Sector 16 runs from the Swede Shelter to the Shooting Star Shelter around some private property (hence it’s square shape). Of all the trails in Bend, this one tends to accumulate the most deadfall in the winter. If you want to help clear trees come summer — have a look at our blog post about Clearing Deadfall for some pointers.
Often called Sucktor16 by locals, it’s a twisty trail with lots of tight trees and corners — modern wide handlebars will make it even tighter. Riding Sector 16 fast is a challenge because staying off the brakes in all those sharp back-to-back turns requires Jedi-level focus.
Sixty second clip of mountain biking the Sector 16 trail in Bend, Oregon.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.