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There is a reason that Central Oregon is known for it’s amazing mountain biking! From the juniper and sage of the high desert, to the sublime rock formations at Smith Rock, and the temperate forests of the High Cascades, we have so much variety. We mean, literally hundreds of miles of trails to ride. If you are looking for a classic ride experience or a lesser-known route, we can help you get out there for some world-class mountain biking.

These full-day guided tours are designed with you in mind, as well as local weather and trail conditions. We know these trails inside and out, so we’ll take you on the best trail for that day.

Want more than one day? We can put several unique full day tours together for you so you see new trails each day—until your legs will pedal no more.

THESE DAY TOURS INCLUDE:

  • 6-hour mountain bike tour, personalized to your riding level.
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Transportation from Cog Wild Headquarters to trailhead and back.
  • Tasty, filling and healthy snacks on the trail.
  • Lunch sandwiches provided by local favorite, Nancy P’s Bakery.
  • Cog Wild water bottle.
  • Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits and Humm Kombucha after returning to Cog Wild.

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Bend
DURATION
1 Day
SKILL LEVEL
5 - 8
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 7
Tour Style
Tour
Tour Size
4 - 12 guests
STARTING PRICE
$110
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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.

Dates: Daily.

Times: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters

Price: $110, minimum 4 riders*

*This is the price per person for a minimum of 4 riders. If there are less than 4 riders, then the cost of the tour will still be $110 x 4 = $440.

**Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for more information.

Riding Distance

20 – 40+ miles, depending on rider level, weather and trail conditions. We customize this route for you.

Elevation

Varies, depending on route. Expect climbing and descending on all routes.

Rider Level

Strong intermediate to advanced riders. The route can vary in length and technical features; however, this is a full day that covers at least 20 miles of trail.

Terrain & Trails

Depending on route, the trails offer a little bit of everything, from fast and flowing descents to sustained steep climbs or technical sections to keep you on your toes. Terrain can vary widely from expansive high desert to wildflower-laden forests.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Hydration pack or backpack for carrying a full day’s worth of water and lunch, riding gloves and clothing layers. Cog Wild will provide each rider with a water bottle to keep after the ride. If you have a particular ride food that you love, bring it. Helmets are required for all rides. Bring your camera!

I have already done the Mt. Bachelor to Bend tour? Does this tour repeat my ride?

This Central Oregon Day Tour is not a set route. With hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, we can do multiple routes with minimal trail repeats. Or we can ride a completely different area too. Let us know how many days you want to ride and we will make sure you get the goods! We will also make sure to not repeat where you have already ridden.

I have heard there are a lot of trails within an hour of Bend. Will this tour be on some of those trails? 

Yes! There are over 250 miles of trails within an hour and half from Bend and they are all available at different times of the biking season. Cog Wild will choose the best location for the current conditions, so you’ll never battle snow, mosquitos, dusty conditions or downed trees. We love to share our favorite adventure rides in the Ochoco Mountains, the Cascade Lakes and the High Desert with riders who love to shred. Do you have a group of advanced riders who can be gone all day? Let’s go!

Why is there a 4-person minimum on this tour? 

We want our guests to have the best experience and these tours may require more driving time, which requires more staff time for us. We try our best to fill tours so they meet the 4-person minimum.