4 Star Route

A route that is close in to central Bend, short in distance, and has good variety to work technical skills. A go to route when time is limited. It is a favorite of one of our riding partners, CP.

We have classified this route as a Bandit Route in that it is a encompasses parts of several other 5 Star Routes but adds in a bit of new terrain. We have ridden it a number of times.

Adventure / Gravel Route

Lollipop: 21 miles / 1200 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 45% gravel, 20% single track, 15% paved bike path
eBike Friendly: No
– Location: Bend, Oregon
– Published: October 2018


Moderate. Due to single track.

The Start

Northwest Crossing roundabout
Lat / Long: 44.058913, -121.356767


Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
Blue = single track
Purple = paved bike path / roubaix

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Ridden and Reviewed by …

Gravel Girl / Team Dirty Freehub

She loves a good day of gravel like most people like a good book. She’s always amused by the outdoors and the wild adventures. Gravel Girl is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

Captain O / Team Dirty Freehub

He should have “Never Stop Exploring” tattooed on his chest! He loves adventures on bikes and is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

  • Matt Loomes says:

    Rode this route today – it was excellent. I’d rate on par with some of the 5 star routes. However, I would actually advise against doing this route in the summer. There was a significant amount of sand which ~25% of the route quite difficult to ride.

    • Linda (aka Gravel Girl) / Co-Founder @ Dirty Freehub says:

      Oh yes!!! Everything near Bend is starting to get dusty.

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