Digital Feature: The Pacific NorthBest

Three perfect dirt days exploring Central Oregon's Cascade Range

Photos by Anthony Smith

Central Oregon boasts some of the best mountain biking in the state with a vast range of trails and climates–from primitive singletrack slicing through lush old-growth forests in Oakridge and McKenzie Bridge to a berm-lover’s dream in Bend’s high-desert tundra.

Last fall, while we were holed up near Bend, Oregon, to test bikes for the annual Bible of Bike Tests, we escaped the daily review routine for a three-day roadtrip to sample the trails that make Central Oregon a mountain biker’s goldmine.

Flip through our digital feature ‘The Pacific NorthBest’ to see the spectacular highlights, and to find out how you can retrace our steps to choose your own Central Oregon adventure. Read the entire, 12-page print feature ‘Gone West’ in the Bible of Bike Tests issue, which hits newsstands today, and is also available for download through iTunes by clicking here.