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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August 2019

Intermediate road ride: Up & down Skyliner Dr/Cascade Welcome Center

August 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Northwest Discovery Park Drive, NW Discovery Park Dr
Bend, OR 97703 US
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READY TO ROLL at 8:30AM (Please arrive at 8:15 am). We will leave from Discovery Park (1315 NW Discovery Park Drive). You can park along the road by the bathrooms. Here is the ride: --Up Skyliner Drive to the Skyliner Snow Park--Back down Skyliner Drive--Turn right on Skyline Ranch Rd--Turn right on Century Drive (very short leg)--Turn right onto the paved bike trail to the Cascade Welcome Center. We can take a munch break there.--Return to Discovery Park (again via…

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August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer: Laury We have rented the Day Dock again at Elk Lake, from 6-10pm. We will have a potluck dinner first, followed by paddling while the moon is coming up. RSVP Yes if you plan to attend. The dock is limited to 30 people. The cutoff date for reservations is 2 weeks prior, July 30. After that date you will receive an invoice for approx $10-$15, depending on how many people sign up. (The total cost of the dock is…

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McKay Creek Bellas & Fellas

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pioneer Park, 237-259 NE Elm St
Prineville, OR 97754 US
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This scenic 48 mile ride has 3150 ft of climbing and is suited to intermediate cyclists. Heading north out of Pville on Main St., we will ride through beautiful farm country and then steadily climb along the creek. At mile 21, the road takes a sharp right and climbs straight up for 3 more miles before turning to dirt. (We have not done this part yet this year!) The trip back is mostly downhill. It is an out and back…

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Road Bike Skills Camp with Ride Like a Girl and Bowen Sports Performance

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 pm
Crystalwood Lodge, 38625 West Side Rd
Klamath Falls, OR 97601 US
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Ride Like A Girl, our Portland bike club buddies, is partnering with Bowen Sports Performance to host another road bike camp this summer in Klamath Falls and Crater Lake. Carolyn Jen, the owner of RLAG has opened up this great opportunity to Bellas! The camp will be three days and participants must be available for the entire camp. Cost, which includes meals, lodging and a fully-supportive coaching experience, is $799 per person OR $649 per person when you register with…

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Easy Rider ROAD RIDE: Madras Scenic Bikeway from Sahalee Park

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Organizer: Laury Riley, 541-408-4338 This ride is 28 miles long, a bit longer than our usual 20 miles. And it will be hot. So please don't sign up if you don't have the speed or stamina to ride the distance in a timely manner, in fairness to the other riders. There are no options for a shorter ride on this route. We will take a couple of breaks and also regroup occasionally. Also, note that we are riding on a…

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Madras Scenic Bike Ride and Crawdad Festival

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culver Park, 421 1st Ave
Culver, OR 97734 US
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Let's ride the Madras Scenic Bikeway and attend the Culver Crawdad Festival! Yes ... there will be tasty crawdads to eat! The Madras Scenic Bikeway is a Bella favorite road ride. Normally we start and end in Madras ... often stopping midway in Culver. So that we can attend the Crawdad Festival in Culver (and eat those tasty crawdads), let's start in Culver at the Culver Park on D street. The Crawdad Festival starts 11 am with a parade starting…

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intermediate Road Ride: To South Twin Lakes Lodge and back

August 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Big River Campground Bend, OR 97707 US + Google Map

Ride Details: READY TO ROLL at 8:30AM (Please arrive at 8:15 am). This ride is for Intermediate Riders: those who are able to ride moderate distances with increased speed and elevation gain and loss. We will start at Big River Campground. Here are the directions: Drive past Sunriver on Hwy 97. Continue for 2.4 miles past the Sunriver exit and turn RIGHT onto Vandevert. (a sign announces the turn.)Drive 1 mile.Turn LEFT onto S. Century Drive.Drive 1 mile.Turn RIGHT as…

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Easy Rider ROAD RIDE: Sunriver to Lava Lands plus extra

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunriver Marketplace, 18160 Cottonwood Rd
Sunriver, OR 97707 US
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Organizer: Laury Riley This group is for women who want to ride about 20 miles, at an average pace of 11-14 mph. We stop occasionally to regroup or point out things of interest. At this point of the summer I am offering some longer rides, but this one is shorter. There are options for a longer ride if anyone wants. We can discuss this when we meet to begin the ride. This week we will start at the Sunriver Marketplace.…

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Advanced Beginner MTN bike – Skyliner Sno-Park to Tumalo Falls

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Skyliner Sno-Park, Skyliners Rd
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Advanced Beginner ride from the Skyliner Trailhead (Sno-Park) to Tumalo Falls along the Tumalo Creek Trail. This route is 5.8 miles out and back with just 312' of elevation. The trail will likely have some sandy spots and has the usual assortment of roots and rocks. We will ride at a casual advanced beginner pace. Please arrive at 8:45 to get signed in and be ready to roll at 9:00am. REMEMBER: Bella rides are ‘no-drop’ rides and we are…

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Flagline to Town – Advanced Intermediate MTB ride

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dutchman Flat Sno-Park Bend, OR 97701 US + Google Map

Flagline Trail to Town Flagline Trail is a super-fun downhill, that we will have to earn by a tough uphill start. Then the ride becomes a beautiful, rolly, curvy, and root-filled gem of a trail. And there are some rocks too that we Bellas can choose to walk or ride.  We will start the ride at Dutchman Sno Park and ride the Flagline Access Trail to Flagline (closed until August 15th every year), then ride the north side of Swede…

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