Imagine heading out on bucolic country roads, pedaling under the shade of towering ponderosas, past fragrant sagebrush, curling junipers and snow-capped peaks to arrive at an agricultural oasis for a farm-fresh lunch. Drink a glass of wine, tour the farm, and realize you have chosen the perfect day for this farm-to-table cycling tour.
Cog Wild marries our love of cycling with our passion for sustainability on this road cycling tour that follows the Sisters to Smith Rock scenic bikeway. We will start in historic Sisters, Oregon, to pedal along quiet country roads with mountain vistas and iconic ranch land to arrive at Rainshadow Organics farm for lunch.
They are a self-sufficient full-diet farm, with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, and grains. On their 80 acres, they also have pasture-raised, non-GMO fed pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, and beef. Enjoy the scenery, relax with a cold local beer, and enjoy a nourishing meal and short tour of the grounds before we hit the road again.
The second half of our ride takes us further east alongside a fluffy alpaca farm, cool and clear watering holes, and a teeming wildlife sanctuary before arriving at the iconic Smith Rock. Admire the monolithic features as you pedal the last few miles into the park where we will have time to celebrate the end of the ride and to take in the geologic masterpiece that is Smith Rock.
This Foodie Road Bike Tour includes:
- Fully guided and supported road bike ride for one day
- Farm-fresh lunch
- Farm tour of Rainshadow Organics farm
- Deschutes Brewery beer, wine, and/or Humm Kombucha
- Water bottle and snacks
- Shuttle to Sisters and back to Bend
- Shuttle support for assisted rides
Ask about private tours for groups of friends and families! Perfect for celebrations, reunions, etc.
Days offered: Wednesdays through Fridays through farm season (approx. June 15 – September 15)
Meeting Time: 8:30 am to fill out paper work and be fitted to bike rentals as needed.
Start Time: 8:45 am
Finish Time: 3-4 pm
Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters
*groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount per person
*Price does not include bike rental. Road bike rentals are available at Sunnyside Sports, Project Bike, Hub Cyclery, Hutch’s Bicycles or Webcyclery. Carbon Road Bike $40 | Electric Bike $50
37 miles, with options to ride in support vehicle
You should have some cycling experience and fitness. This ride descends more than it climbs so will not be extremely strenuous but will require consistent pedaling. The van will be available for assisted rides.
Mostly quiet country roads. This route follows the Sisters to Smith Rock scenic bike way which is designated as a safe bike passage.
RECOMMENDED CLOTHING & GEAR
Bend is normally warm and dry in the summer but can be cool in the mornings. Come prepared to ride with cycling shorts and shoes if you have them. A wicking jersey is nice with pockets to store your camera or a phone. A light layer is advised as well as something to throw on after the ride. The van will be available to store any extra layers you need.
During the reservation process you will need to share the below info for each rider:
- Cycling experience
- Any dietary or medical restrictions