Bella events are for dues current members of the Bend Bella Cyclists.  To become a member, please join HERE.

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].

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

DRT to Blackrock Viewpoint – Advanced Beginner MTB Ride

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Advanced Beginner MTB ride from Slough TH to Blackrock Viewpoint.

We will meet at Slough TH on the Deschutes – Be Ready to roll by 9:30am.

This ride is about 11.5 miles, with 436′ of climbing. Expect an overall average advanced beginner pace of 7 mph. The Deschutes River Trail can be busy so we will watch for hikers and slow/stop as needed. We will ride from the Slough trailhead to the paved Sun Lava path. From there, we take the path briefly before hooking up with the Blackrock Trail. We’ll head up the Blackrock trail (there are a few rock sections that can be walked) and stop at the viewpoint on the lava field. (Note: This ride is not going all the way to Lava Lands.) This is an out and back, so we’ll head back the way we came.

Be sure your bike is in good working order. It may be hot, so bring plenty of water. Even though this is a shorter ride, it will be an advanced beginner pace and there are a few rocks to navigate on the trails. Bring your NW Forest Pass or National Parks Pass for parking. Lunch afterward at Lifty’s or Goodlife depending on our finish time.

Contact Karen Kuter (206) 719-7940 if you have any questions. Kelly O’Neill will be our co-leader on this fun ride.

Cancelation Notice: Rain/Air Quality of 100 or above will cancel this ride. Check meetup by 7:00am on the morning of the ride for any updates.
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 Information, then SUBMIT. If needed, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the ride so that anyone on the waitlist can attend.

***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 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 Bella member to attend.


July 28
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Slough Day Use Area
Bend, OR 97701 US + Google Map


Bend Bella Cyclists Meetup
View Organizer Website