Bella events are for dues current members of the Bend Bella Cyclists. Non-members are welcome on their first ride without a membership but must sign a waiver and give it to the ride leader before the ride.
Please note that this privilege may only be used once — you must become a member before attending your second Bella ride.
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Our Ride Coordinator, Amy Brannan, can help you map out rides and/or suggest routes of your preferred length and level of difficulty. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE are some suggestions for rides.
Full Moon Kayak/SUP Paddle at Elk Lake
July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizer: Laury Riley 541-408-4338
There is an (almost) full moon on Thurs July 26. We will go to Elk Lake Lodge where they have a Party Dock anchored near the Marina. Plan to arrive in time to begin at 4pm for some late afternoon paddling. Then we will return to the Party Dock from 6-8pm for a potluck dinner. Then we will paddle again while the moon is rising over the lake. About 9:30pm we will load up our boats and head back to Bend.
The cost of renting the Party Dock is $300. I have NOT reserved it yet. If I get at least 15 people to sign up by July 15 then I will go ahead and rent it. The cost will be anywhere from $20 to $10 per person, depending on the size of the group. The maximum number of people is 30. If there is not enough interest in the Party Dock we will make another plan.
There are kayak and SUP rentals available at Elk Lake but they must be returned by 6pm. You can rent something and paddle with us at 4pm but you will not be able to paddle in the moonlight. You can stay for the potluck dinner though. Contact Elk Lake Marina for more info: 541-480-7378.
If you don’t want to paddle at 4pm, you can arrive at 6pm for the potluck dinner, and paddle afterwards.
What to bring: Your own beverage and a dish to share. Plus a headlamp so you can be seen while paddling in the dark, and also for loading boats in the dark. Bring a warm layer for paddling after sunset as it cools off. And there are bugs after dark so bring insect repellent. Plus CASH to pay for the Party Barge. (I will tell you how much when we get a final head count.)
Other things to bring: Kayak or SUP, paddle, permit, life jacket, whistle, hat, gloves, water. Towel, dry shoes, windbreaker, fleece top just in case.
Please RSVP YES ON OR BEFORE July 15 if you plan to attend. And please CANCEL if your plans change so someone else can take your spot. And please don’t be a NO-SHOW in consideration of my huge payment up front. Find a sub or be prepared to pay regardless of whether you attend or not.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Open to current Bella members only. You must have a signed waiver on file in order to participate.