• 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.

  • Top 10 Enduro and All-Mountain Bikes of 2017, According to Singletracks Readers

    Posted on in category Biking

    It’s a little tricky to pin down exactly what makes an enduro bike, an enduro bike, but that doesn’t stop manufacturers and consumers alike from trying. Singletracks asked more than 2,100 readers which enduro — AKA all-mountain — bikes were their favorites, and these bikes came out on top.

    Singletracks Article

  • Oregon Cancer Bike Out - Bend

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Come ride for a great cause! Oregon Cancer Bike Out – Bend is happening today at Wanoga from 9am-12pm. More info Here!

  • MBSEF Thrilla Cyclocross Series, Oct 3 & 4

    Posted on in category Biking

    The Thrilla Cyclocross Series concludes this week at the Athletic Club of Bend. Tim Johnson gives a rundown on his cyclocross bike set up in our current featured video. Check it out on the Featured Video page.  You can find Info on this weeks events HERE!