• Tour des Chutes - Virtual Ride/Run!

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Running

    Saturday July 11th – Virtual Time

    Tour des Chutes has traditionally featured road and gravel cycling routes, along with a 5K run/walk. This year we have shifted our focus to a virtual event so that we can continue to support children and adults with cancer. More INFO HERE.

    The Tour des Chutes Virtual Event will still take place on July 11, 2020, with a few additions. Beginning June 26th, we will post a new blog post each day to inspire participants and give everyone a place to connect. All registered participants will also receive a coupon book with incredible deals from local businesses. Registration is just $25, and we are still offering our full assortment of Tour des Chutes…

  • Virtual Pacific Crest Tour de Crest Bike Tours 26 & 55 mile 2020

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Travel & Adventure

    Event will run from June 19-July 4th during the specified time frame at your chosen location with your closest family/friends.

    Due to COVID-19, Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has transitioned to a Virtual Event. The SWAG is off-the-charts! https://tinyurl.com/y88ohjd7
    We will provide specific guidelines for each virtual race and distance including the rules and also how to do each leg of the Triathlon and AquaBike events in the next couple weeks and will depend on whether local pools will be open or not. 
    Our Tour de Crest rides are a non-competitive, non-timed ride allowing athletes, friends and family to ride at a leisurely pace and take as many breaks as they…

  • Federal Rulemaking for E-Bikes On Trails May Be Changing

    Posted on in category Biking

    E-Bikes on trails has certainly been a local issue here in Backyard Bend. You have probably seen the posted notices on some of our local mountain bike trail systems. Regardless of where you stand on the debate, the issue is evolving and federal agencies are considering BIG changes. Below is an article from People For Bikes. You can read the full article and find links to submit your comments to federal agencies as they consider changes.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

    Federal land management agencies that regulate the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on motorized and non-motorized trails (the U.S. Forest Service – within the U.S. Department of Agriculture – the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S.…

  • Ladies All Ride Live Friday, April 24th at 4pm

    Posted on in category Biking

    Join Ladies AllRide founder Lindsey Richter and coach Angi Weston LIVE at Ladies AllRide Instagram today Friday 4/24 @4pm (PST)
    Link: Ladies AllRide Instagram

    As longtime friends and veteran MTB skills coaches they will chat about their backstories in the bike industry, their travels around the globe teaching together and the evolution of their friendship, coaching careers and businesses.

    They will answer questions and give out a special 🌟discount code🌟for the Ladies AllRide web store midway through the chat!

    They really look forward to hanging with you all LIVE today at 4pm (PST)

    WE MISS YOU ALL!!

  • Basic Bicycle Maintenance Clinic at Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in category Biking

    Tuesday March 10th, 730pm – 915pm at Pine Mountain Sports.

    Being able to maintain and repair your mountain bike on the trail will keep you safe and confident on long rides. Our Basic Bicycle Maintenance clinic is taught in the Pine Mountain Sports service department after hours and will cover flat tire repairs, caring for your chain, and basic maintenance. We will also address your special requests as time permits. More INFO HERE.

    Doors open at 7:15P, clinic at 7:30P.

    No need to bring your bicycle.

    RSVP required; 10 people per session.

    Call 541-385-8080 to register.

  • Trek Travel Night at Sunnyside Sports

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    A free evening of fun to dream about where your bike will take you next!

    Join Trek Travel as we team up with Sunnyside Sports on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00PM for an evening dedicated to dreaming about where your bike will take you next! More INFO HERE.

    Voted a 2018 World’s Best Tour Operator by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and with 50+ destinations worldwide, there is a Trek Travel trip for every rider level out there, from experiencing the scenic wine country of France to multisport adventures in our beloved National Parks. Come to discover what makes Trek Travel special.

    What’s Included:
    – Social hour with refreshments and appetizers
    – 20-minute presentation and Q&A with a…

  • COTA Movie Night: One At A Time

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    Thursday Jan 16th, 8pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend

    COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins kicks off 2020 with Brett Reeder in One At A Time.

    Brett Rheeder is an athlete who’s hard to read. Straying from the limelight to stay committed to his riding, Rheeder rarely lets the outside world into the inner workings of his brain. But his latest film One at a Time shows the world champion athlete in a new light. After starting off the 2018 slopestyle season with a strong performance, Brett struggles to find his rhythm before the next few events. One At A Time follows Reeder’s season and some personally disappointing results, and intimately unpacks the many highs and lows he…

  • Colin Meagher Featured Artist

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film , Travel & Adventure

    Colin Meagher is our current featured artist. He is a professional photographer who has been featured in many events and outdoor brands all over the world. He has shot in Central Oregon and now lives in the Gorge.  He also has ALS. Colin needs our help.

    We produced a featured video with Colin a few weeks back. Check it out, it’s in the video archives.

    You see, he is a husband, father and all around great human being.  He is fighting the good fight with help from family, friends and community, but it is a huge fight that comes with financial strain on his family.

    Please consider helping by donating to Colin’s Go Fund Me – “One More Time…

  • COTA Movie Night: Divided

    Posted on in categories Biking , Film

    COTA Movie Night @ McMenamins presents Divided. Thursday Nov 21st at McMenamins. More INFO HERE.

    Fear of failure can stop all sorts of adventures before they even start, but what if failing is the best part? In 2017, the female duo of Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie raced the Tour Divide together, a 2745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border. Shot entirely using a Go Pro and an iPhone, this is a heart-warming and funny documentary about the journey of two friends.

    Divided was an official selection of the Banff Film Festival in 2018, and the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival in 2019.

    Run time: 40 minutes

    Link to movie trailer: More

  • Boots, Bikes and Boats (and Beer!) in Eastern Oregon

    Posted on in categories Biking , Climbing , Event , Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    As Central Oregon’s trails become more and more popular, consider looking east for that next adventure and a sense of solitude. Learn about opportunities in and around the Steens Mountain Wilderness, Fremont-Winema National Forest and John Day River region. Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will share ideas for your next hiking, biking or boating adventure for an immersive journey into these unique high desert landscapes. More event INFO HERE.

    Tuesday Nov 12th at the Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room

    This presentation is a collaboration between ONDA, Deschutes Brewery, and REI, and will feature inspiration and great beer to get you outside!

    Register for free here: https://www.rei.com/events/94265/boots-bikes-and-boats-in-eastern-oregon?distance=25&previousLocation=Bend,%20OR&page=2&course.session.anyLocation=25.000000~44.045800~-121.315400;geo_r

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