Bend and Central Oregon Tour
4 Day Tour
Meet June 19; ride June 20 – 23, 2013
Non-refundable deposit: $134
Total cost: $535
Single supplement: $320
Final Payment Due: March 20, 2014
Mountain views, river canyons, quiet roads through scenic farmland, and sunny weather highlight this four day fixed-base tour in the Bend area. Cycle past lakes and descend past Bachelor, enjoy the scenic bikeway to Smith Rock State Park, cycle through high desert, canyons, and along the Crooked River. A short drive is required to some daily start points on this tour. Your tour price includes five nights lodging.
What to expect
This tour provides the STANDARD Level of support as described on the Club Tours FAQ page.
This tour has moderate terrain and mileage, but the pace will be steady. The long days assure you ample time for the ride and time to explore Bend in the evening.
Bend has 300 days of sunshine each year. Temperatures should be cool in mornings, but the June daytime average is 72 degrees. Rain is unlikely, but not impossible; and temperatures may exceed the average. Be prepared.
A full breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included each day. Dinners will be your responsibility.
Red Lion Inn
Go Green! We encourage carpooling. The start point for this tour is approximately 350 miles from Seattle. AMTRAK also serves Chemult, OR with a bus connection to Bend.
Thursday, June 19
We meet the first night in Bend, OR and get to know each other during our first meeting.
Friday, June 20
Alfalfa to Prineville, 62 miles – 1764’
The ride starts in Alfalfa on a quiet country road with wide-open desert scenery. After a steep descent to the Prineville Reservoir, it continues to descend through a beautiful canyon and along the Crooked River to Prineville. After a short climb out of Prineville, you return through the high desert to Alfalfa.
Saturday, June 21
Sunriver – Mount Bachelor Loop, 62 miles, 3450’
This ride starts with a gradual climb through lodgepole and ponderosa forest before turning to pass the Cascade Lakes on a steeper climb up to Mount Bachelor. Take in the views at the top prior to descending the 20 miles back to Sunriver.
Sunday, June 22
Bend-Twin Bridges – Cline Falls - Tumalo, 53 miles, 2370’
Take your time and look around! Enjoy the lovely countryside north of Bend.
Monday, June 23
Redmond – Lower Bridge - Smith Rock State Park, 58 miles, 2032’
After a 16 mile drive to our start point in Redmond, we’ll traverse quiet residential streets before taking Hwy 126 a short distance to cross the Deschutes River. Enjoy cycling past farms and alpaca ranches with views of snow-capped mountains. Lunch will be at Lower Bridge, a restored nature area on the Deschutes River. The real treat is still ahead as you continue through Terrebonne to Smith Rock State Park. Explore this park and enjoy a special treat from the support van before returning to Redmond. No need to rush back because this night’s lodging is covered in your trip cost.