Plain View is the name of an area just outside of Sisters that has a plain view of a whole lot of big mountains. And that is where you are headed for on this ride.
This is one of our “go to” rides in the winter. It is close to town, snow free most of the winter, no big climbs to overheat on and no big descents to get cold on …. and it has some fantastic views! We also use this for large group rides that become more of a gab fest than a ride because the roads are super wide.
The route is quite straightforward. Head northwest towards Sisters on the old Brooks-Scanlon logging road, take a right on a small gravel road that connects to the Planview area, and then take Sizemore road back to Tumalo Falls, followed by the “cool” ELT extension.
Note: As you turn onto Bull Springs road at mile 0.5 there is a sign that states “no bicycles Monday through Friday”. We have checked with Deschutes County and the road is a public use road and bicycle access is not limited. Unfortunately, this sign is on private property and the county does not have jurisdiction to remove it. However, we strongly suggest that you ride single file on Bull Springs road due to the truck traffic.
**Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 33 miles / 1200 ft gain
– Style: Mixed (3 gravel / double-track sectors, 26 miles total)**
– Location: Bend, OR
– Date Updated: November 2017
For the intermediate adventure / gravel rider. Some areas may be soft and parts of the Brooks – Scanlon Logging road demand attention due to the rocks that are larger than gravel.
**Food / Water
**GPX Track File
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Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road / double-track