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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July 2020

Road Ride – Redmond to Smith Rock – 32 miles

July 6 @ 8:50 am - 12:30 pm
Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn Ave
Redmond, OR 97756 US
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Organizers: Mimi Graves 541-419-9616 or [email protected] Mary Fajer and I will be leading the same ride on the same day but leaving 10 minutes apart. This ride will be limited to 6 riders, myself included, in order to stay within the Bella guidelines for social distancing. Please don't park too close together. Masks are strongly encouraged during our pre-ride remarks, and please stay 6 feet apart then and during our rest stops. This ride is for women who are able…

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Road Ride – Redmond to Smith Rock – 32 miles

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ridgeview High School, 4555 SW Elkhorn Ave
Redmond, OR 97756 US
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Organizer: Mary Fajer 503.369.2914 or [email protected] This will be limited to 6 riders, myself included, in order to stay within the Bella guidelines for social distancing. Please don't park too close together. Masks are strongly encouraged during our pre-ride remarks, and please stay 6 feet apart then and during our rest stops. This ride is for women who are able to ride 32 miles at a pace of 11-13 mph. We will stop occasionally for regrouping. Please don't sign up…

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Easy Rider ROAD RIDE: Dry Canyon Loop around Redmond

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
3100 NW 19th St, 3100 NW 19th St
Redmond, OR 97756 US
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Organizer: Laury Riley This ride will be about 18 miles long, at a pace of 12-14mph. Please do not sign up if you are a stronger rider, or if you cannot ride this distance and/or pace. The ride will be limited to 6 people, myself included. Please meet at the North Entrance to the Dry Canyon in Redmond. Directions: Drive through Redmond and beyond on Hwy 97. After you have left Redmond, look for the yellow blinking light and the…

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Intermediate MTB: We had so much fun, let’s do it again! SWAMPY LOOP

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Swampy Lakes Sno-Park and Trail Head Bend, OR 97701 US + Google Map

Lets ride the Unicorn! This is a super-fun intermediate mountain bike loop from Swampy Lakes TH to Swede Shelter and back. Be prepared for MOSQUITOES! The ride is about 12 miles with approx 1200 ft of elevation gain. We will stop at all intersections. We'll ride the loop clockwise which tackles a lot of the climbing right away. Bella rides are no-drop rides, no one will be left behind! It will be a slower intermediate ride because this is not…

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Big Sky-Gosney Loop

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Big Sky Park, 21690 Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Organizer: Diana Cutler (425) 890-3121 or [email protected] Big Sky-Gosney Loop is a 26.7 mile ride around the east side of Bend. This route is mostly flat through horse and hay country with some short hills and nice views of the mountains. ***The first few miles have moderate traffic and, in some cases, no shoulder so we are requiring riders to have both a rear light and a mirror. Helmets are required. It's a good idea to wear bright colors and…

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Welcome Center to Slough Camp MSR

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Center, 18500 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway
Bend, OR 97702 US
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C&R to Slough Camp MSRDistance: 12.7 milesElevation gain: 590 ftMulti surface ride: good for mountain bike or gravel bike, no E bikesLevel: Advanced beginnerhttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/33226085 We will start at the Welcome Center and ride Catch and Release to a little past the Storm King take off. Then we double back on 41 to the Aspen entrance to pick up the double track to Dillan Falls. Then we ride on the newly surfaced DRT to Slough Camp where we will take a…

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Super Easy MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: Shevlin Park + Tree Farm

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Shevlin Park, 18920 NW Shevlin Park Rd
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Organizer: Laury Riley After last time's challenging ride, I am offering a really easy ride this week! This route has hardly any rocks, so if you are looking to work on your rock skills, this is NOT the ride for you. This is a route that almost anybody can ride. There are a couple of hills that we can climb or walk, at your own pace. I am offering this ride TWICE in one day. If you do not get…

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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate MTN or Gravel Ride around Phil’s Trail area

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Park, 1315 NW Discovery Drive
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate ride around the Phil's trail system. Meet at Discovery Park in Northwest Crossing. 9:30 am roll out - back between 12:00-12:30 pm. This ride is just under 18 miles and 1050 feet elevation gain so it is creeping into the intermediate range. It is best suited for the advanced beginners who have been out on the trails and are building up their endurance. We will be riding at an advanced beginner pace and stopping at intersections. The ride…

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Intermediate MTB: McKenzie River Trail

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
McKenzie River Ranger Station – Willamette National Forest, 57600 McKenzie Hwy
Blue River, OR 97413 US
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This is an out and back on the mellower part of the McKenzie River Trail. We go from the Ranger Station up to about the Trail Bridge Reservoir. This is an opportunity to get away from dusty trails and ride on the wet side of the mountains on this very scenic trail. Picnic lunch afterwards. Please bring plenty of food and water for the trail. **COVID-19 signup procedures:No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current paid…

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Super Easy MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: Shevlin Park + Tree Farm

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shevlin Park, 18920 NW Shevlin Park Rd
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Organizer: Laury Riley After last time's challenging ride, I am offering a really easy ride this week! This route has hardly any rocks, so if you are looking to work on your rock skills, this is NOT the ride for you. This is a route that almost anybody can ride. There are a couple of hills that we can climb or walk, at your own pace. This is a REPEAT of the 8:30am ride. I am offering this ride TWICE…

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