Westside Tour

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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)
– Location: Bend, OR
– Date Updated: September 2017

**Difficulty
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
None.

**GPX Track File
Click to download.


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

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2 thoughts on “Westside Tour

  1. 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!

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

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