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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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Peterson Ridge – Advanced Beginner/Easy Pace
April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Organizer: Nancy Whitlach and Kelly ONeill 928-363-0121
Sorry for the last minute post, but tomorrow should be a perfect day for riding!
Plan to meet at 10:15 ready to roll by 10:30am.
Peterson Ridge Trail is a well maintained single track, crossing forest roads, and dry creek beds strewn with rounded cobble. The trail is constructed of west and east legs, with connector trails in between, like a ladder with rungs. The intersections are well marked with numbered posts that correspond with the trail map. The PRT West posts are numbered with Odd numbers; the PRT East posts are numbered with Even numbers.
This is an Advanced Beginner ride and will be at an EASY pace. Plan on 6-7 mph average for the whole ride. We will be taking the middle trails when they are available to avoid some rocky sections. This ride is not suitable for beginners. 14 miles and 600′ of climbing.
Peterson Ridge Trail Map: https://www.sisterstrails.org/resources/Documents/Newspaper_PRIDGE_0215WEB.pdf
There are additional trail maps at the trailhead.
Location: We will meet at the Peterson Ridge Trailhead at 10:15 am for introductions/information and safety review.
Route: PRT Loop minimum rocks – A bike ride in Deschutes County, OR (ridewithgps.com)
For safety, a helmet is required as well as a bell or whistle to alert other riders on the trail as needed.
**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.
**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.
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.
Lunch at The Barn afterwards for those interested.