Mt Bachelor to Bend is one of the most epic mountain bike rides our area has to offer. Imagine this: crisp mountain air mixed with warm sunshine beaming on you as your guide unloads your bikes at the base of Mt. Bachelor, at the crest of the Cascade Mountains. You grab your hydration pack, strap on your helmet, and prepare to spend the rest of the day on up to 35 miles of sweet singletrack bliss as you make your way back to Bend.
This is the most distinctive Central Oregon ride, but know that there are many options. However we get back to Bend, you will sure to experience miles of fast flowing sections, rocky or rooty sections (if desired), scenic alpine views, forest cruising and some of the most fun you can have in the area. As we descend in elevation, you’ll experience a change in ecosystems from wide open Hemlocks to mixed conifer to classic Ponderosa stands. Plus, we’ll eat a tasty lunch on the trail at one of many scenic viewpoints.
Can’t get enough of this ride? We highly recommend doing this tour more than once. We will give you a unique route each day with new trails and new scenery.
This 1 Day Mt Bachelor to Bend Guided Mountain Bike Ride Includes:
- Up to six-hour long mountain bike tour, personalized to your riding level
- Local, expert and caring guides
- Shuttle to the trailhead
- Lunch sandwiches from local favorite bakery, Nancy P’s
- Cog Wild water bottle
- Substantial, healthy snacks on the trail including Picky Bar
- Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer Polar Seltzer and Humm Kombucha
- Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for options.
Meeting Time: 8:30am to fill out paper work and be fitted to bike rentals as needed.
Start Time: 9:00am
Finish Time: 2-3pm
Start Location: Cog Wild Headquarters
solo rider $240,
2 or more riders $129 per person
*Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page for rental options.
18 – 35+ miles, depending on rider level, weather and trail conditions. We customize this route for you.
Starts at: 5500-7000 feet.
Ends at: 3400 feet, in Bend
Intermediate to expert. The route can vary in length and technical features; however, this is a full day that covers at least 18 miles of trail.
Terrain & Trails
A little bit of everything, from a handful of steep climbs to fast, flowing downhill sections. Expect some roots and rocks mixed in as well. Terrain and scenery ranges from wide alpine meadows to Ponderosa pine forests.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Hydration pack or backpack for carrying water and lunch, gloves and clothing layers. Helmets are required for all rides.
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 riders over 60.
- If each rider has mountain biked before: beginner, intermediate or advanced and any additional details you would like to share.
- Any dietary or medical restrictions.
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.