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Mountain Bike Ride, Metolius Preserve

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Gary ‘Gus’ Gustafson for a 6-8 mile intermediate mountain bike ride at the Metolius Preserve.

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Gary ‘Gus’ Gustafson for a 6-8 mile intermediate* mountain bike ride at the Metolius Preserve. Visit all three sections of the forested 1,240-acre Metolius Preserve, following singletrack trails and dirt roads. Along the way, we’ll stop in various locations and talk about the many hidden qualities of the Preserve, including habitat types, birds and animals present, fish passage, plants, and other interesting tidbits.

*Intermediate-level riders are riders in good physical condition and comfortable riding in areas of loose dirt and sandy soil. Riders should be able to ride over obstacles in the trail such as rocks and vegetation. This ride does not take place on smooth, well-packed trails. It is a mix of logging roads and trails with some climbs and descents.

Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Ride Rating: This is an intermediate 6-8 mile mountain bike ride on dirt roads and singletrack trails.

Route: This ride will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and explore trails in the area. Terrain will be uneven at times.

Elevation gain/loss: There is moderate elevation gain/loss on this ride.

What to Bring: Your bike, helmet (it is required during the ride), a bike repair kit, plenty of water, and snacks/lunch. Dress for the weather.


June 24
10:00 am - 12:30 pm