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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Ride before the Picnic: Sisters Tie Trail – 15 miles
September 21 @ 2:45 am - 4:30 am
Organizer: Kelly O’Neil [email protected] or 928-363-0121
Let’s ride in the woods before the picnic. It is a fun and easy mountain or gravel ride on single track through the beautiful Deschutes National Forest. However, e-bikes are not allowed.
The trail is 6.5 miles and it is out and back. It’s a gradual uphill to the Indian Ford Campground where we can stop for a snack and a group photo before heading back.
Pace: 8-10 mph hour with stops to regroup as needed. Advanced beginner level ride Please make sure your bike is in good working order and that you can ride 15 miles.
Location: We will meet at Sisters Village Green in Sisters at 9:30 am for introductions/information and safety review. Ready to roll at 9:45. There are restrooms there. We will then ride to the trail which is about 1 mile. (Notice that the map leaves from Fir Street Park, but we might as well park at the Village Green City Park as that’s where we will meet for the picnic.)
For safety, a helmet is required as well as a bell or whistle to alert other riders on the trail as needed. It is also a good idea to wear bright colors for our ride to the trail from the park.
**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.
Cancelation Notice: Rain/Air Quality of 100 or above will cancel this ride. Check meetup by 6:30am on the morning of the ride for any updates.
**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 Sisters Village Green City Park afterwards for those interested. BYO food, drink and chair. Please sign up for the picnic on that Meetup.