The Saturday bicycle tour takes cyclists up the stunning east side of McKenzie Pass. Through the intercession of the National Forest Foundation, the ride will benefit two of Central Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. Both the Metolius River and Whychus Creek, home to steelhead trout and sockeye salmon, flow through the Deschutes National Forest in the Sisters area. Come cycle with your friends and family through pristine forested landscapes and ancient lava fields while helping restore habitat for these iconic species in two of our treasured rivers.
The day starts with a self-paced ride up McKenzie Pass (Oregon Highway 242), one of Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways. This seasonal route allows cyclists to enjoy this ride in the mountain spring without having to share the road with motorists. This stunning ride, coupled with a farm–to-table dinner at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center, gives participants a chance to experience all the charm of Sisters Country.
This fully supported ride offers a variety of round-trip routes suitable for all ability levels. The routes range in length from 18 miles to 75 miles. The ride is the perfect way to use your pedal power for good.
Sign up now for the early-bird price of $30. After May 30, the price goes up to $45. The price of the ride and dinner package begins at $65 per person.
To obtain a $5 discount, sign up using this BendBroadband promo code: LOCALDOG14.
A portion of proceeds from the ride will support ground conservation and restoration projects undertaken under the National Forest Foundation’s Treasured Landscapes campaign. Those projects encompass the Metolius and Whychus watersheds.
Registration is open through June 5 at www.RideforTwoRivers.com. For more information on the ride, contact Erin Borla at the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-549-0251.