About Dirty Freehub

Two bike riders on gravel road.

Dirty Freehub is about sharing our passion for high quality gravel bike rides.

You will find rides from near our home in Bend, Oregon.  But we also include places where we travel:  such as Arizona and overseas places like Tasmania.

We provide accurate and detailed route descriptions with pictures, color coded maps, cue sheets and downloadable GPX files — what we like to call “curated” routes. We are focused on rides that are adventuresome and scenic and meet our 5 star criteria.

For an in-depth look at who we are, our philosophy on routes and riding, and our hometown of Bend, Oregon check out this article by our local newspaper, the Bend Bulletin and this article by Bend Magazine.

We also lead many gravel rides throughout the year. Our rides are posted on the Bend Area Cycling Enthusiasts group.  Look for rides posted by Gravel Girl (aka: LindaE) and Captain “O” (aka: KevinE)


Our Newest Rides

Pipeline Track

Hobart, Tasmania

24 Km / 366 meters
Gravel route: ~ 100% gravel
Difficulty: Easier

Get ready for fern trees and a mossy, vibrant, green forest as you ride along the gravel track of an old water pipeline that gradually climbs to the Wellington Falls trail head.

Oatlands

~ Oatlands, Tasmania

37 miles (60 Km) / 2900 ft gain (884 meters)
Mixed route:  ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate–

Quiet farming country with soft rolling hills … and fast, hard packed gravel!

Wattle & Water

~ Hobart, Tasmania

77 Km / 1463 meters
Mixed route: ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate

A wonderful mixture of paved and gravel roads, along with the triple Fs … farms, forests and fantastic water views. Continuously rolling terrain, that adds up to a bit of climbing, without any long, sustained “Tassie” climbs.