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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

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.

Bay of Fires

St. Helens, Tasmania

71 Km / 915 meters
Mixed route: ~ 50% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate

Lonely Planet said of the Bay of Fires “This is the secret edge of Tasmania, laid out like a pirate’s treasure map of perfect beach after sheltered cove, all fringed with forest.”. We couldn’t agree more!

Alpaca

Bend, Oregon

45 miles / 1700 feet
Mixed route: ~ 65% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate

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.