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When is the Best Time to Mountain Bike in Bend? And other Frequently Asked Questions…

Q: I was curious if there’s a particular reason why the website isn’t utilizing the Facebook Pixel? We don’t use the pixel (anymore) because we decided that letting Facebook track our visitors isn’t in the users best interest of our visitors — and we exist for them. If they were clamoring to be tracked, we’d […]

Rockfall Trail at Mt. Bachelor

The New 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 at Rockfall since Mt. Bachelor first put in pin-flags marking the route two years ago. Then, this year, you started hooting and hollering at the trail crew while they were working on it (“Looking good! […]

Elk Pond Cascade Lakes

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 and Natural Resources Extension, Oregon State University Around this time every year, snowpack melts to such an extent that we finally gain access to our highly anticipated alpine trails. It might be tempting to try […]

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. It’s full of stories from last summer. It’s long with tons of photos from myself and friends who were there. In case you missed a previous post here are the links: Post 1: Discover the […]

Old Cascade Crest Trail Work

Cascade Crest – the Work Begins

Starting a Dialogue with the USFS & Clearing Trails! The day after my recon ride with Steve in the Old Cascade Crest (OCC), I contacted Kevin Rowell of the Willamette Middle Fork ranger district. I asked him how to go about getting permission to work on the OCC trails. Kevin has been a driving force […]

Discover the Cascade Crest

From Beta Explorations to 75 Miles of New Singletrack! I am constantly scanning the landscape for trails, envisioning potential trails, or just day dreaming about what trails might lie just outside of view. This happens every time I drive the Santiam highway from Sisters to Salem. So much endless potential with the terrain but not […]

Boise Trail Maps

New Boise Trails Website!

In June of 2017 Joe and I got a DM on Instagram from Kirk Cheney and Jason Delgadillo, a couple of guys we knew from BoiseTrailPics. They said they were coming to Bend with some friends and wanted to meet up for a ride. Joe was out of town, but I’m always looking for any […]

Bend Fatbike Trails

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 and often hour to hour. Check the weather before you go out. Be prepared, and carry extra warm clothes. Make sure you always yield to snowshoers and skiers! If you’re new to the sport, check […]

Mountain Biking in Moab

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 days of mountain biking, Mexican food, and Oregon beer (pro tip: take good beer to Utah). Not many destinations get as much media coverage as Moab so we figured we better head down there and […]

10 Barrel and BendTrails

10 Barrel is The Official Beer of BendTrails!

Two things everyone loves about Bend, Oregon are the great mountain biking and the great beer — and now that combination is getting even better! On May 1st, 10 Barrel Brewing Co became the title sponsor and “Official Beer” of BendTrails. This new partnership opens up some great opportunities for both brands to connect with […]

Fatbike Freeride Rally

Mt. Bachelor Fat Bike Freeride Rally

Sponsored by Bend Cyclery, The Mt. Bachelor Fat Bike Freeride Rally was held on April 29th. Riders and racers used the Sunshine Accelerator chair to access a downhill track that had been set up specifically for the event. The trail featured lots of rollers and some huge berms — berms that started out firm and fast […]


Size Matters

As most of you may know I’ve been around mountain biking from the beginning. At first we all had 26″ wheels until about 10 years ago when 29er wheels became really popular. It takes time for riders to change… Today, most of the pro XC racers use bikes with 29 inch wheels. One of The […]