Distance: 44.8 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 3,474 vertical feet
The Bachelor Party Out & Back is the classic road bike ride from Bend to Mt. Bachelor and back. While not for the faint of heart, this 44.8 mile out & back route along Century Drive is one the most popular and scenic road cycling routes in Central Oregon. The route starts and finishes in Drake Park in downtown Bend, and begins the 22 mile gradual ascent to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort shortly after crossing the city limits. The climb from Bend to Mt.Bachelor winds through the Deschutes National Forest along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Highway offering breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains and surrounding Buttes. The entire route was repaved in the summer of 2012 with velvety smooth asphalt and wide bike lanes. Take a rest after the 22 mile climb at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort parking lot, and prepare for the exhilarating descent back to Bend.