2014 Bend to Waldo

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014
Start Time: 6:00am
Start Location: Shevlin Park – Bend
Finish Location: Waldo Lake
Distance: 80 miles (58 to Waldo, plus 22 around Waldo)
Starting/Max/Finishing Elevation: 3,645’/6,716’/5,335′
Elevation gain/loss: 6,471’/4,635′
Max Riders: 75
Cost: FREE

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Final Rider Information Packet

Overview: This ride combines some of the greatest trails that Bend and Central Oregon has to offer a mountain biker. Starting in the riding mecca of Bend, Oregon on the eastern flank of the Cascade Mountain Range, it traverses some of the best trails in Bend before doing the fantastic Waldo Lake trail – which by itself is listed as an IMBA Epic trail.  Don’t consider this event unless you are a hard-core endurance rider with excellent navigation/map reading and wilderness skills.

Creek Crossing on Metolius-Windigo

Creek Crossing on Metolius-Windigo

Bachelor in the background

Bachelor in the background

Route: The route will start on Mrazek trail out of Shevlin Park.  It takes Mrazek to Farewell Trail to the Melolius-Windigo Trail to Lava Lake.  From Lava Lake it crosses the Cascade Lakes Hwy and takes gravel roads about 13 miles to Little Cultus Lake.  Then it gets back on singletrack past Lemish Lake and Charlton Lake Trail to Waldo Lake.  It then takes the fantastic Waldo Lake trail counter-clockwise around Waldo Lake.

Bend 2 Waldo Overview Map

Bend 2 Waldo Overview Map

Map: Ride with GPS route.  You can view elevation profile, switch between different map views, and export a GPX file from here.  Here’s an ALTERNATE ROUTE that bypasses the area around Todd Horse Camp.

Bend Trail Map

Bend Trail Map

Here is the map we recommend for this. It has all of the trails except for the connector between Lava Lake and Little Cultus Lake. You can find it at River City Cycles in Portland, Pine Mountain Sports in Bend, or the Willamette Mountain Mercantile in Oakridge. You can also purchase it online at http://www.adventuremaps.net

Here are maps that you can download and print…  Thanks to Cascade Singletrack for providing the maps!

Bend to Waldo - Map 1 - Mrazek
Bend to Waldo – Map 1 – Mrazek

Bend to Waldo - Map 2 - Mrazek to Metolius Windigo

Bend to Waldo – Map 2 – Mrazek to Metolius Windigo

Bend to Waldo - Map 3 - Metolius Windigo
Bend to Waldo – Map 3 – Metolius Windigo
Bend to Waldo - Map 4 - Lava to Cultus Connector 1
Bend to Waldo – Map 4 – Lava to Cultus Connector 1
Bend to Waldo - Map 5 - Lava to Cultus Connector 2
Bend to Waldo – Map 5 – Lava to Cultus Connector 2

Bend to Waldo - Map 6 - Cultus to Waldo

Bend to Waldo – Map 6 – Cultus to Waldo

Bend to Waldo - Map 7 - Waldo Lake

Bend to Waldo – Map 7 – Waldo Lake

Cue Sheet: coming soon

Water on the Course: There are various places on the course where you can get water from streams or from lakes.  You cross a pretty sizeable stream at mile 20.  You have access to Lava Lake at mile 35, Little Cultus Lake at mile 50, and Waldo Lake starting at mile 58.  You should carry some form of water purification or filtration.

Lava Lake

Lava Lake

Lemish Lake Trail

Lemish Lake Trail

Directions to the Start: Shevlin Park is on the West side of Bend, OR

Camping: Camping is available at Waldo Lake on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There are also some primitive sites around Charlton Lake.  Note that since this is Labor Day weekend, things will be pretty busy.

Logistics: We will arrange for a shuttle to take a duffle bag and/or camping equipment to Waldo for you.  If there is enough interest, we will coordinate a shuttle from Waldo Lake back to Bend on Saturday night.

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