Pink Lady

5 Star Route

Pink Lady is not sugar and spice: her numbers will seduce you into thinking she’s easy smeasy.  But Pink Lady is remote (we saw nobody) and she offers up rugged roads that will rough you up a bit. We loved her because she’s moody, always mixing it up: you start at a vibrant wetlands, ride through rocky canyons, hug a lush creek which evolves into a lovely pine forest with meadows, then back down through another canyon with cool rock formations.  

She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child but she’s always a woman to me
~ Billy Joel

But what’s the reason behind the name Pink Lady? Oh, we just don’t kiss and tell. **Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 32 miles / 1400 ft gain
– Surface: 100% gravel
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 2 hours east of Bend, Oregon
– Published: May 2020

Difficulty

Moderate+. Due to: (a) 10 miles of of gnar and cobbled road surfaces and (b) the remote “off-grid” nature of the ride. There is no cell phone coverage and we saw no vehicles or people on our 3 hour excursion.

When we like to ride this …

Mid spring through mid summer when the creeks are flowing, the wetlands are full of water and the flowers are in full bloom.

The Start

Along the shoulder of Silver Creek road, where the road turns from paved to gravel. This is a 4 way intersection, all the other roads are gravel. No services.
Lat / Long: 43.700992, -119.628226

Food / Water

None.


Downloads

Wahoo / Garmin Direct Download
Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Brown = gravel / dirt road

For help with GPS files, the RideWithGPs mapping app and to learn how to download our routes for free, see the “Using Our Rides” page.

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.

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