Bike the Railbed with a Ranger at Deschutes River National Recreation Area
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Bike the Railbed with a Ranger at Deschutes River National Recreation Area

Sat Sep 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST
Wasco, OR, 97065 Map
Adult, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Join Ranger Ben to learn a bit of basic bike maintenance and take a fun ride on a historic, abandoned railbed! Pedal next to the Deschutes River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River. You'll travel the first two miles of this easy gravel trail while learning some of the amazing history surrounding it.

To join this activity, you must already be comfortable riding a bike. Bring your own bike or rent one from a bike shop. See supplies below for more information.

Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend 2020, a nation-wide movement with the goal of getting every Girl Scout into a state park! Girl Scouts across the country will attend activities held at state parks in their councils. Connect with nature, learn about stewardship, and create memories by visiting an Oregon State Park or a Washington State Park on September 12-13, 2020! Don't forget, you can print and work on your Girl Scouts State Parks Passport, available here.
Want to bring a friend or family member to this activity? Have them register as a Girl Scout at $25 for a year of membership!

Due to COVID-19 considerations, this activity may change from original plans. Oregon State Parks are working very hard to consider program quality and the safety of Girl Scouts and park staff. All individual Oregon State Park in-person activities will be confirmed or cancelled by August 14, 2020 at the latest. This website and myGS will be updated as soon as any individual parks make changes, if they do. In case of cancellation, full refunds will be given to people who registered.
Participant Information
This is a Girl Scout activity for registered members, their family and friends.

Girls must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or troop leader. AND adults are required to register and pay if applicable. This is not a drop off activity.

Badge and/or Patch Information
Work towards your State Parks Passport patch by documenting this activity in your Girl Scout State Parks Passport, found here.

Bring a sack lunch, snacks and water.

No bikes are provided, so please bring your own bike AND helmet. Please note the trail is gravel and a mountain bike style bicycle is needed. Closed toe shoes are required. You will be in sun with minimal shade throughout the day, so dress appropriately. 

Additional Information
Meet at the Oregon Trail Kiosk in the day use parking area.

Attending as a troop/group? Follow the safety ratios listed in Volunteer Essentials. Note: attending with any girl other than your own qualifies you as a Girl Scout group that needs to follow ratio requirements.

Adult Training Requirements
Trainings that at least one adult volunteer for each Girl Scout troop/group must have: Day Trips.
Registration, Cancellation, Transfer & Refund Information
Registration for this Activity is hosted by Girl Scouts - Please email on or before the registration deadline for assistance.

Registration closes August 29, 2020, two (2) weeks before the activity is scheduled. Request for cancellation must be submitted via email to by this date to receive a full refund.
Transfer deadline is three business days after the refund/cancellation deadline. Request for transfer (applying registration to another Girl Scout) must be submitted via email to by this date.

GSOSW reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If GSOSW cancels an event, registrants will be notified and offered a full refund.