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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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October 2020

Suttle Lake MTB Ride NEW DATE

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Suttle Tie Trailhead, George McAllister Rd.
Sisters, or 97759 US
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When: Thursday Oct 29Where: Meet at the trail head at the corner of George McAllister Rd offHwy 20...ready to roll at 11amWho: Riders comfortable with single track, not suitable for beginners. This is a Bella favorite! The trail begins in open pine forests. It continues this way for a couple of miles before switching to a fun singletrack. Expect zippy ups and downs with beautiful views of the lake and hopefully some fall color. We will briefly stop at the…

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NF 40 to Elk Lake, out and back

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Cascade Lakes Highway, Cascade Lakes Hwy
Bend, OR 97702 US
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Out and back to Elk Lake along the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway. 25 miles, 674 feet elevation gain. Snack stop at the lake. I ride 12-13 mph; faster and slower riders are welcome. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34483654 You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out the "Complete Your RSVP" form with your cell number and Emergency Contact info, then press SUBMIT. If needed, please cancel in a timely manner so that someone else…

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November 2020

Dodd’s Loop Road Ride

November 1 @ 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 and fall colors. Bring money if you want to purchase a cold beverage or snacks at the Alfalfa Market store where…

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Horse Butte out and back – Second Group

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Horse Butte Trailhead Bend, OR 97702 US + Google Map

MILES: 9.8ELEVATION GAIN: 609GPS ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34533110BIKING SKILLS: Very advanced beginner/low intermediate Election day ride!** Second Group be ready to roll at 11:00am.Meet in Horse Butte parking areaNice out and back that avoids negotiating the rock staircase on the loop trip.There are some technical areas which can be walked and there are some random rocks on the trail. It is mostly a gradual climb up to the cave then a nice downhill on the way back.Bring water, a snack and a…

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Horse Butte out and back

November 3 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Horse Butte Trailhead Bend, OR 97702 US + Google Map

MILES: 9.8ELEVATION GAIN: 609GPS ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34533110BIKING SKILLS: Very advanced beginner/low intermediate Election day ride!We will start about 15 minutes after 12 noonMeet in Horse Butte parking areaNice out and back that avoids negotiating the rock staircase on the loop trip.There are some technical areas which can be walked and there are some random rocks on the trail. It is mostly a gradual climb up to the cave then a nice downhill on the way back.Bring water, a snack and a…

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Easier Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lava Island Trailhead Bend, OR 97702 US + Google Map

Easier Deschutes River MTN Bike Ride When: Wednesday, November 4th Where: Meet at the Lava Island Day Use Area .... ready to roll at 10:30. This ride is for people who want an easier ride with easier terrain. This ride is NOT suitable for beginners. We will be riding on single and double track and old forest service roads. Expect beautiful views of the Deschutes River and hopefully some fall color. We will briefly stop at the Slough Day Use…

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Crooked River Scenic Hwy Road Ride

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This ride is NOT hosted by the Bellas. Meet at Pioneer Park just past the Court House in Prineville. Restrooms and water are available. We will roll out at 11 am.Fellas are welcome to join us. This rolling out and back ride is 40 miles with about a thousand feet of climbing. The route is suited to intermediate road cyclists because of the distance. However, riders may turn around at any time.There are beautiful views along the Crooked River as…

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Bend Bella Cyclists ExComm Meeting

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Dr
Bend, OR 97702 US
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***Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is open ONLY to current ExComm members. Date: November 5, 2020 Time: 5:30 PM Location: Broken Top Boardroom President’s Message: (Marsha Wolfson) Financial: (Moe Slater): Social Events & Hospitality (Kelly O’Neill, Connie Axelrod, Kelly Von Ruden) Retail (Amy, Sherry) Rider Development: (Audrey Murray) Ambassador: (Kim Leahy) Online Support: (Susanita Hicks) Community Outreach: (ExComm) Membership Outreach: (Mimi Graves)

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Horse Butte Mtn Bike Ride

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horse Butte Trail Head, 1815 Forest Service Road
Bend, or 97701 US
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Distance: 10 mile loopElevation gain: 662'Pace: Slow and easyViews: AmazingRWGPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12818452 Meet at the trailhead, ready to roll out by 11am.Take advantage of a break in the weather to do a fun 10 miler on your mountain bike. This route is good for Bellas with previous experience riding on single track. My pace is slow and steady and I will lead from behind. Everybody can ride their own pace and we will regroup as needed. Bring snacks for a…

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Bend Bella Cyclists Book Club

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Dr
Bend, OR 97702 US
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Our November book club meeting will take place on Thursday, November 12th at 5:30pm in the Boardroom at the Club. We will be discussing ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides and choosing a book for our December meeting. ********************************************************************************THE SILENT PATIENT The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion…

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