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].
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Gravel Ride from Tumalo Coffeehouse – 22 miles
June 30, 2022 @ 2:00 am - 4:15 am
Organizer: Mary Fajer 503-369-2914 or [email protected]
This ride was developed from Mimi’s “Dirty Twin Bridges” route but with the starting point at the Tumalo Coffeehouse. It is about 55% paved and 45% gravel. Mountain bikes are ok if you are able to keep the pace of 11-13mph on the paved roads. Road bikes are NOT recommended.
We will meet at the Tumalo Coffeehouse 19855 4th St in Tumalo. Please arrive by 8:45am for a brief meeting about the route, introductions and safety guidelines. There is a restroom at the coffeehouse. There are no restrooms along the route.
Our pace will be a comfortable 11-13mph on the paved roads and slightly slower on the gravel sections. Please don’t sign up if you are a stronger, faster rider, or you cannot ride 22 miles at this pace.
Our route will take us on mostly low traffic roads, however there are small sections of busier roads(Tumalo Rd and Cline Falls Hwy) which do have shoulders. We do not cross Hwy 20 – yay! We will enjoy beautiful mountain views and amazing countryside along the way!
It helps to look at this in advance and print it out if possible. Pay attention to the elevation profile to see where the hills are. The elevation gain is 890ft.
***For safety on the road, please have helmets, bike lights(front & back), rear view mirror. flat tire repair kit. Also, please have your cell phone, ID and medical insurance card.
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.
**Rain will cancel this ride. Check meetup by 7:00am on the morning of the ride for any updates.
**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 of the ride.
No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current Bella member to attend.
***Lunch at The Bite in Tumalo for those interested.