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Bend by Cycle Pub

Pedal in a pack across the Pacific Northwest’s new craft-beer mecca.

Oregon’s high-desert city has the most craft breweries in America per capita (one for about every 6,000 residents), and the best way to safely visit them is via the manually powered Cycle Pub (541-678-5051; cyclepub.com), a roof-topped, trolley-car-shaped bicycle inspired by Holland’s Bier Bike. It’s steered by a Cycle Pub employee and seats up to fourteen people ($300 for two hours), all of whom help pedal, while the smaller Cycle ’Round Bend bike costs half that and fits three to six riders. Can’t wait to drink before hitting Boneyard, GoodLife, or the recently renovated Deschutes brewpub? It’s legal to bring canned beers and growlers aboard. After you finish biking, park yourself at downtown’s sustainably minded Oxford Hotel (from $209; oxfordhotelbend.com), where the studio-apartment-size rooms feature soy-foam mattresses, balconies with views of the Cascade mountains, and, if you care to get back on two wheels, complimentary bicycles in summer. Cycle to dinner at the month-old Worthy Brewing (495 NE Bellevue Dr.; 541-639-4776) for offbeat wood-fired pizzas topped with hazelnuts or beer-marinated steak, each matched to the housemade brews; and finish the night a block from the Oxford at the year-old Tin Pan Theater (869 NW Tin Pan Alley; 541-241-2271), a 28-seat auditorium serving beer, wine, and independent films such as Room 237 for $6 ($3 after 10:30 p.m.).

The thrill-o-meter: Minor buzz.


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