Oregon Ramble. June 8-11, 2017

A new ride for 2017. The Oregon Ramble is June 8-11.

With snow in the higher elevations, we’re choosing a stunning route through Central Oregon. Following the Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer route pioneered by Sarah Swallow. We’ll be starting in Prineville, OR and looping over three days through 156 miles of the Ochoco Mountains and the John Day River Basin ending in Prineville.

Kick Off The Ramble Ride Trio With A Three-day Cruise Through Central Oregon. A fun and challenging fully-supported bikepacking adventure through Central Oregon’s scenic Ochoco mountains and the Painted Hills.

Catered meals, lunch stops, and a festive camp environment at the start and stop of each day. Limited to 50 riders! 

The ride starts and ends in Prineville OR. 152 miles.

It’s a stunning route and true to Ramble routes, the second day is the toughest.

* Tubeless tires are recommended due to goat heads along sections of the route. We will have sealant to carry and extra tubes, but COME PREPARED.



On the Ramble you get:

  • Kickoff event the night before the ride start.
  • 3 days of food. Breakfast and Dinner at camp. Lunch items on the road. Ride food is provided.
  • Route support including medical.
  • Camping for each night on the ride.
  • Drinks and adult beverages. Beer provided by New Belgium Brewing.
  • Exclusive discounts and products from our partners.
  • Ramble training plan from Source Endurance.
  • End-of-ride dinner and party. Hosted by Good Bike Co. in Prineville OR.

Once purchased, you’ll receive an email receipt and a welcome package will be sent with specific ride information, personal discount codes and all relevant materials.

Must be 18 or over to ride. 21 or over to consume alcohol. No departure without a signed waiver or helmet and the pre-ride meeting is mandatory. Pre-ride meetings held the evening before departures. We’re riding open courses so adhere to all traffic laws and remember that riding a bike off road can be dangerous and no one will look out for your safety and good as you. Ramble Rides LLC retains the option to reroute courses due to weather or any other closures or conditions that may impact the ride and safety of participants. 



  1. Lehiwa Stewart 29 April, 2017 at 00:35 Reply

    I’d love a little more information on this Oregon Ramble Ride as I have never heard of it. Are riders using mountain bikes or road bikes on this trip? Do we carry our packs filled with sleeping bags, tents, etc.? Looks like a great time, I just need a few more details. Thank you!

  2. STEPHEN GARDINER 30 April, 2017 at 22:33 Reply

    Can I get some clarification on dates? It says a 3 day ride, but 8, 9, 10, 11 – that’s 4. Is the kick-off dinner the 8th? Thanks!

    • Peter Discoe 1 May, 2017 at 17:21 Reply

      For rides like Oregon and Steamboat, the extra day is a travel day home. We’ll have transport from Portland to Prineville for instance. Saturday, the arrival ETA at the end is around 2-3pm. A dinner and end-of-ride celebration is part of Ramble including final night camping. We add that extra day on the schedule because, being tired, having a few beers and the post ride party, we want to give participants the safe environment to enjoy the accomplishment. That said, if you wanted to take off when you arrive in Prineville after a round of high-five’s, you absolutely could. Transport services will leave by 11am Sunday or earlier if the group using is ready. About a 2.5 hour ride back to Portland would get you home mid afternoon at the latest. We’ll host a little get together at Good Bike Company in Prineville Wednesday night. Ride is TH/FR/SAT with the post party Saturday night. Transport back to Portland Sunday. We’ll do another quick ride meeting the morning of 8th for those that roll in on the day of.

  3. Andrew Kreps 12 May, 2017 at 22:54 Reply

    Are there any limits to the kind of bike you could bring on your transport to/from Prineville? I’m asking for a Big, Dumb friend.

    • Peter Discoe 15 May, 2017 at 16:33 Reply

      None. If you’re signed up, we’re looking for a headcount by May 25 for transport needs since many are indicating that they’re driving personal vehicles. But short of telling us you need a ride by the deadline, no limits on what bike we can haul for you.

    • Peter Discoe 30 May, 2017 at 22:52 Reply

      The second night in Mitchell for sure. The first night, not to my knowledge. When scouting the options, I did not see any power sources that were readily available. There are support vehicles however and if you need a plug-in, that could be an option. Personally, if I know I will need an electric device, I bring a battery charger. They’ve become small and inexpensive and can get 4 iPhone charges on one that cost me about $25.

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