Guide to Biking Bend, Oregon

Consistently named as one of the country’s best bike towns, Bend is the epitome of a perfect place for a ride. Enjoy literally thousands of miles of bike-ready paths, single track, and fire trails. You also have a whole mountain to explore. Mt. Bachelor will give you a chairlift ride to the top and let you use gravity to come back down.

Bend is Biketown, USA

With less rain than the west side of the Cascades in Oregon, Bend offers ample biking opportunities to experience the area as the center of Central Oregon's bike scene. Whether you're looking for mountain bike trails, road biking along the Cascade Lakes loop, or family-friendly bike paths in town, Bend has it all for every age and all skill levels.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Bend, Oregon

If you are planning a trip to Central Oregon in the summer, mountain biking should be at the top of your to-do list. Trails just outside of Bend offer world-class mountain biking with over 700 miles of trails to explore. Phil's Trail is definitely the most popular trail system known for its smooth downhill rides but Phil's Trailhead is a starting point for many loops in the area that can be much more technical.

Another fun ride that’s a bit more challenging is The Deschutes River Trail. It can be accessed at a variety of locations and can be ridden all the way to Sunriver, but remember you need to ride back, as this is an out-n-back. It’s a fun trail, overlooking the Deschutes River. Mostly smooth and sweet, with a few technical sections. This trail is not to be missed, it has all the key elements of Central Oregon scenery... pines, river, rapids, lava rock, meadows, and more.


Looking to get outside but stay on bike paths that are close to all that Bend has to offer? Try a classic experience by biking along the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District and the Bend Downtown loop.

The Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway offers the road biker a full glimpse of these stunning mountain views and beyond. The bikeway is a collection of premier road cycling routes that connect the communities of Bend and Sisters, Oregon and provide premium and scenic road cycling opportunities to visitors and local residents alike.

Bike Rentals and Resources in Bend, OR

Consistently named as one of the country’s best bike towns, Bend is the epitome of a perfect place for a ride. At the Waypoint Hotel in Bend, Or we offer standard bike rentals for $10 per hour. Rent a cruiser from the front desk, or we can help arrange for mountain bike and electric bike rentals.