7-Devils - Bullard’s Beach
- Overview- Enjoy a scenic trip down a great low-tide beach lined with seagrass and Gorst Blossoms. This is an easy half-day adventure for those staying in Coos Bay/North Bend Region or visiting world famous Bandon Dunes Golf Club and wanting to explore the sandy beaches. Consider camping at Bullards Beach and incorporating the few miles of shared single track throughout the park with this low-tide adventure (State Park Camping fees apply, see park host for details). Be sure to look for whales, sea lions, and various species of sea birds during this relaxing adventure. This is a featured ride for Travel Oregon, you won’t want to miss it!
- Direction of travel- typically the wind blows hard from the north in the summer, so this trip is best done as a point-to-point. Our guide will take you down to the beach, give you a taste of the salty sea air, and guide you to the lighthouse at the north end of the Coquille River mouth.
- Skill Level- This trip is designed for beginners and families of all ages. Relaxing pedal as you enjoy the scenic coastline. Small stream crossings in summer. Use caution during high tides.
- Extras- Upgrade this ride into the full Bandon Fat Bike Route featured on Travel Oregon. Message/Call us for more details!
- Even more extras- 10 miles of mountain bike specific single track has been built in the Coos County Forest off Beaver Hill Rd and Whiskey Run. You can ride some fun forested trail and then take the beach all the way to Bandon, really making the most out of a mixed-terrain adventure! Maps on Trailforks and MTB Project Apps.
- Where to stay- There is a great Vacasa Rental we recommend on Beachloop in Bandon that sleeps up to 8. Bandon Dunes is the premier place to stay, but book early! Camping at Bullard’s Beach (just north of Bandon) is always great and they have showers, hook-ups, yurts, and amenities; reservations will be required during the summer season. Various hotels and inns are available in the Coos Bay and Bandon areas. We can provide pick up service at your hotel for an additional fee. Book your stay early as things fill up fast during the season.
John Dellenback Dunes
- Overview- This riding area is not for the faint of heart or fitness. Riding in the world famous Oregon Dunes requires some strength and stamina, but it's a freestyle off-road adventure. Expect ever-changing ground conditions and steep terrain. This ride is an exploration of the capabilities of what fat bikes can do on sand! You can cruise for miles, or just do a quick pedal around this sand dune oasis as your wheels surf and slide down the ridges and gullies. The best riding is after a light rain, heavy fog, or whenever the ground gets damp to helps harden the sand. Summer winds tend to blow pretty hard, so this adventure is awesome in the off-season! Check out the write up on Ride with GPS.
- Direction of travel- You will want to start your ride at Hall Lake, using the forest trail to access the sand dunes. Restrooms are on site, make sure to leave no valuables in your car.
- Skill Level- Advanced. This is more of fat bike free-riding, with hike-a-bikes, roaring downhill sand steeps, and cruising ridges. Helmets are absolutely, strongly encouraged!
- Extras- Huck some air, surf the sand. What more do you need?
- Where to stay- Camping is available near by at Tugman State Park. Reservations required. You can also stay just south in Coos Bay at any number of hotels.