Ride and Dig

A Regenerative Mountain Biking Experience

This three day mountain bike adventure combines guided rides with trail work to promote sustainable trails and enhance recreational opportunities for others.

A partnership between Cog Wild, COTA, VisitBend and LOGE.

Experienced guides from Cog Wild will select appropriate routes for you to explore & enjoy the amazing mountain bike trails around Bend. Then leaders from the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) will explain and lead discussions about trail design, our unique high desert ecosystem, sustainable forestry, and stewardship of our recreational resources.

Our trails are built and maintained by volunteers — thank you for your interest in supporting sustainable trails in Central Oregon!

  • May 20 – 22, Friday through Sunday
  • Three days on the trail: ride, trail work, ride
  • Includes an annual membership to COTA
  • Discounted rate available at LOGE Camps for visitors
  • Santa Cruz bike rentals available for an additional fee


  • $240 for all three days
  • Lodging special:
    • $210 per night for a room at LOGE Camps Bend
    • Up to 2 people per room
    • Add during checkout to receive this discounted rate


  • Meet at 8:30 at Cog Wild for a full-day guided ride with shuttle.
  • Includes lunch, snacks and refreshment
  • Post ride happy hour at Cog Wild to meet your crew leader to plan Saturday’s work party


  • Trail work from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Includes snacks on the trail, then post-work lunch & beverages back at Cog Wild
  • Free afternoon to explore Bend

IMPORTANT Trail Work Info

You will get DIRTY! Wear appropriate work clothes – long pants and closed toe shoes (work boots preferred). We provide work gloves, hard hat (required to be worn at all times by USFS), and tools.


  • Full-day guided ride with shuttle, lunch, snacks
  • Debrief and celebrate!

Mt. Hood Region Multi-day Adventure

Famous for windsurfing and kiteboarding, the Hood River area also has fantastic mountain biking that combines classic Oregon singletrack with stunning scenery. Get up close to the iconic Mt. Hood and deep into the river canyons on its lower flanks. The well designed trails here have big views, techy flow, deep forested sections, meadows and creek crossings and some old school freeride and jump trails. Our camp is in the heart of the Mt. Hood Forest with easy access to the riding.

Day 0

Meet in Bend at noon and travel to our campsite in the Mt Hood region. Meeting at our campsite at 3pm is an option as well. A quick afternoon ride to help get to know the group. Meet and greet happy hour at 5 PM, followed by dinner, stories around the campfire and star gazing.

Day 1

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head to Post Canyon for a day of riding. Post is a spider web of a trail system with longer xc trails, jump lines and shuttle-able DH trails. Early Freeriders adopted Post Canyon in the late 90’s, so look for classic wood features and skinnys.

Day 2

A good day for a high country ride. We will get up close to Mt. Hood today on the 44 trails, named after the forest road that intersects these trails. 15 mile Creek, 8 mile Creek High Prairie, 5 Mile lookout and Knebal Springs are all options for great loops or shuttles. High meadows and deep forests await a big day on the trail. Celebrate our last night in camp with a healthy dinner and cheers to big adventure.

Day 3

After our last breakfast and breaking camp, We will head for a big point to point ride. Starting high up on the flanks of Mt Hood and ending along the banks of the Hood River, expect long downhills and more great views. There is still plenty of climbing and traversing to keep us honest. A splash in the cold river is “mandatory” before heading home tired and happy.

2023 Dates:

  • July 17-20
  • July 21-24
  • August 10-13
  • Contact us to set up unique dates for your group

$ 1249 per person includes

  • Afternoon shakedown ride on day one then three full days of riding
  • Guide service & support
  • All transportation to and from Bend and during the tour
  • Three nights camping
  • All meals from from dinner the first night to lunch on the last day as well as trail side snacks
  • Beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Humm Kombucha, and Polar Seltzer
  • Badge of honor: Cog Wild patch

Does Not Include

  • Mountain bike rentals. See our bike rentals page for more information.
  • Camping gear such as tents, sleeping bag and pad. Bring your own, or rent them from us.
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond/ Bend (RDM) Airport. Please arrange your own transportation from Redmond Airport to our headquarters, we recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
  • Trip insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance since stuff comes up.
  • Guide gratuity: If you like the ride, plan to tip your guides.

From our main office in Bend, we rent Ibis and Santa Cruz hardtail and full suspension bikes and have access to most bike brands through the many bike shops in Bend. Come early to get fitted to your bike or we can bring the bike of your choice to the campsite.

If you are flying in to Bend and plan to travel down to Hood River with the guides, consider adding a day in Bend before or after the tour. Cog Wild is located at LOGE Bend, where you can get a hotel room and add a guided ride or shuttle.