Central Oregon is an outdoor wonderland, with many trails for outdoor enthusiasts that are visiting or live in this gorgeous high desert region. Keeping thing safe, the book opens with a matrix designating the rides as beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert. It also gives the mileage, type, and intensity of the ride. Katy has lived in Bend. Oregon since 1997 and is an avid bike rider, she knows her trails well. The Maston kicks off the list of trails, with options for beginner to expert. This area is popular with hikers, trail runners, bikers, and equestrians. After a description of the area, there is a mileage log giving directions for an 11.6 mile ride. For the fit and experienced, ride #3 is in dramatic Smith Rock with spectacular views. Probably the most famous biking trail in Bend is Phil’s Trail, the #6 selection. Feeling brave and have the skills? Try ride #20 around Mt Bachelor rated for advanced to expert. Just getting started? Try ride #25 an 11.7 mile loop around Cultus Lake rated for beginners. Ride #32 on the Deschutes River Trail concludes right here in Sunriver and is rated intermediate. The trails finish with #46 Olallie and O’Leary Epic, a 27.8 mile ride rated expert. All of the trails are accompanied by photos, descriptions, maps, and a mileage log. The book finishes with a resource section listing shuttle services, guided bike tours, area bike shops, organizations, and area amenities. If you live in Central Oregon or visit, this is a great guide full of rides that can make your time special.— Deon Stonehouse
Bend has approximately 300 miles of continuously linked singletrack close to town, includes classic routes, as well as some little-known gems.
Bend is the "Tahoe" of Oregon mountain biking, and this new guidebook will put you on the best-of-the-best of the area's singletrack. Whether you're a local looking for new routes, or a vacationer needing quick, well-described choices to fit your skill, fitness, and appetite for adventure, this is the book you'll want to reach for.