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About Dirty Freehub

Two bike riders on gravel road.Dirty Freehub is about sharing high quality bicycle rides. We focus primarily on gravel rides, but we do like the exceptional road and mountain bike rides.

You will find many rides from near our home in Bend, Oregon.  But we also include places where we travel:  Northern California, Arizona, and overseas places.

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

Gravel road going uphill with no cars or people.

Tumalo, Oregon
45 miles / 1700 feet
Mixed: ~ 65% gravel

This is a really good locals ride / winter training route. Little traffic, some big views. A go to ride for Captain “O” in the winter.

Bike rider on gravel road with snowy mountains in background.

Bend, Oregon
77 miles / 3100 feet
Mixed: ~ 40% gravel

A gravel version of the classic Lower Bridge road ride. Like Alpaca, a great winter training route.  And … it has a super secret crossing of the Deschutes river.

Gravel rider on gravel road with Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook in background.

Bend, Oregon
53 miles / 4500 feet
Gravel (mostly)

A remote and demanding ride with unparalleled beauty. It explores the “Horn” of the Metolius river — the area defined by a sweeping 25 mile bend in the river.  But you know it don’t come easy …