Bikeway signs are in one direction on the Twin Bridges Bikeway due to configuarion of Highway 20 crossing in Tumalo. Route is marked in a clockwise direction.
The Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway shows you snow-capped mountains,
rimrock canyons, high-desert range land and many views of the famous Deschutes River.
The ride starts in bustling downtown Bend, Central Oregon’s
outdoor adventure capital. Start at Drake Park, where the
Deschutes River slowly meanders through the park forming Mirror Pond. Roll out
of town using wide bike lanes, into the pine-scented high desert,
crossing Tumalo Creek as you drop into the natural beauty of
Shevlin Park at a horseshoe bend. Climb back up and pass horse
pastures, llama farms and cattle ranches, enjoying a continuing
dance with the Deschutes as you skirt rugged canyon edges above
it and then drop down to cross it multiple times; take a few minutes
to soak your feet in the river during a stop at gorgeous Tumalo State Park. This
route definitely has some up-and-down, but there are no steep,