Mountain Bike Ride, Skyline Forest
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Brad Chalfant for an 10-12 mile mountain bike ride in Skyline Forest. This ride is open to intermediate level* riders who want to explore the crowd-free riding of Skyline Forest while learning about the potential trail network that could connect Bend and Sisters. From fresh water springs to historic lumber mills, riders will experience firsthand why the Land Trust is working to protect Skyline Forest, Bend's backyard. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
*Intermediate-level riders are riders in good physical condition and comfortable riding in areas of loose dirt and sandy soil. Riders should be able to ride over obstacles in the trail such as rocks and vegetation. This ride does not take place on smooth, well-packed trails. It is a mix of logging roads and trails with some climbs and descents.
To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is a challenging, ~8-10 mile bike ride on dirt roads and trails.
Route: Route details to be announced. **Please note: Entry-level riders are welcome, but should be in good physical condition and comfortable riding in areas of loose dirt and sandy soil. Riders should be able to ride over obstacles in the trail such as rocks and vegetation. This ride does not take place on smooth, well-packed trails. It is a mix of single track and old logging roads with some climbs and descents.
Elevation gain/loss: To be announced.
What to Bring
Your bike, helmet, a bike repair kit and plenty of water and snacks.
About the Property
Skyline Forest is a privately-owned forest between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. This 33,000 acre tree farm was historically known as the Bull Springs Tree Farm, and the Deschutes Land Trust has been working for a decade to conserve the forest for the local community. Surrounded by state and federal lands, Skyline Forest contains important wildlife habitat, tremendous recreation opportunities and protects the scenic green foothills that set off the Central Oregon Cascades.