Bend, Oregon is not only know for its lush greenery and rolling mountains, but also for being one of the best spots in the country for mountain and road biking. Here are a few cycling suggestions for your visit to Bend that might just convince you it's America's best cycling city.
Phil's Loop is a popular and fun ride. Local favorite and its known for giving mountain bikers the chance to catch some big air. This trail is 20 miles, so endurance is necessary and it's best attempted during the spring and summer months.
Spark to Lava Trail
Running between the two lakes that it's named after, this trail is not only scenic but challenging. Excitingly situated at the base of a 9,065 ft volcano, this ride will take you through alpine forests, lava formations, and culminate with a beautiful view of Lava Lake.
This trail is an uphill battle (literally). With a 2,800 ft elevation gain, expect a strenuous haul and moderately technical maneuvers. All 20 miles are sure to test and try every muscle in your body.
This single track trail climbs up 1,200 ft and is an 18 mile stretch. The skill level is strenuous, so ride hard!