Bella events are for dues current members of the Bend Bella Cyclists. Non-members are welcome on their first ride without a membership but must sign a waiver and give it to the ride leader before the ride. Please note that this privilege may only be used once — you must become a member before attending your second Bella ride. To become a member, please join HERE.
Our Ride Coordinator, Amy Brannan, 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].
Redmond to Smith Rock Loop – 28 miles
July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is a beautiful, relatively flat ride to Smith Rock starting along the Dry Canyon Trail at Wiegand Family Dog Park, 1429 W Antler St Redmond. There are scenic views of the Cascades as we travel on mostly low traffic roads. We cross Highway 97 in Terrebonne which can be very busy, so be extra careful. We will stop at Smith Rock for a short break to use restrooms, refill out water bottles and have a snack as we admire this amazing Central Oregon landmark! We will then loop around and back into Redmond to our starting point.
This ride is for those comfortable riding on roads with little or no shoulder and with some traffic at times. We will ride at a moderate pace of 13-16mph. For those who want to go faster, please be sure you know the route. Everyone should download the route on your smart phone/device or make a copy of the cue sheet and know how to follow it. I will NOT be handing out maps of the route.
Rain/high winds/poor air quality will cancel this ride. Any changes due to weather or other factors will be announced on Meetup by 7:00am on day of the ride or the evening before the ride.
Bella rides are “no-drop” rides and no one will be left behind. In consideration of others, we do ask that you choose an ability level that is close to your skills. 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.
Non-Bella members are welcome on their first ride without a membership. They must bring a signed waiver, available here:
This privilege may only be used once. Guests must become a member before attending a second Bella ride.
If you are ready to join you must fill out the membership form and pay yearly dues by PayPal or check:
This ride will recur every month on the fourth Thursday of the month from June-October. Start times may change in July & Aug to between 8-9am due to the hotter weather.