easier paced group, leaving at 10:15. PLEASE TRY AND CARPOOL.

LOCATION CHANGE: Due to limited parking at Lava Island, we will all now meet at the Welcome Center at 9:45 for introductions and to determine groups. We can form additional carpool groups at the Welcome Center. If you have a bike rack and can take an extra bike, that would be great!

This ride is for those who are comfortable riding on single track and pine cones…lots of pine cones! This ride is NOT suitable for TRUE beginners. We will be riding on single and double track and old forest service roads at an easy, conversational pace. Expect beautiful views of the Deschutes River!

We will briefly stop at the Slough Day Use Area for a snack before continuing back on part of the Deschutes River Trail. There is a restroom available at the Slough Day Use area. There is no restroom at the start.

No e-bikes allowed on this ride.

***Forest Service Pass required

Ride Level: Advanced Beginner
Length of Ride: 9.4 miles
Pace: 6-8mph on average
Terrain: Packed dirt with a some ruts on the trail but rideable. NO Rock Gardens.
Elevation: 350ft
For Safety: Helmet, Bike in good working order, flat tire repair kit
Be Ready to Roll at 10:00am – arrive 15 minutes prior for a pre-ride meeting


Cancelation Notice: Rain will cancel this ride. Look for an update on meetup by 8am on the morning of the ride

Lunch: We will go to lunch at Goodlife Brewing 70 SW Century Dr in Bend for those interested.

Contact:Mary Fajer (503-369-2914) or Kelly ONeill (928-363-0121) with questions.

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.

*****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.

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.

No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current paid Bella member to attend.


May 25
9:45 am - 11:45 am


Welcome Center
18500 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway
Bend, OR 97702 US
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