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Join Cog Wild for a morning or afternoon of family guided mountain bike adventure with an emphasis on fun: swoopy trails, plenty of snack stops, quality time in nature and perhaps a stop to dip your toes in the river. Our half-day rides are designed for your family’s needs to have a safe, low-stress mountain bike experience in beautiful Central Oregon.
Our goal is to get you all of you outside and enjoying mountain biking in the region, so these tours are designed specifically with your family in mind. We can help instruct a new beginner, or encourage a more experienced rider to try something new. From big to little, this ride inspires confidence and leaves everyone with a smile!
This Family Bike Tour Includes:
- Three-hour family bike tour, personalized to your group
- Local, expert and caring guides
- Shuttle from Cog Wild Headquarters to trailhead
- Cog Wild Water bottle
- Substantial, healthy snacks on the trail including Picky Bar
- Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer and Humm Kombucha
- Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for options.
Start Times: 9:00am, 10:30 am or 12:00 pm
Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters, Bend
Pricing Per Person:
Children ages 12 and under: $ 64 per person
Adults ages 13 and older: $79 per person for up to 5 riders
Adults ages 13 and older: $70 per person for 6 to 9 riders
Adults ages 13 and older: $65 pre person for 10 or more riders
**Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for options.
Cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the tour date will be charged a $25 per person processing fee. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of tour date or no-shows are not eligible for a refund. Tours go rain or shine.
6 – 12 miles, depending on rider level, weather and trail conditions. We customize this route for you and your family.
Varies, but expect mostly flat to gradual uphills and downhills.
Beginner to intermediate. This can be an introductory ride for new riders or a skill-building ride for beginner to intermediate riders.
Terrain & Trails
Smooth and flowing single track and double track trails that wind through Ponderosa pine forests. We will often shuttle to a higher elevation to begin the ride, so much of it is a gradual downhill.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Exercise clothes, such as comfortable shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are great, as well as a long sleeve sweatshirt or lightweight jacket. Bring a camera and your guide can carry it for you and take photos. Cog Wild provides each rider with a water bottle that they can keep after the ride. Hydration packs are recommended for carrying drinking water or extra clothing. Helmets are required on all rides. Cog Wild can provide helmets if needed.
During the reservation process you will need to share the information below for each rider:
- Height and weight for the bike rental.
- Ages of children or those over 60.
- Skill level of each rider: beginner, intermediate or advanced and any additional details you would like to share.
- Any dietary or medical restrictions.
I am a beginner, intermediate, advanced rider – is this tour too difficult/easy for me?
The Family Mountain Bike Tour is designed for beginner and intermediate riders. The goal is for a family to play outside together. Parents with more older, more experienced kids may want to sign up for a Singletrack Sampler to push their limits.
What should we expect to wear and bring?
Shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are perfect. Riding gloves are recommended. Your normal exercise clothes can work too. Bring your camera, your guide can carry it for you. If anyone has a hydration pack, we do recommend bringing it, we are in the high desert and drinking water is important!