Ride and Dig

A Regenerative Mountain Biking Experience

This three day mountain bike adventure combines guided rides with trail work to promote sustainable trails and enhance recreational opportunities for others.

A partnership between Cog Wild, COTA, VisitBend and LOGE.

Experienced guides from Cog Wild will select appropriate routes for you to explore & enjoy the amazing mountain bike trails around Bend. Then leaders from the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) will explain and lead discussions about trail design, our unique high desert ecosystem, sustainable forestry, and stewardship of our recreational resources.

Our trails are built and maintained by volunteers — thank you for your interest in supporting sustainable trails in Central Oregon!

  • May 20 – 22, Friday through Sunday
  • Three days on the trail: ride, trail work, ride
  • Includes an annual membership to COTA
  • Discounted rate available at LOGE Camps for visitors
  • Santa Cruz bike rentals available for an additional fee

Pricing

  • $240 for all three days
  • Lodging special:
    • $210 per night for a room at LOGE Camps Bend
    • Up to 2 people per room
    • Add during checkout to receive this discounted rate

Friday

  • Meet at 8:30 at Cog Wild for a full-day guided ride with shuttle.
  • Includes lunch, snacks and refreshment
  • Post ride happy hour at Cog Wild to meet your crew leader to plan Saturday’s work party

Saturday

  • Trail work from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Includes snacks on the trail, then post-work lunch & beverages back at Cog Wild
  • Free afternoon to explore Bend

IMPORTANT Trail Work Info

You will get DIRTY! Wear appropriate work clothes – long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots preferred). We provide work gloves, hard hat (required to be worn at all times by USFS), and tools.

Sunday

  • Full-day guided ride with shuttle, lunch, snacks
  • Debrief and celebrate!

Mountain bike class for adults!

Master the trails with the Cog Wild’s Multi-Week Progression Sessions

Cog Wild’s certified PMBIA coaches will teach you proper body position and the fundamentals of mountain biking with an intentionally planned series. Learn to ride the trails with confidence and graduate with a Shredder’s Degree from Cog Wild University!

Fall 2022

Mondays September 12th, 19th and 26th at 5:00pm
Saturdays October 8th, 15th and 22nd at 9:00am

PROGRESSION SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Three, 2+  hour mountain bike lessons led by certified skills coaches with the same cohort
  • Shuttles to the trailhead when necessary, some sessions may start and end at Cog Wild
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Polar Seltzer or Humm Kombucha  after each session

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Private Group Camping Vacations

Some things in life are best when experienced with your favorite people—friends and family. Throw in mountain biking and camping in Oregon’s most amazing places and you’ve got yourself a vacation to remember. Cog Wild LOVES organizing private mountain biking vacations for you and your group. We can take family reunions, bachelor or bachelorette parties, old college friends or just a group of regular riding buddies out on a stellar mountain bike vacation.

We can lead a private camping and riding trip in Central Oregon, Mt. Hood, Oakridge, the McKenzie River, including the Cascade Crest trails, the Umpqua River or the Fremont National Forest. Cog Wild guides will feed you well, supply local beers from Deschutes Brewery, Polar Seltzer and kombucha from Humm Kombucha, and take you on amazing rides each day.

These tours can be highly customized, so please contact us to start planning!

THESE PRIVATE TOURS INCLUDE:

  • Local, expert and caring guides
  • Transportation to and from Cog Wild Headquarters on the start and end dates of tour
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Delicious breakfasts, dinners, on-trail lunches, and snacks
  • Camping reservations 
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Polar Seltzer and Humm Kombucha.
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