Trade Wars

Note: This is Training Route, a good local ride, but not a destination route.

We like this ride on a warm spring day when the snow has melted out below 6000 feet. There are several peek-a-boo views of the mountains to the west, but the ride is mostly in the forest. It makes for a great early season training route (thus the Training Route designation) when you want to get a bit of consistent climbing in your legs (2000 feet in 15 miles) and … it can easily be lengthened by starting in town and riding Brookswood to and from the start (+ 15 miles). Note, the roads need a bit of moisture, otherwise there can be a significant amount of “moon dust“.

We (Gravel Girl and Captain O) have ridden the route in its entirety. This is a route Captain O can see riding with the boys to go hard and fast and “beat the snot out” of each other.

This route was created and mapped by DennisK, a Dirty Freehub Route Ambassador.

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 32 miles / 2,200 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 90% gravel, 10% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Bend, Oregon
– Published: July 2018 (updated February 2020)



The Start

Dirt pullout near intersection of China Hat road and Knott road.
Lat / Long: 43.986195, -121.303950


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


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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