Progressive Tuesday C-Rides (Bend) – Central Oregon Wheelers
June 6, 2017 at 11:00 am
In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
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This week’s ride is a 36 mile route that starts at Discovery Park, rides through Bend, and out Knott Road to China Hat Road. Traffic can be busy on Knott Road, but the distance is short. It’s a repeat of Progressive Tuesday 4 but the ride is so pretty its worth it.
China Hat is probably one of the prettiest rides in the area and includes great views of several parasitic volcanic cones associated with Newberry Crater, one of the largest calderas in the US. The Three Sisters, as well as other Cascade volcanoes, are also visible on the ride. Also of interest is Boyd Cave, part of the Arnold Ice Cave system, which can be found near where China Hat Road turns to gravel (our turnaround). This lava tube system is also associated with Newberry Crater. The ride is out and back, so we will follow the reverse route back to River Canyon Park.
The objective of the Progressive Tuesday rides is to prepare riders for longer rides like those associated with the Tour the De Chutes or the Firecracker 100. Rides will take place in the Tumalo and China Hat road areas, and if interest supports, scenic bike rides like the Sisters to Smith Rocks rides. These rides are a great way to increase endurance, learn about new ride routes, and enjoy the scenic beauty of rural of Oregon.
Questions? Call Terry: 503.929.1417
Registration Is Required