• Mountain Biking Central Oregon In Winter

    Posted on in category Biking

    Central Oregon Mountain Biking in Winter can be open and good, you just need to know when and where to go. Important in knowing when is understanding the freeze thaw cycle. It’s really really important to maintaining our trails. Central Oregon Trail Alliance is our local organization that conducts trail maintenance, implements signage, and works with other agencies to manage and designate our trail systems. In their New Year’s letter they explain why it’s so important to NOT RIDE when it’s muddy. Below is an excerpt of the letter. MORE INFO HERE.

    From Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA)

    Why do we talk about freeze/thaw conditions every year? Because of the moderate winters we have here, the soils in…

  • Powderhound Preview & Fundraiser Nov 18 -22

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Film , Skiing & Snowboarding , Travel & Adventure

    THE SHOW MUST GO ON! And so the Powder Hound Preview to winter will continue this year as an online event. This is the gathering that has  brought together the winter sports community to watch local films, share stoke, and donate to great non-profits all at a fun filled night at our local Tower Theater each November. That can’t happen this year so get your covid pod together this evening and sit back and watch this year’s Powder Hound Preview & Fundraiser from the comfort of your home.

    Starts Wednesday Nov 18th and new episodes each night through the 22nd, Hosted by Pine Mountain Sports.  This is an online event. Pine Mountain Sport’s Dan McGarigle…

  • Oregon Cancer Bike Out 2020 - Bend

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Saturday October 10, 2020. The event is Free!

    Due to Covid-19, we are only operating the Bend event.  More INFO HERE. 

    There are some changes and options for the event this year due to restrictions and safety around Covid-19.

    You can choose from these ride options:

    Self Shuttles – Bring your own shuttle vehicles and set up a ride or two based on your own interests. Loop Rides – There are a number of great loop rides to and from Wanoga.  Down Tiddlywinks and up Funner is one example. Reverse Shuttle – We can help you drop one shuttle vehicle off in the AM and shuttle the driver back to Wanoga. Example: You have a group of 4 riding.…
  • Gravicross 2020

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    GraviCross is back September 12 & 13 at Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.

    On Saturday, think bikes, downhill riding, XC racing, slope-styling and gravel-grinding…smash them all together into one event and you have the 4th Annual ‘GraviCross’ race, presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Company at Mt. Bachelor. This bike park inspired course will consist of approximately 5 miles of next level FUN!

    The course will require riders to navigate over uphill climbs, downhill sections, bike park features, drops, berms, rock gardens, and other surprising obstacles. There will be multiple divisions with different time allotments — the fastest rider wins, with time bonuses for features and uphill sections taken into consideration. Prizes will also be awarded to men’s and women’s competitors with…

  • Sisters Stampede 2020 Mountain Bike Race

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Sunday Sept 6, 2020. Get MORE INFO HERE. 

    There have not been very many bike events this summer, but this one is happening. It’s a chance to race or ride recreationally with like minded folks who love mountain bike racing. Spots are still available. GET TICKETS HERE.

    One amazing MTB race for all levels of fitness on Labor Day Weekend! Choose a great 13 or 28 mile loop with a Horse lead out for the longer loop for the Men and Women’s fastest fields! Bring your family to Sisters Oregon and Giddy up with Five Pine Lodge, Three Creeks Brewing and Blazin Saddles.

     

  • GRAVITY RACE SERIES 2020 - FINAL

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Friday Aug 21, Time: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location: Mt. Bachelor. More INFO HERE.

    Back by popular demand, and with even more race dates on the calendar than last year, is Mt. Bachelor’s Gravity Race Series! This unsanctioned series is for passionate local riders looking for fun and community camaraderie. Each race in the series will be held on a different downhill track — put your skills to the test by competing in all six races or just register for the race day that features your favorite trail. Divisions are offered for Men, Women and Youth and will be broken down into Elite and Open categories based on ability. All competitors will race on the same course, but it’s up to you to decide how extreme or…
  • Oregon Gran Fondo Saturday July 25th

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    Saturday July 25th the Oregon Gran Fondo bike race is happening. One of the few bike events not cancelled this summer, this recreational race out of Cottage Grove is providing a socially distanced environment. If you are missing summer events, this is a chance to get out there with a community of enthusiast in a safe way.

    Register through Thursday at noon for the Oregon Gran Fondo Socially distanced edition coming up Saturday with scheduled starts for 71 or 117 miles. Please note the start and finish are remote to provide a quality day on the bike TT style. https://www.bikereg.com/oregon-gran-fondo

  • 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

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    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.…

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