Once you arrive here, you’ll see why Mountain Bike Action magazine named Bend, Oregon the best Mountain Bike Town in the country. At last check, Bend laid claim to over 500 miles of singletrack with more being built every day. There is so much sweet, flowy and epic dirt that many riders won’t be able to cover it all in a lifetime. The meticulously maintained trails cater to riders of all abilities and disciplines, from beginner and kid-friendly cross country, to downhill and dirt-jumping. The only thing that makes Bend’s mountain bike scene even better, is that Mt. Bachelor has a lift-served bike park.
Interested in taking a mountain bike vacation to Bend?
You’re in luck, because we’ve created a special mountain bike guide just for you. We have a whole host of bike shops that offer rentals, gear, and advice.
For those looking for lift-served downhill trails, take a look at Mt. Bachelor’s downhill mountain bike park just up the road from Bend. Mt. Bachelor’s downhill mountain bike park features chair lift operated trail access that allows for quick and easy rides uphill and exhilarating rides downhill over natural and constructed terrain. For hours of operation, bike safety equipment checklist, and lift ticket prices, go to Mt. Bachelor’s website.
As always, we encourage safe riding practices. Never leave home without an adequate supply of water, a first-aid kit, and a riding buddy or four. Trail etiquette is important, too. If you’ve got your bike, and you’re confident in your abilities, head over to the Central Oregon Trail Alliance website or Bendtrails.org to get the lay of the land, and plan your route. Once you’re done, pat yourself on the back and reward yourself with a Central Oregon brew.
Been curious about fat bikes and thinking about trying fat biking on the snow? Well, Bend is the epicenter for it. It was practically invented here. These funny looking bikes with really fat and knobby tires allow you to traverse across all kinds of terrain — from soft sand to soft snow. Bend offers groomed fat bike trails during the winter at Wanoga Sno-Park. You’ll find mountain bikers shredding snow covered mountain bike trails all over Central Oregon — from Phil’s Trail to Peterson Ridge. If you’re ready to try before you buy, stop into Hub Cyclery in downtown where you’ll be able to “talk trails” while enjoying a free beer from their in-store tap.
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