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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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Picnic Ride! Easier Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride

July 24, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

An easier Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride before the Bella Picnic.

Contact Info: Connie Axelrod at 916.215.9573

When: Saturday, July 24

Where: Meet at the Lava Island Day Use Area …. READY TO ROLL at 9:30 am. There is Bella Picnic after the ride at Discovery Park. If you plan to come to the picnic please sign up and if you want a wrap provided you definitely need to choose what wrap you want.

**** This will be limited to 8 riders, and you’ll need a Forest Service pass or other accepted parking pass.

This ride is for people who want an easier ride with easier terrain. This ride is NOT suitable for TRUE beginners. We will be riding on single and double track and old forest service roads. Expect beautiful views of the Deschutes River. We will briefly stop at the Slough Day Use Area before continuing back. There is a restroom available. Bring snacks and water.

Route Details: This ride is 9.4 miles with an elevation gain of 350′.
NO Ebikes are allowed on single track

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 press SUBMIT.

Please RSVP by 9 pm on July 23. If needed, please cancel in a timely manner so that someone else can take your spot.

*****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 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.

Rain cancels the ride. Check Meetup by 8am on the morning of the ride for any updates.


July 24, 2021
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Lava Island Trailhead
Bend, OR 97702 US + Google Map


Bend Bella Cyclists Meetup
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