Winter Ride List

5 Nov

Ah! There is snow on the ground this morning in Downtown Bend. Winter riding is here. Below is a list of recommended rides for the winter season. The recommendations are based on max elevation attained during the ride. Be aware that with the Madras rides, do not do them if you expect … Read More »

October 2017 Update

5 Oct

At the Dirty Freehub headquarters, we have been busy!! Here are some of the things we have been working on: A new mapping feature that gives you an overview of where the rides are. So far, we have only implemented the feature on the Adventure Rides | Oregon page.   … Read More »

Blue Mountain Scenic Bikeway – 3 ways to ride it!

19 Sep

The Blue Mountain Scenic Bikeway in Northeastern Oregon explores the “Big Sky” country of Oregon …. barren but beautiful rolling hills, classic ranch lands, small creeks, and the Umatilla National Forest. This is a must do ride![soliloquy id=”2091″] The ride is part of the “Ride Oregon Ride” scenic bikeway series. … Read More »

What’s New!

22 May

The Dirty Freehub gang has been busy, but from our lack of blog posts, it may not seem that way. :) Rides! Rides! Rides! We have added two new gravel rides this spring and are working several others. The Ghost of Ashwood is flat out spectacular and fun.  40+ miles, … Read More »

Montana Gravel – North Fork of Flathead River

4 Mar

The Dirty Freehub gang wandered upon this gravel route while on a winter / spring skiing trip in Whitefish, Montana. It looks fantastic to us …. off the beaten track, great scenery, a rolling course with some pavement, and a food and water stop at the half way point. Ride details: … Read More »

Where’s My Road?

20 May

Within the cue sheet (i.e. turn by turn directions) of each of the rides I post, I have the following disclaimer: This ride, like most adventure / gravel rides, has a lot of nuanced turns. The easiest way to follow the ride is by downloading the GPS file to a … Read More »

Comfortably Numb

19 Apr

by Gravel Girl / April 19th, 2015 I am at that level of exhaustion that can only be created by some absurd sports event.  I want to shut my eyes but I know that I need another glass of water along with another mound of food. The lights from inside the … Read More »

Exploring Billy’s Playground

13 Apr

After a great weekend gravel ride with WebCyclery  (the Spring Classic ride, with over 50+ riders), I have two other gravel / adventure rides to suggest.  Billy’s Playground, as in Billy Chinook, the indian guide for John Fremont and Kit Carson.  The rides explore the area between Sisters and Lake … Read More »

An Urban Adventure Ride (in Bend!)

15 Oct

Looking for a fun, low key ride? Or a great recovery ride? This is it! Why do I like this ride? – It has close, in-town access ==> the ride starts and finishes in Drake Park. – It is scenic ==> river and mountain views. – It has varied terrain … Read More »

Tires & Wheels – Some Art, Some Science

28 Sep

Tires / Wheels is one of the keys to a good adventure / gravel ride. On each of my adventure / gravel bikes I run a tubeless wheel set up with Stan’s or Orange Seal inside the tire.  Why tubeless? I can run lower pressures ==> softer ride without the … Read More »