Spend three days with Ellsworth riders on amazing trails in the Mt. Hood Region. The trails include flowy downhills, technical sections and good climbs. With amazing views, great company and Tony Ellsworth – this is a trip to not miss!!
Your weekend will include catered meals, Deschutes Brewery beer, camping under the stars and the man himself, Tony Ellsworth.
- Private tour just for owners of Ellsworth Bicycle frames
- Your camping location is in the Mt Hood National Forest with Cog Wild as your host.
- Each day can include a hammer group and mellow pace group.
- Spend evenings around the campfire talking shop with Tony about what is happening at Ellsworth for the upcoming season.
“The meals were better than any expensive restaurant I’ve eaten in all year” – Tony Ellsworth, about 2012 tour
Tour Planning Details
2013 Tour Date
July 19-21, 2013
$465 Per person for Ellsworth riders
* 2 nights of camping.
* 3 days of riding.
* Catered meals by Matt from Marz Bistro from lunch on Friday to after ride snacks on Sunday. Yes, Matt is coming back for more amazing food!!
* Transportation to and from Bend, shuttles as needed through trip.
* Cog Wild guides to spoil you.
* Event t-shirt
* Deschutes Brewery Beer
* An experience you will never forget!
Tour starting time & location:
Meet at Cog Wild’s office in Bend at 8am OR at our campground in the Mt Hood region (our campground for both nights) at 11:30am.
Maximum # of Riders:
Intermediate to Advanced Riders
Roots, rocks, stream crossings on buff well-constructed & maintained single-track. Hood area has some great climbs, fast descents, switchbacks with a few dirt road sections.
Purchase a new Ellsworth Bike:
Purchase your new Ellsworth from Webcyclery.com, Bend’s local dealer and Cog Wild will have it ready to go for the start of your tour! Check it out!
Friday: We begin the first point-to-point ride on the eastern flanks of Mt. Hood. From the top at Gunsight Ridge, the single-track will be waiting patiently. Get ready for some fun, twisty switchbacks because the descent has enough turns to fulfill any trail riding junkie. A long descent to the east fork of the Hood River finishes the ride. We will enjoy dinner by the campfire, which is usually fresh salmon caught in the Columbia River.
Mileage: 15 miles
Saturday: After an energizing breakfast we will ride straight from camp and bomb down a long, fun descent. Be prepared for some of the most technical riding on the trip. Your permanent smile from the exhilarating downhill might turn into a concentrated grimace for the intense climb, up to the aptly named, High Prairie. We will climb to approximately 6400’. After our hard work we will be rewarded with another fun, flowing descent that brings us back to camp for a second evening of great food and campfire stories.
Mileage: 17-25 miles
Sunday: With views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams, this may be the best breakfast spot in the world! Today’s ride starts with a loop around 5 mile Butte. The descent off of Five Mile Butte to Bottle Prairie will set the tone of the day: Extreme Fun. A fitting ride to cap off the trip, great views, long flowing trail and happy people.
Mileage: 26 miles