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Join Cog Wild for a morning or afternoon of adventure with an emphasis on fun: swoopy trails, plenty of snack stops, quality time in nature and perhaps a stop to dip your toes in the river. Our half-day family tours are designed for your family’s needs to have a safe, low-stress afternoon on mountain bikes in beautiful Central Oregon.

Our goal is to get you all of you outside and enjoying mountain biking in the region, so these tours are designed with your family in mind. We can help instruct a new beginner, or encourage a more experienced rider to try something new. From big to little, this ride inspires confidence and leaves everyone with a smile!

THIS HALF DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Three-hour mountain bike tour, personalized to your family.
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Shuttle from Cog Wild Headquarters to trailhead and back.
  • Shuttle service to and from Sunriver, for groups of 4 or more.
  • Tasty, filling and healthy snacks on the trail.
  • Cog Wild water bottle.
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits and Humm Kombucha.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Bend
DURATION
1/2 Day
SKILL LEVEL
1 - 3
FITNESS LEVEL
1 - 3
Tour Style
Tour
Tour Size
2 – 12 guests
STARTING PRICE
$60
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Oregon has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails—enough to keep a rider busy for weeks on end! We can show you the goods. Talk to us about adding more rides, staying extra days, or finding more to do while on vacation.

Dates: Daily

Meeting Time: 10:15am or 12:45pm to fill out paper work and be fitted to bike rentals as needed.

Start Times: 10:30 am and  1:00 pm

Finish Times: 2pm and 4:30pm

Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters, Bend

Pricing Per Person:

$60 – ages 6 – 12

$75 – ages 13 and older

*We require two paying adults per tour to receive discounted child rate (6 – 12 years).

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

Riding Distance

6 – 12 miles, depending on rider level, weather and trail conditions. We customize this route for you and your family.

Elevation

Varies, but expect mostly flat to gradual uphills and downhills.

Rider Level

Beginner to intermediate. This can be an introductory ride for new riders or a skill-building ride for beginner to intermediate riders.

Terrain & Trails

Smooth and flowing single track and double track trails that wind through Ponderosa pine forests or near a creek. We will often shuttle to a higher elevation to begin the ride, so much of it is a gradual downhill.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Exercise clothes, such as comfortable shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are great, as well as a long sleeve sweatshirt or lightweight jacket. Bring a camera and your guide can carry it for you and take photos. Cog Wild provides each rider with a water bottle that they can keep after the ride. Hydration packs are recommended for carrying drinking water or extra clothing. Helmets are required on all rides. Cog Wild can provide helmets if needed.

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.

I am a beginner, intermediate, advanced rider – is this tour too difficult/easy for me?

The Family Mountain Bike Tour is designed for beginner and intermediate riders. The goal is for a family to play outside together. Parents with more older, more experienced kids may want to sign up for a Singletrack Sampler to push their limits.

What should we expect to wear and bring?

Shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are perfect. Riding gloves are recommended. Your normal exercise clothes can work too. Bring your camera, your guide can carry it for you. If anyone has a hydration pack, we do recommend bringing it, we are in the high desert and drinking water is important!