Bachelor Party Out & Back Scenic Bikeway

Overview

Bachelor Party is one of the classic scenic bike rides in Central Oregon. Starting from Bend to Mt. Bachelor and back, this ride covers around 44.55 miles of riding along Century Drive, which may take you half of a day to complete. Yup, that’s right. Bachelor Party is not for the faint of heart. It’s demanding in terms of skills and endurance. However, despite all of the difficulties, the breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains and surrounding Buttes are what makes this ride so special and unique, and attracts countless of enthusiastic riding lovers to come and set their souls and hearts free with the wind and the natural beauty on every single mile.

In 2012, the whole route was repaved with velvety smooth asphalt and wide bike lanes, which gave more reasons for people to pay a visit to this marvelous route…

Hesitate no more. If you are in Bend, find a bike and head to Bachelor Party for a lifetime cycling experience.

Terrain

The ride starts on flat terrain. But as soon as you leave the town, you will face a 22-mile gradual ascent to Mt Bachelor Ski Resort. This climb winds through the Deschutes National Forest along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Highway offering great views along the way. When reaching Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort parking lot, take a rest and get ready for a fun descent back to Bend.

Access

The route begins and ends in Drake Park in downtown Bend.

Food and drink

You can easily find a nice place to eat while in Bend. However, the catering service is limited when you are out of town. So make sure to bring enough food and drink for this long ride.

 

Photo credit: Lynnette Braillard

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Back

74.152 km / 46.076 mi

Total Distance

1,033 m / 3,389 ft

Total Ascent

1,033 m / 3,390 ft

Total Descent

1,953 m / 6,406 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: High
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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