About Dirty Freehub

Philosophy

Two bike riders on gravel road.

Dirty Freehub is about sharing our passion for high quality gravel bike rides. Our aim is that through good stewardship of pubic lands, collaboration and sharing of routes we can have a positive social and economic impact in the communities we ride.

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.

Dirty Freehub is a not for profit venture. You can learn more about us under the Team tab.

Group Rides

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), Captain “O” (aka: KevinE) and AndrewM.

@DirtyFreehub / #RideGreatRoutes

Social media is really important to us here at Dirty Freehub. It helps us get word out about new routes, it helps to increase our brand, and it helps us attract sponsors who help make gravel cool! All positives to you, the rider. Thus, if you post to social media in the context of a Dirty Freehub route, please include the tags above.


Our Newest Rides

Macks Canyon

Maupin, Oregon

34 miles / 950 feet
Gravel route: ~ 100% gravel
Difficulty: Easier

A windy dirt road that clings to the banks of the Deschutes River offering up big views in a remote area of Oregon.

White River Loop

Maupin, Oregon

50 miles / 3100 feet
Surface: ~ 70 paved, 30% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate

An amazing mixed gravel route that circumnavigates the White River, meanders along the Deschutes river for 10 miles, and offers up big mountain views.

The Big One6

~ Madras, Oregon

30 miles / 2400 feet
Mixed route: ~ 20% gravel
Difficulty: Moderate

Rolling hills, big views, good pavement, little traffic, cool geology and a scenic lake. This ride “goes” almost year-round.