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Ride On!

Bike rides, classes, and clinics




Hutch's Club Rides

One road and one mountain bike ride every month throughout the summer. Because these are "no drop" rides, no one gets left behind. Don't have a mountain/road bike? Demos are half-price during club rides. Next ride: July 16. 6 pm. Hutch's Eastside. Free.

Hutch's Hammer Ride

Test your mettle against other experienced riders with this weekly "out and back" 40-miler. Every Saturday. Next ride: July 18. 9:30 am. Hutch's Eastside. Free.

Pine Mountain Sports Group Mountain Bike Ride

For all skills and genders, this ride allows mountain bikers to divide into skill-based groups that decide their route, ride time, and have a designated leader and sweep. Rides are open to all skill levels, and no one is left behind. A limited number of Trek and Santa Cruz demo bikes are available for free. Upcoming rides: July 15, August 15 & 19, September 2 & 16. 5:30 pm. Pine Mountain Sports. Free.

Ladies' AllRide

Join professional mountain biker and skills instructor Lindsey Voreis for a women's ride and skills clinic. Next event: August 25. Meet at 5:00, ride at 5:30. Seventh Mountain Resort. $45.

Lady Crow's Road Ride

Get out and see the local scenery while riding with a group of women. This low-key, no-drop ride explores routes such as the Twin Bikes Scenic Bikeway and typically takes 2-2.5 hours. Next ride: July 19. 9:30 am. Crow's Feet Commons. Free.

Dirt Divas Women's Mountain Bike Rides

This women's-only group mountain bike ride allows riders to divide into skill-based groups that decide their route, ride time, and have a designated leader and sweep. Rides are open to all skill levels, and no one is left behind. A limited number of Trek and Santa Cruz demo bikes are available for free. Upcoming rides: July 27, August 10 & 24, September 14 & 28. Pine Mountain Sports. Free.

Metolius Mountain Bike Ride

Deschutes Land Trust hosts a 6-7 mile intermediate mountain bike ride in the Metolius Preserve. The ride encompasses all three sections of the preserve, following single track and dirt roads, and includes pit stops to talk about habitats, flora and fauna, and the historical usage of the area by settlers and Native Americans. August 22. 10 am-1 pm. Metolius Preserve. Free, registration required.

Skyline Mountain Bike Ride

Deschutes Land Trust hosts a 8-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest, exploring the land that the Trust is working to protect, an area filled with fresh water springs, old lumber mills, and an array of wildlife, right in Bend's backyard. October 1. 4-7 pm. Skyline Forest Bull Springs Tree Farm. Free, registration required.



Bicycle Repair Clinic, Advanced

Consider this Bike Repair 201. This clinic will teach attendees about adjustments and maintenance, starting with derailleurs and disc brakes. Have other questions? They'll be addressed as time permits. No need to bring your bike, though driving to a bike clinic seems a little silly. Upcoming clinics: August 18, September 15. 7:30 pm. Pine Mountain Sports. RSVP required, call 541-385-8080. Free.

Bike Maintenance Basics—Level 2: Brakes & Drive Train

Already mastered the basics? Level up with a class on how to set proper cable tension, change your brake pads, replace a worn chain, and keep your bike shifting and braking smoothly. Because the clinic is demonstration based, you don't need to bring your bike. August 11. 5:30-7 pm. Bend REI. Free.

Hands-On Bike Maintenance—Wheel Truing

Learn how to adjust your wheels and related components to address wear, tear, and fatigue. Bring your own bike—clean and functional—for this hands-on clinic. Cost does not include replacement parts. August 27. 5:30-7:30 pm. Bend REI. $45-$65.

Hutch's Ladies' Night

Learn tech tips and discuss cycling topics such as flat tire repair, daily bike maintenance, derailleur adjustments, fixing broken chains, and proper bike fit with other women at this monthly meetup. Next event: August 11. 7 pm. Hutch's Eastside. Free.

Liv Ladies' AllRide Grit Clinic

This three-day mountain biking clinic for women, led by Lindsey Voreis and hosted by Hutch's, may be all sold out, but Voreis puts on these events across the country. To find out if one is happening in a city you'd like to visit, check out gritclinics.com. Spots are still open for September clinic in Vermont. Bend clinic (sold out): August 29-30. Seventh Mountain Resort. $275.

Monthly Dirt Divas Clinics

In addition to offering monthly women's mountain bike rides, Pine Mountain Sports hosts free monthly and clinics. Upcoming events include July 30: Recover with Recharge, August 27: An Evening with Chelsey Magness, and September 24: Hands-On Bike Maintenance. RSVP required. For more details, call 541-385-8080. Free.

Mighty Bikes Summer Mountain Biking

This one's for the kiddos. With flexible scheduling options—five or 10 weeks, and one to four days per week—this ability-based skills workshop is appropriate for ages 9 to 12. Mondays-Thursdays, through August 20. Bend Endurance Academy. $120.

Strider & Balance Bike Explorers

If your child can walk, chances are they can start developing bike skills. At least, that's the premise of this workshop for ages 2-4 that focuses on learning through games. Participants must have their own bikes. Starts Aug. 7. 4-5 pm. Bend Endurance Academy. $60 for four sessions.


Deschutes Dash

While technically more a multisport than a bike event, the Deschutes Dash includes a lot of biking. The weekend includes Olympic distance events, triathlon, aquabike, duathlon, 5 k and 10k runs, youth triathlon, and a Splash N Dash Kids Obstacle Race. July 18-19. Events begin at 6 am. Free to spectators. $55-$120 to compete.

Mt. Bachelor XC Race Series

New this year, the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park hosts a biweekly cross-country race series, giving local and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts and opportunity for a little friendly competition. Every other Wednesday through August 12. 5-7:30 pm. Mt. Bachelor Bike Park. $15 per event or $40 for all three.

High Cascades 100

Not for newbies, the 100-mile mountain bike race is one of the largest single loop events in the United States. July 18. 5:30 am. Athletic Club of Bend. $250.

Mt. Bachelor Gravity Series

Another new race from Mt. Bachelor Bike Park. For those who enjoy the rush of flying downhill on two wheels. Every other Friday through August 21. 5-7:30 pm. Mt. Bachelor Bike Park. $15 per race or $35 for all three.

7th Annual Trinity Bikes Rat Race

We all know that Bend bikes, but so does Redmond. Like the Deschutes Dash, this event incorporates cycling through triathlon and duathlon competition and includes a race for the little ones—the Yo Wild Lil's Rat Kids Race. August 8, 7:30 am-1:30 pm. Cascade Swim Center. $10-$60

About The Author

Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...

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