I'm part of the Santa Rosa Cycling Club in the wine country just north of San Francisco. We do a couple of club tours each year and I'm thinking of leading one out of Bend in May/June '15. We hope to leave from Bend and do a counter-clockwise loop through Sisters, McKenzie Pass to Oakridge and along Hwy 58 to work our way back to Bend.
The anticipated route is at Central Oregon Tour (click on "Show All on Map" button to show the entire route). It's a 5 day tour, fully supported, camping, road bikes.
Part of the plan is to catch McKenzie Pass during the Bikes only period which ODOT says is ending June 1 in 2015 which pushes us into the last week in May.
I'm hoping that someone with a local knowledge of roads in the area can comment on the feasability of this route. I'm particularly worried about Hwy 58, are there any alternatives to it, FS 21 perhaps? Is May/June too early in the season? Should we go clockwise instead?