Bella events are for dues current members of the Bend Bella Cyclists. Non-members are welcome on their first ride without a membership but must sign a waiver and give it to the ride leader before the ride. Please note that this privilege may only be used once — you must become a member before attending your second Bella ride. To become a member, please join HERE.
Our Ride Coordinator, Amy Brannan, 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].
Eastside Airport Ride with Butler Market Detour
August 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Organizer: Marsha Wolfson; [email protected]; 908-578-1922
This ride is for women who want to ride approximately 19 miles at an average pace of 11-13 mph. Please don’t sign up if you are a stronger, faster rider, or if you cannot ride 20 miles at this pace.
This is a scenic route on mostly low traffic roads, with views of the mountains, and some livestock. It goes around the Bend Airport and it is fairly flat. We will start at Pine Nursery Park at the parking lot near the Restrooms and playground. Then we will go through a quiet neighborhood out to Deschutes Market Road. This ride has been modified to avoid road construction on Butler Market Road and 27th Avenue. Please download the route or have a copy of the cue sheet.
We will ride at an average pace of 12 mph and will regroup at major intersections. We can stop at Big Sky park for a snack or along the route if people prefer.
Since some roads do not have bike lanes, we will ride single file when there is traffic. It is a good idea to have a mirror, and front white light. Wear bright colors. Rear red back lights are required, as are helmets. Bring plenty of water and a snack. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Here is the RWGPS info: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30392347
This ride is limited to 6 riders, myself included, in order to stay within the Bella guidelines for social distancing. Please don’t park too close together. Masks are strongly encouraged during our pre-ride remarks, and please stay 6 feet apart then and during our rest stops.
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 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, 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.