Winter Ride List

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 muddy conditions. The soil in …

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October 2017 Update

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.           Ballcaps! …

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Blue Mountain Scenic Bikeway – 3 ways to ride it!

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. Their description of the route …

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What’s New!

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, 4000+ feet of gain… some …

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Where’s My Road?

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 Garmin device or using the …

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Comfortably Numb

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 trailer cast odd shadows, leaving …

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Exploring Billy’s Playground

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 Billy Chinook.  You cross many …

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