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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:  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

Gravel rider standing on rock overlooking Bay of Fires

44 miles / 3000 ft gain
(71 Km / 915 meters)
Mixed: ~ 50% gravel

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!

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.