McKenzie & Oakridge Tour (Bend) – Cog Wild
August 15 - 18, 2016
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FAMOUS SINGLETRACK AND FRIENDLY LODGES
Not everyone knows that Oakridge is just a hop, skip and jump (on a sweet and scenic backcountry highway) away from the McKenzie River. So we’ve decided to combine the two into a lovely four-day hotel tour. You get four days of prime mountain biking, and a hot shower, comfy bed and squishy pillow to rest and recharge each night.
The McKenzie River area is full of lush old-growth forests, moss-covered ground, and rugged lava outcroppings surrounding the crystal-clear waters of the McKenzie River, and in the middle of it all are thin, perfect ribbons of singletrack. We’ll stay at the friendly Horse Creek Lodge, where you can try your hand at the pump track, built by local pro-rider Kirt Voreis.
Oakridge is a former timber town nestled in a deep valley, surrounded by steep, tree covered mountains. With trail sections names like “Jedi Forest,” “Chrome Toilet” and “Windy Pass,” Oakridge trails are epic, heart-pounding, incredibly scenic and satisfying. Riding through Oakridge’s deep forests and steep terrain will remind you of childhood stories of prehistoric lands and mythical creatures. At the end of the day, we’ll check in to the Oakridge Lodge, within walking distance of the local pub. Bottoms up!
THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
4-days of mountain biking.
Local, expert and caring guides.
Transportation to and from Bend, at the start and end dates of tour.
Transportation during the tour.
Three nights of hotel accommodation, double to triple occupancy. (The Oakridge hotel has double rooms and family rooms – please inquire with us if interested.)
Meals: All meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on day four including dinner at Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge.
Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer and Humm Kombucha.
Cog Wild t-shirt
Cog Wild patch.