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One of the classic DOD social/rides of the year. Back again for the fall addition.

And if you’re wondering, uh, what the heck is Barbie Camp? Well…
Barbie Camp is DOD’s spring and fall gathering: a weekend of camping and riding in Central Oregon. We’ll be based out of our usual spot on beautiful Whychus Creek just three miles south of Sisters. People arrive Thursday night or Friday and do their own thing. Saturday we will either do the traditional group ride on Trail 99 through Peterson Ridge (Shuttle ride if snow permits, otherwise out and back from camp). In the evenings we’ll hang out and socialize around the usual giant bonfire. Saturday night is a potluck, so bring your A-game and share your culinary delights.
NOTE: This is a large disbursed campsite with no picnic tables or drinking water, although DOD will arrange for a port-a-potty (or two). No reservations are needed – lots of room for everyone. Bring your tent, trailer, or RV.
Warm showers are available in the Sisters City Park across from the fire department. It usually gets pretty cold at night, so prepare accordingly.
DIRECTIONS: In downtown Sisters turn south on Elm Street. Drive approximately 3.25 miles and turn right on a gravel road directly across from US forest road 1608 (you may see a sign). Or click: https://www.google.com/maps?q=44.245892,-121.548926&hl=en-US&gl=us&shorturl=1
A NOTE ON E-BIKES: For those unfamiliar with Central Oregon Trails, E-bikes are not allowed on Trail 99, Peterson Ridge, or any of the trails around Bend. As per USFS regulations: “E-bikes, electric bikes, pedal assist bikes, and all types of motorized vehicle are prohibited on all National Forest single-track.” Notable exceptions being the Madras East Hills Trail System and a few trails around Oakridge where Class-1 E-bikes are allowed.
SATURDAY-ONLY RIDERS: If you are just planning to come for the day to ride with the group, we’ll be rolling out of camp at 10:00 am. Be sure to arrive with enough time to kit up and be ready to pedal