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There are so many reasons to ride with a guide: camaraderie, safety, insiders view of the trail system, suggestions on where to ride next and mechanical support. Our guides are professionals; they take duty of care seriously and will make sure you are on the trails that are right for you. All of Cog’s guided rides include a shuttle to the higher trailheads for a “gravity assisted cross country” ride, snacks including Picky Bars, and post ride beverages from Deschutes Brewery Polar Seltzer and Humm Kombucha. Full day rides also include a seriously good sandwich from Nancy P’s Bakery. Santa Cruz hard tail or full suspension rental bikes are available for all guided ride clients at an additional cost.

No E-Bikes on the Deschutes National Forest

Cog Wild operates on the Deschutes National Forest, which does not allow e-bikes on non-motorized trails. This includes the vast majority of trails that we guide. Please talk to us before planning a trip to ride e-bikes around Bend.

Guided Rides

Full Day

Best for strong intermediate riders to advanced riders, ride from the high country back to our headquarters. Explore more terrain and enjoy lunch on the trail with your guide. Time on trail is approximately 4 – 6 hours.

Skills Instruction

Half Day

This is a great introduction to mountain biking in Bend. Good for all skill levels, our guides will select route based on your skill, interest and fitness to maximize flow on the trail. Time on trail is approximately 3 hours.

Guided Rides

Bike & Brew Tour

On hold while COVID restrictions are in effect. Will resume when breweries are open for tours and full dinning.

Skills Instruction

Winter Fat Biking

Explore through the woods or ride the groomed trails at Wanoga.

Family Tour

Family Tour

Ride together with support from an experienced guide.

Winter Fat Biking

Wild Wednesdays

Join us for big adventure rides on world class single track just beyond Bend. Click on the learn more button below to see the the 2021 schedule.

Guided Rides

Custom Groups and Adventures

For larger groups, splits in ability, multi-day adventures — we can provide the guides and shuttles to ensure everyone has a great time.

Skills Instruction

Improve Your Skills

Our PMBI Certified Guides are experts at teaching you or your group the basics of mountain biking or helping you take your riding to the next level.

Weather

Central Oregon weather can vary and change quickly. Check the weather prior to riding in Bend so that you can dress appropriately. “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!”

National Weather Service for Bend
Monthly Averages for Central Oregon Weather

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 few trail repeats. This means that you will see new trails 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, 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.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Bend
DURATION
1 Day
SKILL LEVEL
4 - 8
FITNESS LEVEL
5 - 8
Tour Style
Tour
Tour Size
1+
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Add more to your trip

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.