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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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Metolius Preserve Larch Ride
October 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This is the time of year to enjoy a leisurely ride to see the golden larches in the Metolius Preserve. Join Shannon and Michele to ride the three loops in the preserve on good single and double track. Ebikes are not allowed in the Preserve.
Location: We will meet at the Lake Creek Trailhead on Metolius/Camp Sherman Rd.
Ride Level: Advanced Beginner/leisure pace
Length of ride: 11.8 miles, 465′ elevation gain.
Terrain: Packed dirt/ gravel. Trails are in great condition, no dust.
Pace: 6-9mph with stops at intersections. We will stay together as there are many turns, junctions and ways to get lost. Please make sure your bike is in good working order and that you can ride 12 miles with 500′ of climbing.
For safety: Helmet is required, flat tire repair kit and a bell are recommended.
Bella rides are “no drop” rides and no one will be left behind.
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.
Be Ready to Roll at 11:00 am – arrive 15 minutes prior for a pre-ride meeting.
Cancelation Notice: Rain/Air Quality of 100 or above may cancel this ride. Look for an update on Meetup before heading out to the trailhead.
Also, if you are on the waitlist, check meetup periodically AND on the morning of the ride to see if you were able to get on the ride.
Lunch: We will plan to go to lunch afterwards for those interested.
Contact: Shannon Bergstedt 425-941-0944 or Michele Briggman 541-788-4445 for questions.
**You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out “Complete Your RSVP” with your cell phone number, your Emergency contact name and their number then hit SUBMIT. If needed, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the ride so that anyone on the waitlist can attend.