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  • Thanks For The Info COTA

    Posted on in category Biking
    USFS Trail Closures Shift to Storm King & Grand Slam Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) Post from 2/18/18  Website and More Info Here! The USFS’s West Bend thinning project efforts have shifted to sections along The Cascade Lakes Highway by green gate, closing a small section of Storm King on the south side of the highway, as well as continued weekday closure of a section of Grand Slam.  Trail access restrictions on Catch & Release have been lifted.

    There are many organizations contributing to the awesomeness of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA) is one of them. This is a local 100% volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving trails in our…

  • COTA Movie Night: Riding The Tatshenshini

    Posted on in categories Biking , River

    Red Bull and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe presents Riding The Tatshenshini…
    Thursday March 15th, McMenamins Old St. Francis. More Info Here!

    In the summer of 2016, four generations of mountain bikers headed north for the trip of a lifetime. The trip saw them raft the Tatshenshini River through British Columbia, the Yukon and into Alaska in search of some of the most remote and rugged big mountain biking on the planet.

  • A Fall River Forum

    Posted on in categories Biking , Fishing , Hiking , River

    Join an open discussion on the future of the Fall River Thursday March 8th from 7pm-9pm at the High Desert Museum.

    Many things are in the works at the Fall River ranging from riparian area improvements to addressing manmade fish barriers to passive integrated transponder (PIT) tagging of stocked fish. These and other topics will be part of this roundtable discussion. If you already love the river or are new to the area and want to learn more about it…this is a your chance. More Info HERE!

    Fall River is among the most popular natural attractions in Deschutes County. Long a mecca for fly anglers, it is also becoming increasingly popular for hikers and mountain bikers. This roundtable discussion…

  • Weather Trend Jan 17, 2018

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Fishing , Hiking , River , Running , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    Central Oregon has some significant snow on the way in the next week. Backyard Bend weather is a single comprehensive source for all the resources you need in one place to understand the weather conditions before your next outdoor adventure. Check it out!!!

  • COTA Movie Night: The Frozen Road

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film
    Thursday Nov 16th at McMenamins.  Pine Mountain Sports, Fatback Bikes and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe is bringing you a COTA Movie Night triple feature! Film #1: The Frozen Road – A Journey Into The Arctic
    Film #2: Instruments Of Adventure
    Film #3: Leave It Better

    Movie Night at McMenamins raises funds and awareness for Central Oregon Trail Alliance.
    $5 per person, cash only, please. Minors accompanied by parent or guardian. More Info Here!

  • Group MTB Night Ride With Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in category Biking

    Wed Nov 8 is the last Night Ride of the season with Pine Mountain Sports, so come out and join the fun.  This event is still on the calendar, but check to see if weather changes that. Call Pine Mountain Sports 541-385-8080. RSVP required. 

    They’ll ride from the store at 5:30pm.  Guided night rides are open to all riders and will require the use of a good lighting system – both headlight and taillight.  More Info Here!

  • Trail Love Work Event - Fall Edition

    Posted on in category Biking

    All COTA members, mountain bikers, trail runners and everyone else welcome at this large dig party. More info Here!

    We’ll be building out the new connector single-track trail from the bottom of Pine Drops to the Phil’s/300 junction. A section of COD may be rerouted as well.

    We expect 100 or more for this workday so come and join the fun and meet some new friends. We will work for 3+ hrs and then reconvene for lunch and beer. Food and beverage are free to all our trail work volunteers.

    Bring the following: long pants are preferred, work gloves, eye protection, good footwear, a hard hat (helmet) if you have one (COTA will provide if you don’t), water…

  • Cross Crusade Is Happening

    Posted on in category Biking

    We’re down at the annual Cyclocross Crusade at Deschutes Brewery this morning and it’s going to be a great weekend. Weather’s perfect and the party has started. Come on down!!! More info HERE!

  • COTA Work Event - Sunday, October 29th

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event
    Lower Tyler’s Trail Work Event with Central Oregon Trail Alliance.Sun Oct 29th 10:00am– 2:00pm More Info Here. Come out and give a little love to Tylers. 18500 Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway Bend map 

    There’s only one thing better than mountain biking in Bend, OR and that’s knowing you helped build and maintain the trails you love.

  • Fall & Winter Mnt Biking In Central Oregon

    Posted on in category Biking

    We hung out with John Frey from Project Bike to find out about some of the best places to mountain bike in the fall and winter around Bend and Central Oregon. The weather’s going to be great this week to get out and get your Backyard Adventure on. Check out the featured video for more on that.

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