If these dates don’t work for you, contact us to create a custom tour for you and your group of 4 or more!
Start Location: Meet at Cog Wild Headquarters at 5:00pm or in the McKenzie region that evening. Contact us for details.
Single Supplement: $250
*Price Does Not Include:
- Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information.
- Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport. You will need to arrange for your transportation to Bend (15 miles). We recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
- Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
- Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!
Cancellation Policy. Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:
- All multi day tours will be charged a 50% deposit per person at the time of booking, $100 of which will be non-refundable.
- Cancellations 30-14 days prior to the tour: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
- Cancellations within 14 days: No refund.
Note: In most cases can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance (with the exception of the Baja Vacation, Multi-Day Tours and Skills Clinics.) If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended.
If we do not meet the minimum rider count:
The deposits made at booking are non-refundable except in the event that we have not met our minimum guest count and we can’t run the tour. In this case we will be sure to let you know that we are not running the trip and that we are refunding your deposit and are happy to offer you other suggestions in place of your original trip plans.
80 – 100 miles over the 4-day vacation. Expect about 22 miles a day.
Mid-intermediate to advanced. Riders should be physically fit and have various experience and skill with mountain biking.
Terrain & Trails
A variety of cross-country singletrack trails with flowy and technical features such as: lava rock, slippery roots, exposure, creek crossings, steep climbs and descents. Scenery is as much green as you can take in—lush, moss covered forests, beautiful rivers, blue pools, wildflowers, and views of the western Cascades.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Prepare for four full days of riding, so bring adequate clothing, including layers for a variety of weather. Hydration packs are necessary for carrying food and water. Helmets are required for all rides. Bring a swimsuit for dipping in the river or hot springs!
*There is poison oak on the sides of some trails in the Oakridge area. Bring precautionary measures or extra-clothing if you are sensitive to poison oak.
We’ll meet in Bend, grab dinner on the way to the McKenzie River. We will settle in for a nice relaxing evening, enjoying beers by the fire pit at the lodge.
After breakfast, we’ll dive right in with our first ride on the McKenzie River Trail. This deservedly well-known and popular trail is a mixture of technical singletrack with lava rock, roots, creek crossings and flowy, fast sections. With stunning waterfalls and the sapphire colored “Blue Pool” along the way, this ride is a great way to start the tour! After the ride, we will enjoy a fantastic dinner cooked by your guides.
Mileage: 26 miles
We’ve got a few choices for the second day. King Castle to Castle Rock is a fun trail that starts deep in an old growth forest and climbs to the peak of Castle Rock, offering an amazing panoramic view of the area, followed by a screaming descent back to the bottom. Or we can go for the historic O’Leary trail, a combination of narrow tread, tight switchbacks, tough climbing and descending, and very technical sections. After the ride, we will pack up and head over the hills to Oakridge where we will spend the next few nights at Oakridge Lodge.
Mileage: 12-20 miles
After a great breakfast at Oakridge Lodge, we will hop on a shuttle to hit n Alpine Trail, perhaps Oakridge’s most famous trail. You’ll skip the long gravel road climb because we’ll drive you right to the top. Depending on how everyone feels, we can add on additional trails such as Tire Mountain Trail and Cloverpatch Trail (ATCA I’m sure you have hear of it, so why quit early?) We’ll walk to dinner and brews at Brewers Union Local 180, a British style ale public house and brewery.
Mileage: 18-28 miles
Since we haven’t even scratched the surface in Oakridge, we have tons of options for the last day. We’ll see what you are up for and decide between twisty river trails, more elevation dropping descents or classic trails that wind through the dark forests. Afterwards, pile back in the van for the 2-hour drive back to Bend, ending the tour that evening.