Join the Oregon Mountain Bike Experience with Cog Wild and Mudslinger Events! This year we’re stepping it up with an exclusive experience package for the Bend Fat Tire Tour that includes shuttle and guide support on epic rides, lodging, catered meals, ample beer and a donation to Commute Options and the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. Remember, this is a fundraiser; what better way to raise funds than to shred kick ass trails and live large for four days?
We’ll spend the first couple of days in the old growth forests of the McKenzie Ranger District in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, based out of the relaxing Horse Creek Lodge to ride the IMBA epic O’Leary trail and the stunning Old Cascade Crest trails. The last couple of days will take us to LOGE Entrada in Bend to take advantage of the High Country riding and endless single track on the east side of the Cascades.
At Horse Creek Lodge you have the option of camping (bring your own gear or rent from us) or shared hotel rooms in the Delta House. Campers have access to hot showers! Meals will be catered by a local caterer in the McKenzie area and beer will be provided. At LOGE Entrada, everyone gets a bed in the newly renovated rooms (option to upgrade to single occupancy).
Starting with dinner the first evening to lunch on the last day, all your meals and snacks will be catered. In the McKenzie region, meals will be served at Horse Creek Lodge and lunches will be provided trailside. Bend meals will be catered by CHOW and 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Lunches will be substantial: Nancy P’s sandwiches and lots of snacks.
Go big! Be a part of the Oregon Mountain Bike Experience!
Day 0: September 18:
Drop your car at LOGE Entrada in Bend and travel to Horse Creek Lodge with us or meet us there. Set up your camp scene or settle into shared hotel rooms. Meet your fellow riders and sample the pump track before digging into a catered dinner. Yes, beer will be flowing.
Day 1: September 19:
After breakfast, hop on the shuttle to the top of the Ollaie/ O’Leary trail. Ride hard all day, take in the big views and finish, super hero style, on King’s Castle. Back at Horse Creek Lodge there will be hot showers, beer and a hearty dinner.
Day 2: September 20:
This is a big day: Pack up your scene to transport to Bend and get ready to ride! We’ll head up the Old Cascade Crest to hike & bike a few peaks & take in the nature. Post ride, we’ll kick it at the trail head with a cooler of beer and then drive to Bend, check into LOGE and have dinner catered by CHOW. LOGE has a hot tub, plan to soak your weary bones so you can charge for two more days.
Day 3: September 21:
After breakfast we’ll shuttle up to Mt. Bachelor to ride the bike Park trails and high country trails before riding single track all the way back to LOGE. Tonight’s dinner will be provided by 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
Day 4: September 22:
Get another ride in! We’ll head back up to the high country to take in an alternate set of trails back to LOGE. Beers & cheers and promises to do the Bend Fat Tire Tour again next year!
This is the Oregon Mountain Bike Experience! Expect big backcountry style rides in the McKenzie & Old Cascade Crest regions and endless single track in Bend. Follow the links below for details on each ride.
Day 2: Old Cascade Crest
Day 3 : Bachelor Bike Park To Bend
Day 4: High Cascades to LOGE Bend
There are a few lodging options:
At Horse Creek Lodge we are using The Delta House, nice rooms and lots of manicured grass for tents.
The three options are:
- Reserve a queen bed for an additional $200
- Rent a tent/pad set up for $30 additional
- Bring your own camping set up, van or small trailer. There are really nice bathrooms and showers for everyone
LOGE Entrada in Bend is much bigger hotel so there are ample rooms. For the last two nights at LOGE, plan to share a room or upgrade to your own room with a single supplement fee of $160. If you aren’t in a hurry to get home consider staying Sunday night at LOGE Entrada for an additional $120.
If you really want to travel light, we can organize a bike rental for you too. Let us know what you need.
Chilling at the Delta House at Horse Creek Lodge
Dual occupancy rooms at LOGE Entrada in Bend.