Meeting Time: 8:45am to fill out paper work and be fitted to bike rentals as needed.
Start Time: 9:00am
Finish Time: 2-3pm
Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters
*Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for more information.
18 – 35+ miles, depending on rider level, weather and trail conditions. We customize this route for you.
Starts at: 5500-7000 feet.
Ends at: 3400 feet, in Bend
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!
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 have already done the Bachelor to Bend tour? Should I do it again?
Yes! There are several different ways to ride from Mt. Bachelor to Bend, and we can take you on a different route each time, with very minimal trail repeats. This means that you will see new stuff each time.
My friends and I want to do this tour together, but some of us ride faster/slower than the rest of the group. Is this a problem?
Not at all! The trails in Bend are not very technical, which is what slows most people down in other places. Once we have details about all the riders we will choose a route that will help keep everyone together. Depending on the size of the group, we will have more than one guide to allow everyone to be able to ride at their own pace without getting too far ahead or left behind.
Can I bring my own bike?
Yes, of course! If you are traveling with your mountain bike, we ask that it is in good working order. Hard tails, full suspension, 26”, 27” and 29er bikes are all appropriate for our trails.
How much water should I have with me?
Cog Wild will provide each rider with one water bottle for you to keep after the ride. However, we recommend carrying at least a few water bottles or a full hydration bladder for your full day ride. There is not a place to refill water along the trail, so you will need to start the ride with all of your water for the day.