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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Picnic Ride: Fun Urban Ride around Bend
July 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Organizer: Laury Riley
SORRY, RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. I am camping this week and decided to close off the reservations since the list is full and I can’t manage a bunch of changes at the last minute when I return on Friday afternoon. MY APOLOGIES! Laury
This is an easy ride on some little-known and little-used trails, bridges, and in some cases, streets of Bend. You will need a road bike or a hybrid-type bike for this. A mountain bike will be too slow.
We will start and finish at Discovery Park, where the picnic will be held. Meet me at 9am at the Pavilion, ready to ride. We will ride at a leisurely pace of 10mph and we will regroup at turning points. This should take us about 2 hours, depending on stops.
This ride will be limited to 8 people, including myself.
Here is the route:
The route is 16.5 miles and mostly flat.
NOTE: At times we will walk our bikes through some intersections where there is heavy car traffic, such as at the roundabout at Brookswood and Reed Market.
Wear bright clothing and bring plenty of water. We will stop at a restroom at the halfway point.
You MUST sign up for this ride. Please cancel if you change your plans so someone else can sign up. You must be a current Bella member to participate.
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.