Westside Tour

5 Star Route / Ridden and Reviewed by Gravel Girl

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This is a favorite local ride of ours.  It is a “go to” when the weather is marginal, or we have limited time, or we are with riders new to adventure / gravel riding.

The ride – fun, simple, not too difficult, close to town, more trail and path than road, and with some great views. This is a ride to enjoy and relax on — a great recovery ride. At times you will be on shared paths with others … thus, slow down a bit, announce your presence and continue on. But … some of the best views are from the shared paths.

**Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 25 miles / 1300 ft gain
– Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 12.9 miles total / 2 single track sectors, 0.9 mile / 6 bike path sectors, 4.7 miles total)
– Course by: Captain “O”
– Location: Bend, OR
– Date Updated: September 2017

For the experienced beginner. The route has two single track sections, but each can be avoided. Expand the map below and read the cue sheet for details.

**The Start
Drake park near the historic green “wagon wheel”.

**Food / Water

**GPX Track File
Click to download.

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road / double-track
Blue = single-track
Purple = paved bike path and/or Roubaix

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6 thoughts on “Westside Tour”

  1. Enjoyed this route very much, particularly the gravel sections – high quality. A note: the urban sections are navigation intensive and having a handlebar mounted device would be pretty handy.

  2. Linda & Kevin – this is a great ride for newcomers to Bend (like me) to get an introduction to the dirt options close to town. I just did it today and really enjoyed it. I did my variation when I got to Phil’s since there are so many option there (and it was almost all dry today)
    Thanks for posting it!

    1. Westside Tour is one of our “go to” routes when short on-time. I would recommend Water & Lava next. Enjoy!!

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