The Bachelor to Bend Mountain Bike Ride

 

… is one of the best ways to take advantage of the vast amount of killer single track we have in the area. The trails are mostly flowy and not abundantly technical, but can still thrill the advanced rider. Though the trails trend downhill, don’t be fooled – Central Oregon is a volcanic landscape and you will be pedaling plenty!

 

The Route

 

Depending on the route you choose, the ride will take approximately 2.5 to 5 hours. For intermediate to advanced riders, our full day mountain bike tour guarantees you will get the most out of your Mt. Bachelor to Bend experience. For beginner to expert riders who want less of a commitment, take a look at our mountain bike sampler half day tours.

If a tour isn’t your thing, you can hop on one of our daily mountain bike shuttles. From the top, it will be up to you to choose your own adventure down.

There are many different ways to connect the trails to make your way home. For a longer route, head into high-alpine country on the Metolius-Windigo trail to the Mrazek trail. The bottom of Mrazek is located at Shevlin Park, a few miles to town. For the shortest option, check out the map we have laid out for you below. This route climbs Flagline, meanders around Swampy Lakes on Sector 16, then sends it down the iconic Whoops trail, ending at Phil’s trailhead.

 

Important Info about the Bachelor to Bend MTB Ride

 

Note that the Flagline Access trail from Bachelor is only open after August 15th for elk calving, so these routes are limited to the open season.

The only place to refill water from Mt Bachelor to Bend is the Cascade Lakes Welcome Station, approximately 7 miles from town. Make sure you bring at least 2 liters of water with you for this ride.