There are so many reasons to ride with a guide:
- Safety and mechanical support
- Insider’s view of the trail system
- Suggestions on routes and trails as you go
Guided rides include a shuttle so you can have a mostly downhill ride back to our office. We provide snacks including Picky Bars, and post ride beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Polar Seltzer and Humm Kombucha.
Demo bikes from Santa Cruz and Ibis are available to rent and come with helmets and gloves.
Full day rides also include a seriously good sandwich from Nancy P’s Bakery.
E-Bikes Not Permitted on the Deschutes National Forest
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.
- Check Bend Trails for information about where e-bikes are legal
- If you are traveling with an e-bike, please consider our Oakridge location where e-bikes are allowed on many trails.
- Please talk to us before planning a trip to ride e-bikes around Bend.
Winter Fat Biking
Explore through the woods or ride the groomed trails at Wanoga.
Full Day Guided Ride
Best for experienced riders who enjoy multiple hours on the trail. 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.
Half Day Guided Ride
This is a great introduction to mountain biking in Bend. Great choice for all skill levels. Our guides select a route based on your skill, interest and fitness to maximize flow on the trail. Time on trail is approximately 3 hours.
Ride together with support from an experienced guide.
Custom Groups & Adventures
For larger groups, splits in ability, multi-day adventures — we can provide the guides and shuttles to ensure everyone has a great time.
Mountain bike skills lessons for all abilities. 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.
Ride & 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.
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!”
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.