June 20-23 Full July 17-20 Full August 15-18 Full
- September 19-22 Please call before booking
Start Location: Meet at Cog Wild Headquarters at 8:00am. Contact us for details.
Single Supplement: $240
*Price Does Not Include:
- Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information.
- Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport. You will need to arrange for your transportation to Bend (15 miles). We recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
- Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
- Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!
Cancellation Policy. Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:
- Cancel 61 or more days before your trip: $75 cancellation fee.
- Cancel 60 to 45 days before: $250 cancellation fee.
- Cancel 44 to 14 days before: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
- Cancel within 14 days: No refund.
Note: Guests can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance. If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended. If we are able to re-sell your spot on a tour, we will refund you the full tour amount minus $75 handling fee.
80 – 100 miles over the 4-day vacation. Expect about 22 miles a day.
Mid-intermediate to advanced. Riders should be physically fit and have various experience and skill with mountain biking.
Terrain & Trails
A variety of cross-country singletrack trails with flowy and technical features such as: lava rock, slippery roots, exposure, creek crossings, steep climbs and descents. Scenery is as much green as you can take in—lush, moss covered forests, beautiful rivers, blue pools, wildflowers, and views of the western Cascades.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Prepare for four full days of riding, so bring adequate clothing, including layers for a variety of weather. Hydration packs are necessary for carrying food and water. Helmets are required for all rides. Bring a swimsuit for dipping in the river or hot springs!
*There is poison oak on the sides of some trails in the Oakridge area. Bring precautionary measures or extra-clothing if you are sensitive to poison oak.
We’ll meet in Bend and drive two hours to the McKenzie River. We’ll dive right in with our first ride on the McKenzie River Trail. This deservedly well-known and popular trail is a mixture of technical singletrack with lava rock, roots, creek crossings and flowy, fast sections. With stunning waterfalls and the sapphire colored “Blue Pool” along the way, this ride is a great way to start the tour! We’ll stay at the friendly, family owned Horse Creek Lodge tonight and enjoy beers by the outdoor fire pit.
Mileage: 26 miles
We’ve got a few choices for the second day. King Castle to Castle Rock is a fun trail that starts deep in an old growth forest and climbs to the peak of Castle Rock, offering an amazing panoramic view of the area, followed by a screaming descent back to the bottom. Or we can go for the historic O’Leary trail, a combination of narrow tread, tight switchbacks, tough climbing and descending, and very technical sections. We’ll spend another night at Horse Creek Lodge. Maybe you’ll have enough energy to hit the pump track to check your skills before heading to Oakridge!
Mileage: 12-20 miles
Off we go over the mountains to Oakridge for some sweet mountain biking on Alpine Trail, perhaps Oakridge’s most famous trail. You’ll skip the long gravel road climb because we’ll shuttle you right to the singletrack. Depending on how everyone feels, we can add on additional trails such as Tire Mountain Trail and Cloverpatch Trail (why quit early?) After checking into the Oakridge Lodge, we’ll walk to dinner and brews at Brewers Union Local 180, a British style ale public house and brewery.
Mileage: 18-28 miles
Since we haven’t even scratched the surface in Oakridge, we have tons of options for the last day. We’ll see what you are up for and decide between twisty river trails, more elevation dropping descents or classic trails that wind through the dark forests. Afterwards, pile back in the van for the 2-hour drive back to Bend, ending the tour that evening.