COD Trail Nessie Log Ride

The Bend Trail Blog

Mountain Biking Upper Whoops in Bend

Video: Upper Whoops

Short video of the recently re-worked and upgraded Upper Whoops trail — recorded in mid-June of 2023.

Read More
Flagline Trail in Bend Oregon

Respecting the Middle Flagline Trail Closure

Flagline Trail Closure and Elk Calving Grounds Authors: Brock McCormick, Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service; Nicole Strong, Assistant Professor, Forestry […]

Read More
Fat Bike Routes

Gary’s Top Fat Bike Routes

One of the nice things about fatbiking in the winter is the trails are NEVER the same day to day […]

Read More
Mountain Biking Golden Basin

My Love Affair with Horse Ridge

If any of you read the trail updates you might notice I post a lot of Horse Ridge updates. You […]

Read More
Riding in Snow

Tips for Riding in Snow

With snow comes snow biking! Fat bikes, skinny bikes and cross bikes can all be fun to ride in the […]

Read More
Rockfall Trail at Mt Bachelor

The Rockfall DH Trail

Mt. Bachelor Bike Park’s newest trail is also its most technically advanced… If you’re like me, you’ve been staring longingly […]

Read More
Mountain Biking the Cascade Crest in Oregon

Adventures in the Cascades

My Summer With Trans-Cascadia and OTTA. This is my third and final blog post focusing primarily on the Cascade Crest. […]

Read More
Cascade Crest

Cascade Crest – the Work Begins

Starting a Dialogue with the USFS & Clearing Trails! The day after my recon ride with Steve in the Old […]

Read More
The Cascade Crest

Discover the Cascade Crest

From Beta Explorations to 75 Miles of New Singletrack! I am constantly scanning the landscape for trails, envisioning potential trails, […]

Read More
Boise Trails Website

New Boise Trails Website!

In June of 2017 Joe and I got a DM on Instagram from Kirk Cheney and Jason Delgadillo, a couple […]

Read More
Moab Mountain Biking

Moab Mountain Biking Road Trip

During the last week of October, a group of us packed up the truck and headed to Moab for five […]

Read More
Mt. Bachelor Fatbike Freeride Rally

Mt. Bachelor Fatbike Freeride Rally

Sponsored by Bend Cyclery, The Mt. Bachelor Fat Bike Freeride Rally was held on April 29th. Riders and racers used […]

Read More
COD Rockstacker Trail

Meet John. My Hero.

Ever since the short section of the COD Reroute (aka Rockstacker) has been open, almost every time I am working […]

Read More
Mountain Biking in Sedona

Now for Something Completely Different

In May I had a chance to meet up with some of my mountain biking friends from Kauai in Sedona […]

Read More
Cascade Lakes Welcome Station

Your Gateway to Recreation

The new Cascade Lakes Welcome Station opened on March 18th of 2016 and offers a lot of amenities for locals […]

Read More
Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Nicole Strong on the West Bend Project If you spend a lot of time in the forest, you develop an […]

Read More
Transition Time in Central Oregon

Transition Time

This is the time of year where many of us transition from Eastside riding to Westside riding… I am always […]

Read More
Trail Ratings in Bend Oregon

The Rating Game

My friend Joe, one of the founders of this BendTrails web site, asked me some advice about some of the […]

Read More
Wanoga Fatbike Trail Network

Snow Berms at Wanoga?

I met Gary Meyer (COTA snow trails ambassador) + TJ and Matt from the Hub Cyclery today at 9 am […]

Read More
Post-holes, Multi-Use Trails & Etiquette

Post-holes, Multi-Use Trails & Etiquette

I’ve seen a few complaints on social media over the past month from fat bikers about their favorite snow route being […]

Read More
Wanoga Snow Bike Trails

Wanoga Snow Bike Trails!

This coming January and February 2016, COTA will begin to groom trails for fat bikes! Trails will be groomed with […]

Read More
The COD Reroute Trail

The COD Reroute

In the last year or more, COTA has been working on a new re-route for C.O.D.. This is due to […]

Read More
Clearing Deadfall in Bend

Clearing Deadfall

I was recently in McCall Idaho riding a loop around Loon Lake (an IMBA Epic ride). The ride started out […]

Read More
Riding Around Snow Patches

Riding Around Snow Patches? Really?

Don’t ride around the snow. Ride or walk where the trail is. Ok, so we all know it’s been a […]

Read More

USWE Secure Hydration Backpacks