Year-round, but spring and fall are ideal
Portland is 3.5 hours away
Beginner to advanced
Variety of MTB rides only minutes out the backdoor
This small town is dreaming big when it comes to mountain biking! With over 500 miles of track and more built every year, Bend stands apart from other mountain towns with its unique geological, MTB history and so many tracks that most riders won’t be able to cover it all in a lifetime! The town provides a variety of trails for all technical levels and most of them are only minutes out the backdoor. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly adventure or some serious downhill dirt-jumping, Bend has it all! See it for yourself and have the adventure of a lifetime!
Most Popular Itineraries
Full-Day Mt. Bachelor to Bend Mountain Biking Tour
Mt. Bachelor to Bend is one of the most distinctive mountain bike rides Central Oregon has to offer. Spend a whole day riding from the base of Mt. Bachelor, at the crest of the Cascade Mountains, to Bend, the ultimate MTB city in Oregon and wider. Spend your day on up to 35 miles of rewarding singletrack as you make your way back to the stunning town of Bend. Experience miles of fast flowing sections, impressive alpine views and forest cruising. Let your guide show you the most stunning viewpoints along the way and experience some memorable rides!
Half-Day Bend Mountain Biking Tour
Bend offers plenty of possibilities for anyone looking for a short ride through the area. Let your guide plan out the day and visit some of the exhilarating trails such as Whoops Loop famous for its downhill ride. If you are a beginner and want to hone your skills, Phil’s Trail is one of the best trails in the area for you. Work on your technical knowledge, enjoy your day, and reward yourself with scenic panoramas and a glass of beer or kombucha with your guide!
Things you need to know
Covid measures in Bend
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Bend, please refer to Travel Oregon or Oregon Health Authority websites.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
This is what you get on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- Lunch sandwiches for full-day adventure
- Water bottle provided by your guide
- Healthy snacks on the trail
- Complimentary beer and kombucha upon return
- Shuttle to and from the trailhead
Mountain bike and helmet rentals are available for an added fee of $45-$85 per day from your guide. Kids bikes can be rented for $25. Rentals come with your choice of pedals.
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to bike between two and six hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. Keep in mind, opting for the full day option means more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner level trails.
What if I’ve never mountain biked before?
As long as you pedal on two wheels, you can book this adventure. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trial. You will progress at a level that is consistent with your comfort. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What do I need to bring?
- Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
What can I expect from mountain biking with a guide?
One of the reasons why mountain biking is so popular is the rush of adrenaline it sends through your veins. Sure, danger is part of the appeal, but you’ll want to avoid any unnecessary risks by hiring a guide. They’ll make sure you enjoy the ride and feel safe while doing it. There is no road map or GPS technology out there that’s as good as having an experienced local guide to lead the way while mastering unfamiliar trails. There’s always more to see, and your guides know just where to go to find it!
Why should I book with 57hours?
With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.
What about group sizes and pricing?
For this adventure, the usual client to guide ratio is 6:1, with up to 12 people in a group.
The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go mountain biking with friends and family.
Private mountain biking in Bend, can be arranged as well for groups of more people. Contact us to make arrangements.
What is the minimum age requirement?
- Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to book this course.
- Children as young up to age 12 are able to go on half-day trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
- If your party has minors younger than 13 years old, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
What about bad weather?
Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal cycling conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.
Do I need an insurance policy?
We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.
If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!
With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.
For this adventure, 57hours offers a Flexible Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations seven (7) to thirteen (13) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a credit with that Guide for another identical or substantially similar Booking, or a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations one to six calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus a One Hundred-Fifty Dollar ($150) reservation fee. For cancellations anytime less than 25 hours in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Bend, most people fly into Portland International Airport (PDX). From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service the 3.5 hours southeast to Bend.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. Most of the tours and lessons start from the Cog Wild headquarters location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and ability of the group.