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.
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.
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
74.152 km / 46.076 mi
1,033 m / 3,389 ft
1,033 m / 3,390 ft
1,953 m / 6,406 ft