For those coming to town around Labor Day looking for rides (or locals who would like to meet up as well of course), I'm going to do the following -

Friday Aug 30 - Lower Phil's > Upper Phil's > Helipad > Whoops > Bens
This is a (arguably the) classic Bend ride. Upper Phil's is rated as Difficult, but mostly because of a few walkable rock sections. Whoops is DH/Gravity oriented but can be done on any type of bike. Recommended after-ride spot is 10 Barrel.

http://www.10barrel.com/

Saturday Aug 31 - Peterson Ridge Loop
Peterson Ridge is never crowded and has one of the best and most convenient after-ride spots, Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters, which is literally ride-in, ride-out.
Peterson Ridge is intermediate XC, mostly for rocks. There are several great viewpoints as well.

Three Creeks Brewing | Sisters, OR

Both rides are about 2 hours. If we start around 2PM, that puts you at the brewpubs just in time for happy hour. Please respond to this thread or PM if you're interested or have other ideas.

thanks,

Jeff