Enjoy three days of extraordinary mountain biking around the crown jewel of the Oregon Cascade Mountains, Mt. Hood. This three-day cycling adventure features magnificent views and exciting terrain. With the hospitality, expertise and knowledge of Cog Wild tour guides, riders are sure to have the experience of a lifetime in an area celebrated for its unparalleled beauty.
- Beautiful camping hosted by your guides
- Maximum of 12 guests per tour with 2-3 guides.
- Flowing singletrack is the name of the game
- Intermediate and expert riders
Tour Planning Details
2012 Tour Dates
August 31-September 2
$545 Per Person
* 3 days of personalized singletrack routes.
* Super delicious and healthy meals cooked by your guides.
* All shuttles during the tour and transportation to and from Bend or Hood River before and after the tour.
* Deschutes Brewery beer.
*Two Cog Wild guides.
* Cog Wild t-shirt.
Not Included: Bike rentals, but check out Cog Wild’s rental page for your options.
Bend or Hood River, Cog Wild can arrange to meet guests who are coming from Portland.
64-84 miles over three days
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.
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