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Join Cog Wild to view the Solar Eclipse by bike! We will depart early to get to the trail head and go to a special viewing point in the woods. We will watch this unique experience with libations and food and then head down the trail back to town on solar power! You can expect a couple hours of viewing and relaxing, and about 4 hours of riding.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Bend is just outside of the path of totality, meaning we will have nearly a 3 hour window to watch the moon cover the sun to about 95%.

Enjoy this once in a lifetime event in the woods with friends and family and Cog Wild for the Bicyclipse!

THIS DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Up to six-hour long mountain bike tour including Eclipse viewing
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Shuttle to the trail head.
  • Special eclipse watching glasses.
  • Food and drinks at special viewing spot.
  • Tasty, filling and healthy snacks on the trail.
  • Cog Wild water bottle.
  • Complimentary post-ride Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits, and/or Humm Kombucha after returning to Cog Wild.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Bend
DURATION
1 Day
SKILL LEVEL
3 - 7
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 6
Tour Style
Tour Size
2-12
STARTING PRICE
$200
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Don't be left behind or lost in the crowd. Join the Bicyclipse for a day you'll never forget!

Meeting Time: 7:30 am to fill out paper work and be fitted to bike rentals as needed.

Start Time: 8:00am

Finish Time: 2-3pm

Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters

Price: $200

*Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for more information.

Riding Distance

20 miles

Elevation

Starts at: 5500-7000 feet.

Ends at: 3400 feet, in Bend

Rider Level

Low intermediate to expert. The route can vary in length and technical features; however, this is a full day that covers at least 18 miles of trail.

Terrain & Trails

A little bit of everything, from a handful of steep climbs to fast, flowing downhill sections. Expect some roots and rocks mixed in as well. Terrain and scenery ranges from wide alpine meadows to Ponderosa pine forests.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Hydration pack or backpack for carrying water and lunch, gloves and clothing layers. Helmets are required for all rides. Don’t forget your camera!

Needed Information

During the reservation process you will need to share the below info for each rider:

  • Height and weight for the bike rental.
  • Ages of children or those over 60.
  • If each rider has mountain bikes before: beginner, intermediate or advanced and any additional details you would like to share.
  • Any dietary or medical restrictions.

What is the solar eclipse and why is it so special?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.  The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.