Learn how to mountain bike around Bend with a beginner-level tour catered specifically to families. An experienced guide handpicks the route, customized to the skills of the group. You'll experience a low-intensity ride at a relaxed pace, including several rest breaks for trailside snacks. A round-trip shuttle to the trailhead is provided, as are beer and kombucha after the ride. This tour is limited to 12 to ensure you enjoy a small-group experience.
Please note rider skill levels in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking for your customized experience. Failure to provide this information may result in cancellation.
Start your mountain bike adventure at the tour office in Bend, where you'll be fitted with a rental bike and helmet. Then take a shuttle to the biking trail chosen by your guide for a low-intensity ride customized for beginner mountain bikers.
You'll cover an approximate 6- to 12-mile (9.7- to 19.3-km) route in about 3 hours, depending on your group's technique and ability level. Expect mostly flat terrain with some gradual uphill climbs and easy descents that allow you to safely improve your skills.
As you ride down singletrack and doubletrack trails through ponderosa pine forests or alongside a creek, enjoy a relaxed pace, and stop when you want to rest, refuel with healthy snacks and take photos. Your guide can carry your camera and gives you a water bottle to keep after the ride.
At the end of the tour, you'll ride back to the office for provided Deschutes Brewery beer and Humm kombucha. Please note rider skill levels in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking for your customized experience. Failure to provide this information may result in cancellation.