Saturday December 16 Katy Bryce will give a presentation on Mountain Bike Bend, her guide to 46 single track routes in the Central Oregon area. Whether you are a biking enthusiast or are looking for a great gift for anyone who likes to bike, this will be an interesting event. 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. Give one to each of the bike riders on your holiday list for lots of fun!
Author events are free and include refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Sign up to attend by calling 541-593-2525, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.