A great late fall to early spring route. Without moisture, the “moon dust” on Barr road can be brutal. Also, Barr road has a 3 mile section of “pump and chunk”. But this is a great Training Route that takes in many elements of other routes like Alpaca, Westside Tour and H2O.
Even though the route is 60% paved road, we recommend tires of 38 mm or better. Miles 56 to 59 (Barr road) are demanding with sand, big pump track like features, and some rocks.
Expect some traffic. A red blinky light is recommended.
Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 76 miles / 3100 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40 % gravel, 60% paved
– eBike Friendly: yes
– Location: Bend, Oregon
– Published: Oct 2018
Moderate+. Due to distance with elevation gain.
Northwest Crossing roundabout
Lat / Long: 44.058724, -121.357051
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
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