Calling all volunteers to the Grizzly in the Outback 2019!

help wanted

A few people have contacted me asking to help out with the Grizzly Mtn Ride. We realize that moving the ride to Outback Station will maybe prevent a few and encourage a few to evaluate their plans.

If you’d like to come and volunteer at the Grizzly in the Outback Ride, please contact me so I can get you headed in the right direction!

Come and see how a ride gets going from start to finish on ride day!

Our needs: 

  • Volunteer meals on Saturday
    • Breakfast (light), includes coffee, etc.
    • Lunch – Balanced, sandwich, chips, fruit, water/soda
    • Dinner – Something warm!
  • Pulsers
    • All vet checks are in camp!
  • Timers
    • This job is very important and usually takes two people. Tag teaming the teams works very well. Must be organized and have a good attention span.
    • Keeping time on a clipboard and on the timing board is essential.

Thank you in advance! It truly takes a village to make any ride happen.


Loops for the Grizzly in the Outback Ride


Grizzly in the OB loops holds colorsIf you would like GPS tracks for the loops, please contact Darlene Merlich, prior to the ride. Be sure to know the type of track you need for your particular application. She will get the tracks sent to you. However, this said, we do highly recommend you download the Ride with GPS app and obtain the tracks that way.



Breaking news

Grizzly’s in the Outback! 

Due to adverse weather conditions affecting the quality of our regular trails and ride camp, the venue for the Grizzly Mtn Ride has been changed to the Outback Station, near Ft Rock, OR. 


From Bend: Take Hwy 97  south towards La Pine, OR. About 1 mile south of La Pine, turn onto Hwy 31. At the 25 mile marker, slow and watch for the sign to the Outback Station. Take a left turn and go one mile. Signs will be on the highway.

From Silver Lake, OR: On Hwy 31, watch for signs past the 26 mile marker. Your turn will be to the right.


Ride camp is a large acreage meadow with easy parking for big rigs. Directly off a well traveled paved road. Nice pumice/sand base, so mud and muck doesn’t exist! If you need to run a generator, ride management respectfully requests that you park in a manner where your generator won’t disturb your neighbors too much.

Outback ride camp


Camp spots and fees are listed below. Prices listed are set by the Outback Station and will be paid directly to them by ride management. No need to write separate checks.

2 full hookup sites (sewer, water, electric) plus 16 X 16 corral, table, fire pit, showers: $35 first night, $30 every night thereafter. (First come first serve).

8 Regular sites: water, corral, fire pit , showers: $25 first night, $20 every night thereafter. (Reserve through Carol Giles  email: asap)

Basic/dry camping: $15 a night includes showers. (This includes fully contained rigs that don’t need hook up and have containment for their own horses.)


Beautiful pumice/sand mix two track USFS roads with some single track mixed in. Some elevation change, some rock. Hoof protection is recommended! Plentiful water will be out. These trails don’t tend to get mucky, so if it’s a little wet out, the ride will go on! This is a fantastic set of trails for an early season ride! 

Loop tracks and configurations will be posted soon.

Outback trail.jpg


10 Mile Introductory Ride: $40

25 Mile Ride: $100

50 Mile Ride: $115

75 Mile Ride: $135

TYM 50 Mile Relay: $200

Due to the generosity of the Anna and Mary Memorial Youth Fund, all riders 17 and under will ride free this year!

Discounts (One discount/rider):

$10 adult PNER member discount

50% Reciprocal Ride Manager discount

Please pre-register if possible! This is easily accomplished by sending Carol Giles an quick email with your information: 

Any other information regarding the Grizzly Mtn Ride should be available within the rest of the website.