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azrider
05-29-2018, 10:29 PM
We take an annual trip to Bend, Or......Black Butte specifically, and normally I just take the paddle board out on Suttle, or run, or hike to keep up with fitness.

But this year I'm training for Leadville and I want to keep my 'cycling' fitness as much as I can.

Does anyone know of a good place to rent bikes.....or does someone want to rent me one of their bikes for the week? Nothing trick.....just something I can ride.

I know this is way tall order but thought I'd give it shot. Never know unless ya ask right?

Thanks in advance.

(FWIW- I can fit on 57-60 road or L/XL MTB)

Zee
05-29-2018, 11:05 PM
Isn’t clean 39t up that way and roughly that size?

He’s bound to have 2 or 3 bikes he’s bought that he needs to hide while he “sells” 2 or 3...

John H.
05-29-2018, 11:33 PM
Get you hands on an mtb or cross bike.
Riding is really good up in the Sisters/Black Butte area-
Trails right outside your door.

ORMojo
05-30-2018, 12:03 AM
I'd start with Crow's Feet Commons in Bend and see if they can set you up with something nice. http://crowsfeetcommons.com/

Otherwise, I can recommend...

Hutch's in Bend (Specialized) https://hutchsbicycles.com/

Blazin Saddles in Sisters (BMC, Felt, Giant) http://blazinsaddleshub.com/?page_id=12180

I don't think the Black Butte Recreation Center will have anything that you'll be happy with.

DRZRM
05-30-2018, 12:21 AM
See post #14 in the "Bikes to rent or lend" thread by Andy_sti, size 58, everything you might need.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=215340

Andy sti
05-30-2018, 12:35 AM
Carbon canti cross
Al canti cross
Ti disc cross
Al disc cross
Ti road
Carbon MTB

I gots what you need.

azrider
05-30-2018, 01:30 AM
Carbon canti cross
Al canti cross
Ti disc cross
Al disc cross
Ti road
Carbon MTB

I gots what you need.

Duuuude..........pm incoming

Tandem Rider
05-30-2018, 08:13 AM
I can't help you with a bike, I'm a short guy, but it looks like you got that covered. Here are some places to use it https://bendtrails.org/

azrider
05-30-2018, 10:33 AM
I can't help you with a bike, I'm a short guy, but it looks like you got that covered. Here are some places to use it https://bendtrails.org/

Hey thanks!! This is great! I will definitely be on the lookout for some long (80-100 miles) routes with some good climbing.

Black Butte will be our home base for the week so the ability to ride FROM there would be great.

Thanks for sharing!

azrider
05-30-2018, 11:08 AM
Anybody want to do Shermans March

http://www.dirtyfreehub.com/adventure/oregon-x/ ....... the week of July 16?

If we do it TWICE it comes out to 104 miles and 8000' climbing ;);)

https://media.giphy.com/media/l2Je7AeF1lcg9SQQU/giphy.gif

cpamplin
05-30-2018, 11:10 AM
I’ve never done it but the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway is on my list and it’s right there. I really want to get there one day.

azrider
05-30-2018, 11:15 AM
I’ve never done it but the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway is on my list and it’s right there. I really want to get there one day.

McKenzie pass isn't the one that goes up and over HooDoo is it? We typically go over to Suttle Lake and that pass gets tons of traffic, especially 18 wheelers. No way I'd ride on that.

IF that's the one you're talking about.

cpamplin
05-30-2018, 11:19 AM
The one I’m thinking of is closed to motor traffic for part of the year. I’m not from around there so I might have the name wrong. Someone local can chime in.

azrider
05-30-2018, 11:24 AM
The one I’m thinking of is closed to motor traffic for part of the year. I’m not from around there so I might have the name wrong. Someone local can chime in.

I found it. https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/road-biking/mckenzie-pass-scenic-bikeway/

That looks awesome. Definitely not the same pass I was thinking of. Unfortunately it looks like they only close it for short time in the Spring, and I'll be there in July.

I wonder how much traffic that route gets at other times of year??

AndySTI do you know ?

skijoring
05-30-2018, 12:22 PM
I found it. https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/road-biking/mckenzie-pass-scenic-bikeway/

That looks awesome. Definitely not the same pass I was thinking of. Unfortunately it looks like they only close it for short time in the Spring, and I'll be there in July.

I wonder how much traffic that route gets at other times of year??

AndySTI do you know ?

I would advise against riding when open to cars...or early morning only.

Andy sti
05-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Obviously, McKenzie pass is best before the gates open but I've been on it when it's open to cars and it's fine. It's narrow and slow but it's not like riding through a National Park or anything.

mingc
05-30-2018, 09:29 PM
A really great scenic road ride, though maybe a bit short from Black Butte, is to go to Camp Sherman, with a stop at the headwaters of the Metolius River, and then continue north along the river on Metolius River Rd., until the end of the paved road, about 15 miles one way. Longer if you are able to hit the gravel. It's terrific if you're drawn to rivers. Near Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, the water is blue, an amazing sight. There's a grocery store in Camp Sherman that has sandwiches and a picnic area and is a good lunch stop. You can't miss it; it's the only store in the place.

merlinmurph
05-30-2018, 09:41 PM
A really great scenic road ride, though maybe a bit short from Black Butte, is to go to Camp Sherman, with a stop at the headwaters of the Metolius River, and then continue north along the river on Metolius River Rd., until the end of the paved road, about 15 miles one way. Longer if you are able to hit the gravel. It's terrific if you're drawn to rivers. Near Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, the water is blue, an amazing sight. There's a grocery store in Camp Sherman that has sandwiches and a picnic area and is a good lunch stop. You can't miss it; it's the only store in the place.

Yup, definitely go there, just because. A magical place.
If you have a gravel bike, the trails at LaPine SP are a blast.

Good luck at Leadville!

John H.
05-30-2018, 10:09 PM
Check this one out-
Goes from Sisters past Black Butte, down to the fish hatchery, back through Camp Sherman, etc..

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22119481

FriarQuade
06-01-2018, 10:25 AM
If you get your hands on a mountain bike go do the Mckinzie river trail, pretty close and a great ride. Since you're training for Leadville, park at the forest service station and ride to the top on the road. There's all the trail that Trans Cascadia worked to re-open in that section of the cascades as well.

azrider
06-14-2018, 05:14 PM
Anybody know if it's possible to "ride" to the top of Black Butte ?? Guessing MTB would be best but by the pics it certainly looks doable.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8021/28981902796_03b9647663_c.jpg

tab123
06-16-2018, 04:50 PM
You can bike on Black Butte

https://bendtrails.org/trail/lower_butte_loop/

There is also an upper butte loop