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].

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June 2019

Bella Absolute Beginner Mt Bike Clinic

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 1:00 pm
Seventh Mountain Resort, 18575 SW Century Drive
Bend, or 97702 US
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Absolute Beginner Mt Bike Clinic for Bend Bellas, & their Friends, byGrit Clinics. A 2-day clinic, June 15 & 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm each day. Are you very new to mountain biking, or want to learn the basics? Want to learn safe riding body positions, more about your bike, the best way to brake, shifting techniques, how to climb more efficiently, descending safely on smooth or rough surfaces, how to make that corner without slipping out, tackling easy…

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Urban Mt Bike Ride/Deschutes River Trail

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This ride was requested for another opportunity for those who missed it. This ride is for very beginners and a slow steady pace. It takes about 2 hours with all the stops, but about 1 1/2 hrs of riding.There is no technical but some short climbs. We will take the Deshutes River trail from the parking lot at Mt Washington Dr and Club House Dr through Robert Sawyer Park to the golf course, turn around and return to Mt Washington…

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Easy Rider ROAD RIDE: Twin Bridges Route

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Tumalo Coffeehouse, 19855 4th St
Tumalo, OR 97701 US
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Organizer: Laury Riley, 541-408-4338 This ride is for women who want to ride 20 miles or less, at a pace of 11-13 mph. We stop occasionally to regroup and/or point out things of interest. We will depart from the Tumalo Coffeehouse promptly at 9:30am. They have a restroom we can use but it would be polite to buy something if you use it. Their address is 19855 4th Street, at 4th and Cook St in Tumalo. Arrive in plenty of…

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Advanced Beginner MTN bike ride at Peterson Ridge

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Village Green City Park Sisters, OR 97759 US + Google Map

The wildflowers are in full bloom at Peterson Ridge! Advanced Beginner ride on Peterson Ridge Trail. 10:00 am roll out (please arrive 15 minutes early to get signed in) - back between 12:30-1:00 pm. This will be an easier version of the PRT ride, with a slightly slower pace and taking advantage of the easier route options (Old PRT trail) to avoid some of the more technical sections. 13 miles and 561 ft of elevation gain. Lunch after…

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Bellas & Fellas Twin Lakes Road Ride

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunriver Bike Barn, 57070 Great Hall Loop
Sunriver, OR 97707 US
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This 60 mile scenic loop with 2,000 feet of climbing is suited to intermediate riders. Restrooms and water are available at the start. We will depart from the Bike Barn in Sunriver and make our way over to Hwy 40/Three Trappers road. After a steady climb and a fun downhill we will regroup at mile 20. Continuing south on Cascade Lakes Hwy and then east on S. Century Drive we will arrive at the turn off for Twin Lakes Resort.…

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June 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: Laury Riley, 541-408-4338 Let's celebrate the First Day of Summer at Sparks Lake! This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Central Oregon and also one of the largest. There are scenic mountain views, some marshy areas to paddle in, and some rocky coves to explore. There will probably be crowds now that school is out so we are going early to avoid some of the chaos. Please be AT SPARKS LAKE by 9am. Then unload your boat,…

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Cycle Oregon JoyRide (for information only)

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Independence Independence, OR US + Google Map

HIT REFRESH. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and come ride bikes where “small town nice” is everywhere you go. Joyride is back and this year the charming community of Independence, Oregon welcomes our one-day celebration of women and bikes. Ride and unwind amongst the scenic rolling hills, orchards, vineyards and wide-open farmlands of the central Willamette Valley. And when we’ve had our fill of pedaling, we party. Delicious locally sourced food and libations will be on hand and live…

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SUP Demo on Deschutes (Non-Bella Event)

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702 US
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There is a SUP race at Riverbend Park at 10 am. Following the race until 3 pm there will be free demos of many brands of SUP. if you’re interested in trying a SUP here is your chance to try various kinds of boards. It will still be chilly so dress appropriately.

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Dodd’s Loop Road Ride

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Sky Park, 21690 Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701 US
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This beautiful loop on Bend's east side is just under 30 miles and has about 800 total feet of climbing, all on gentle rollers. The first 10 miles are on a busier road and so, we will mostly be riding single file. The next two thirds have less vehicle traffic and we can relax and enjoy the stunning views. Bring money if you want to purchase a cold beverage or snacks at the Alfalfa Market store where we will regroup…

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Bella Hike – Bessie Butte

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bessie Butte Trailhead, NF-1810
Bend, OR 97702 US
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This is a nice hike, similar to Pilot Butte but not a lot of traffic on this one. It is located off of China Hat Road. It is a gradual hike with a little steeper section close to the top. We will hike to the summit and elevation gain is about 500 feet. The hike up is approx. 35 - 45 minutes, depending on your speed. We will not drop anyone who wants to come. It should be mostly sunny…

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