TrailLove Episode 3: Sisters, Oregon

Jul 21, 2015
by ridebmc  
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Sisters, Oregon would be the home base for episode 3 of the #TrailLove series. Located smack in the middle of the Beaver State, Sisters would prove to be an amazing location for the Trailcrew to stage it's week plus of filming, with the Peterson Ridge trails located high above town, and other regions including Bend and the McKenzie River trails located a short drive away. Central Oregon provides riders with a bevy of very different riding opportunities, with bike park options found throughout Bend's trail networks, to the high desert terrain in and around Sisters, and the lush rain forests of the McKenzie River area 45 minutes west of town. With Derek Bissett sitting this out due to an injury sustained while filming the previous episode, it was left to Adam Snyder and Brice Shirbach to explore the region and find out just what this area offers up to riders. They would eventually discover not only a small but passionate community in Sisters, but some of the most fun and breathtaking trails they'd ever been on.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Peterson Ridge offers up several miles of trails high above the small town of Sisters, with stunning views of the Cascade mountains in the background.



Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Adam Snyder was at home hammering out the fast and dusty trails on Peterson ridge, in the shadow of the Three Sisters volcanoes.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Tiddlywinks in Bend should be on everyone's bucket list.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Brice had so much fun on these trails, that even after filming had wrapped he managed to spend a few hours before his flight home ripping around Peterson Ridge.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
The deep berms and beautifully built jumps found on Tiddlywinks make for an amazing ride without a lot of braking.
Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
The Trailcrew had a blast chasing the sun across Peterson's.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Adam and Brice lapped Tiddlywinks countless times throughout their week in Oregon, and it never got old.
Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
The Trailcrew owe a huge debt of gratitude toward their hosts and guides for the week, Casey Meudt and Brittany Simonis.


Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
The diversity of trail offerings in central Oregon is staggering. Dusty berms, big jumps, ridge lines, rocks and loam. You want it? You can ride it.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Not everyone knows this, but Mr. Snyder is a former X-Games freeskiing competitor. This kind of style just doesn't happen overnight!

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Be warned: If you plan on riding Tiddlywinks in Bend, you will be cleaning dust from your teeth for days. Smiles aplenty down this trail.

Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.
Central Oregon is a volcanic playground for riders.




Episode of 3 #TrailLove would not have been possible without support from:

Blazin Saddles Bike Shop
Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center
Takoda's Restaurant
Three Creeks Brewing



Want to join the BMC Trailcrew?
BMC is searching for local riders; the men and women who are on the trails riding, digging, and shooting every chance they get. These individuals are the core of their local crew. They organize the rides, are a regular at their local bike shop, know the best lines, and always have cold beers ready at the end of an epic day. Interested? Find out more at:
www.bmc-switzerland.com/bmc-trailcrew-program


Photos from episode 3 of the TrailLove series presented by BMC Pinkbike Trailforks.com and in association with Pearl Izumi.

If you like what you see then please support our friends at the COTA - Central Oregon Trail Alliance and earn some Trail Karma while you're at it.







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14 Comments

  • 12 0
 Tiddlywinks: the more fun(ner) trail in bend...
  • 9 1
 Oh great! One more reason i need to move to Oregon
  • 6 0
 Who said that 29ers were not handy? Superb trails and great rides by the way.
  • 2 1
 One of those trails was definitely not east of the Cascades. Somewhere in Hood River, maybe? EDIT - aha, the MRT was mentioned in the text when I reread it. Nevermind.
  • 4 0
 Yep, we spent a day in the MRT region, but actually rode up and down a trail called King's Castle...really beautiful stuff
  • 2 0
 I drive through Sisters on my way to Bend, maybe I can cut my trip short next time.
  • 4 0
 Bend there rode that.
  • 3 2
 Sooooo, no shout out for giving up my tube for y'all? Even though there was FOUR of you and not a single tube between any of ya. Pro riders...indeed.
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the tube...you definitely saved us a few hours!
  • 2 0
 Pros using tubes with no sealant in them? What is this world coming to @hashtagendurotodd ?

It's good to know there are people out in the forest who would just hand over their last tube to someone in need!
  • 1 1
 The MRT isn't east of town, the desert is.
  • 1 2
 Can someone tell me what brand was being advertised on the jersey's or short? I couldn't quite make out the 50 logos.
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