Tuesday May 22, 630pm at the Gear Fix. More Info HERE!
LeeAnn O’Neill and Ani Kasch are excited to team up with the Outdoor Women ⋅ Oregon to introduce women to bike touring and bikepacking! LeeAnn has completed many bike touring trips through the PNW, Mexico, and South America and has noticed a lack of women on the road. You can check out her adventures at http://kungfubykride.blogspot.com/! Ani more recently got into bike touring and completed her first international tour in Ecuador with LeeAnn last year! They will be going through their trips, what they had to overcome as women road warriors, gear (which you may already have!), and cool beginner friendly local routes.
The Subaru Outside Games are June 20-24 and the Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp returns on Saturday June 23 at Goodlife Brewing. This event has quickly become one of the most exciting national climbing competitions with a large cash purse and attracting world class pros. This format is exciting to watch so put the Bouldering Comp on your calendar.
Repost from our friends COTA – Central Oregon Trail Alliance. Check out the website for lots of local MTB info.Effective Wednesday, May 9, 2018, a section of Lower Storm King trail will be closed for logging and mastication efforts from junction 34 (Funner/Tiddly/SK junction) towards FS 41, with trail detour set in place.
– Trail detour: at junction 34, riders rerouted on short section of Tiddlywinks to power line road, tying back in to Storm King near FS 41.
– Closed Monday-Friday. Open weekends, federal holidays, evenings after 5pm.
– Funner, Tiddlywinks, Larsons and Tyler’s are not affected by this closure.
The good news is the closed section of Grand Slam affected by…
If you are an active outdoor enthusiast living in Central Oregon, you have or have thought about awesome vehicles to take you on your #backyardbend adventures. While we don’t want to get too caught up in the idea that you have to have a rad vehicle to get out and adventure, ( a good ole pick up or Subaru are just fine and work too), there are some pretty bad ass vehicles being made that go beyond the normal 4X4 SUV. These are vehicles designed for getting you and all your gear to your destination and perform on longer trips with more rugged and rowdy off-road conditions.
This article from High Consumption provides some insight into 8 “Overland Vehicles” that…
Tuesday May 15th, 630pm at The Gear Fix. More Info HERE!
Did you know the Oregon Desert Trail is 750-miles AND multi-modal? There are sections you can hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride, and even ski in the winter. Come hear a presentation about how this project got started and we’ll dive into different options for “quiet recreation” on our public lands east of Bend.
This will be a great evening to learn about the incredible high desert of Oregon. Hosted by Oregon Desert Trail
The Cascade Lakes Highway entrance from Dutchman Flats/Mt. Bachleor is open as of May 10th. This opens access to a new season and new adventures in #backyard bend. Enjoy your weekend.
Saturday May 12th, 11am – 6pm. More Info HERE!
Local outdoor retailer, Mountain Supply, is having their annual Spring Extravaganza on Saturday. This is a great opportunity for deep discounts, raffle prizes, contest, and hanging out with outdoor peeps. Stop in and say hi and support local if you can.
May 10th 7pm At Patagonia of Bend. More Info HERE!
More than 3,000 hydropower dams and diversions are either proposed or in the process of being built on Europe’s last wild rivers in the Balkans and will cause irreversible damage to rivers, wildlife and local communities. Blue Heart documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe-Albania’s Vjosa-the effort to save the endangered Balkan lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kruščica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are spearheading a months-long, 24/7 protest to protect their community’s only source of fresh water.
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Pine Nursery dog park is 18 acres, is clean, is fun and is right in our #backyardbend. Check it out!!!