Bike on or off the Ranch
Black Butte Ranch has 18 miles of paved trails, giving guests boundless opportunities to survey the Ranch by bike. The Black Butte Ranch Bike Map contains a map of the trail system, along with suggested rides for your enjoyment. Glaze Meadow Rental Shop has a new fleet of bikes for the season. Wheel Fun bikes, offered through Lakeside Activity Center, are also available. These unique bikes, seating one to six people, are a fun way for families to explore the Ranch together.
Off the Ranch, biking opportunities are endless. Sisters Country is one of the premier mountain biking regions in the state, and is a silver-level bicycle-friendly community, as designated by the League of American Bicyclists. Sisters is home to three Scenic Bikeways: McKenzie Pass, Metolius Loops and Sisters to Smith Rock State Park. The best known and most popular trails include the Peterson Ridge Trail System, BBR to Suttle Lake Trail, the Suttle Tie Trail between Black Butte Ranch and Camp Sherman and the nearby McKenzie River Trail, which is widely regarded as one of the great epic bike trails in North America. For details on great rides and more, visit the cycling page at Sisters Country.
The Sisters Trail Alliance maintains trails around Sisters Country, along with the US Forest Service, the City of Sisters, Sisters Chamber of Commerce, Sisters School District and Sisters Parks and Recreation District. Some of the routes are near the Ranch. Check trail options at the Sisters Community Trail Maps page.
Check the Geo-referenced Sisters Area Trails System Map for an overview.
BBR Now Welcomes Electric Bicycles
(That is, if they are registered….)
New this season is BBR Rule 5.3 allowing Electric Bikes to be owned and operated on the Ranch by our owners and registered guests or rented through our Equipment Rental Shop. While we do not anticipate having an inventory of electric bikes for rent until the summer of 2020, this new rule and the associated registration process allows owners and guests the freedom to take on the hillier parts of the Ranch with ease. If you have interest in learning more about the use restrictions and registration requirements for electric bikes, please reach out to our Equipment Rental Shop today – call 541-595-5877.
Downhill Mountain Bike Tour
The Paulina Plunge Downhill/Waterfall Mountain Bike Tour will guide you to the scenic waterfalls and slides of Paulina Creek. Riding the two natural water slides will be the highlight of your vacation. The tour consists of four 1.5 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. While coasting down the smooth dirt forest trail, you will be close to the shimmering waterfalls of the stream. The tour includes visits to up to six pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as two safe natural watersides where you may explore and play. Two short energetic nature hikes, at a distance of 1/2 mile each, will be required to reach the enchanting waterfalls and slides below. This safe, fun family excursion is attractive for all active age groups, ages 4 & up; bike and helmet included. Call 800-296-0562 or visit the Paulina Plunge website.