Guided Rides in Bend

Cog Wild has been guiding mountain bikers in Oregon since 2006. We’re deeply rooted in the bike community and ready to share our love of place to help you have a great experience. There are so many reasons to ride with a guide: camaraderie, safety and mechanical support, suggestions on routes for your next ride.

All guided rides include a shuttle, so you have a gravity assisted ride, snacks including Picky Bars, water bottle, 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.

Demo bikes from Santa Cruz and Ibis are available to rent and come with helmets and gloves.

Half Day Guided Ride

Sample Bend, Oregon’s famous mountain bike trails. Accessible for all skill levels, the guide selects a route based on your skill, interest and fitness to maximize flow on the trail. Time on trail is approximately 3 hours.

Bend Oregon mountain bike tours

Full Day Guided Ride

Ride from the high country back to Bend. Best for experienced riders who enjoy multiple hours on trail. Explore more terrain and enjoy lunch on the trail with your guide. Time on trail is approximately 4 – 6 hours.

Family Guided Ride

Similar to the half day ride, but with a focus on your family. Let the us sweat the details while you enjoy quality time with your people. Appropriate for families of all configurations: reunions, young kids, teens. We design the ride based on your skill and interests.

Guided Experiences for Private Groups

Bend is the perfect place for family reunions, wedding parties and corporate retreats. Call on Cog Wild to create a mountain biking adventure for your specific group. 

Gravel Ride

Central Oregon forest roads are prime for gravel rides. Our gravel guides are on the forefront of the scene and know the road and trail systems well. 

Winter Fat Bike Ride

Explore central Oregon’s winter landscape on a fat bike.


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.

Traveling with an E-bike? Please read:

The Deschutes National Forest does not allow e-bikes on the non-motorized trails. This includes the vast majority of mountain biking trails that we guide and shuttle.