Training Route / by Captain ‘O’ & Gravel Girl

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 Training 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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2 thoughts on “Fifty50”

  1. 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.

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