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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September 2019

Intermediate Road Ride: Crooked River Scenic Highway

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Crooked River Park Prineville, OR 97754 US + Google Map

Organizer: Nina Pfeiffer & Debora Hare Meet at 9:15 am. Ready to roll at 9:30 am The ride is out and back for a total of 35 miles and should take 2.5 to 3 hours at a pace of 14-16 mph. We will keep a steady pace with short stops for water and to regroup. Much of this route is along the Crooked River and it is quite scenic. There isn't much car traffic at this time of year on…

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Intermediate Swamp Wells Mtn Bike Ride

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Arnold Ice Cave Oregon, OR 97702 US + Google Map

Let's do a later season loop around Swamp Wells and Coyote Butte! This 22.5 mile ride is intermediate due to the distance, uphill climbs and some rocky sections to walk or ride. We will meet on China Hat road where the Arnold Cave road is and will ride first towards Horse Butte, then left at the T to Swamp Wells. After two miles or so we cross China Hat and follow Swamp Wells, 61, and come back on Coyote Ridge,…

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October 2019

Suttle Tie/Metolius Preserve Lp Intermediate MTB ride

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Suttle Tie Trailhead, George McAllister Rd.
Sisters, or 97759 US
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This is a new, never been done (not to my knowledge) by the Bellas, MTB ride through the Metolius Preserve. It's a special place and right now the larch trees will be in all their glory. The ride starts at the Suttle Tie, goes to Suttle Lake, but not around it. We will head toward Camp Sherman on the Lake Creek Trail and then enter the Preserve. There are three tracts of land and we will ride through them all,…

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Road Ride: Big Sky Gosney Loop—–READY TO ROLL—– 10:30 AM

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Big Sky Park–Luke Damon Sports Complex, 21690 Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701 US
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Ride details and directions below: Please arrive 10:15 am to be READY TO ROLL at 10:30 am. We will leave from the parking lot at Big Sky Park, 21690 Neff Road. There are bathrooms there. The ride is a 26.7 mile loop around the east side through horse and hay country. There are no facilities along the way. It is mostly flat with some short hills and nice views of the mountains. The first few miles have some traffic and,…

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Bend Bella Cyclists ExComm Meeting

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Dr
Bend, OR 97702 US
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Bella Cyclists ExComm Meeting Agenda 1. Approve September meeting minutes 2. President’s Message: (Debby Ofstedahl) 3. Discussion/Decision:a. Pace of rides, obligations of participantsb. Retail Coordinatorc. Community Outreach Coordinator 4. Financial: (Moe Slater):a. Membership 2019 = 250 5. Special Events & Hospitality (Kelly O’Neill, Connie Axelrod, Kelly Von Ruden)a. Autumn/Gear Swap Partyb. Holiday Party 6. Rider Development: (Amy Brannan) 7. Ambassador: (Kim Leahy) 8. Online Support: (Susanita Hicks)a. Website Update 9. Community Outreach: 10. Membership Outreach: (Mimi Graves)

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Let’s Climb! Intermediate Mtn Bike

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cascade Lakes Welcome Station – Deschutes National Forest, 18390 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway
Bend, OR 97702 US
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Let's do a bit of climbing up to Wanoga and back before the next snow storm! We will start and end at the Welcome Center on Century Drive. The route is 18.6 miles and 1850 in Elevation gain with mostly uphill the first two hours. With that comes some great downhill too!Route: Catch and Release, up Storm King, Up Funner, Then back down Funner to Storm King and cross Century to COD. Finishing Ticket to Ride fun through the canyon.…

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Mtn Bike the Deschutes River AGAIN!

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dillon Falls, Dillon Falls
Bend, OR US
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This 22 mile out and back mountain bike ride is suited to Bellas with some experience. Expect amazing views and fall colors on this rolling riverside trail. We also ride the SR bike trails to the village center. Meet at Dillon Falls trailhead. Don't forget your Forest Service parking pass. At Sunriver Resort we will take a break, so bring money for ice cream, coffee etc.Open to current members only, be ready to roll by 11am.Contact me if you need…

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Knickers & Knee Socks – Advanced Beginner Mtn Bike Ride

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cascade Lakes Welcome Station (Ranger Station), 18500 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway
Bend, OR 97702 US
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Let's pull out the colorful layers of Knee Socks, Knickers and more to ride from the Cascade Welcome Center on Century. We will ride Catch & release, up Storm King, back down across Century Dr to COD and finish out the Canyon of Ticket to Ride.The route is just over 10 miles and 756 ft in Elevation gain. Please note the following route shows the road rather than Catch & Release that we will ride.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30782868 We will take our time…

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Bend Bella Cyclists Book Club

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Dr
Bend, OR 97702 US
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There is nothing better than curling up with a good book. Plan to join us on Thursday, October 10th at 5:30 PM for this month’s meeting, where we will meet, eat, drink and discuss this months selection, "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League" by Jeff Hobbs. A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark…

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Bakery Ride for Hybrid / Mt Bikes/ Gravel Bikes

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is a advanced beginner ride where we ride through Bend and visit bakeries along the way. It is 10 miles but with 12 riders and stops it takes some time to finish. I HIGHLY recommend you arrive 20 minutes early to get all the info about the ride and how it will all work. The most important thing is we all stay safe. You might want to bring a lock and empty stomach. I plan to go to different…

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