This year’s event has adapted the 18th annual screening of Mountainfilm on Tour-Bend to a virtual experience and the raffle is now online. This raffle was curated by the team to feature the best of Central Oregon. It contains local experiences, products, and services that we hope bring you joy and rest. NEW this year: You have the option to buy tickets for the specific prize package(s) you’d like to win.
That means you only spend money on the prizes that interest you! You can purchase raffle tickets through March 8, 2021. Winners will be selected that day at 5:00 p.m.
Grand Prizes include DPS Foundation Skis – winner’s choice! Plus Dynafit Rotation Touring bindings, G3 Alpinist Skins, and…
We are going live on Friday Feb 26th at 7pm with another edition of 929FM’s Highway 97 hosted by Kris Arnold and featuring, The Old Revival. We’ll have this energetic group in our studios with Kris to play a set and learn more about their music journey.
Tune in to the Live On Location Page on the website or the BYB mobile APP. We are supporting local musicians with a partnership with 929FM’s Highway 97 and are grateful to Northwest Community Credit Union for helping make this possible.
USASA is a great group of people organizing ski and snowboard comps for our local youth. This event is Wednesday Feb 24th at Mt. Bachelor. Make sure to register in advance.. MORE INFO HERE.
This is the last, series’ comps of the season: Halfpipe 1 & 2!!! As you know, lots of changes + adaptations we ALL need to make this year thanks to COVID, so be sure to read everything and ask if you have questions (after you read ). Our events are for all ages and stages of riding from comfortable beginners to advanced, and our focus is on safe, fun, innovative competitions. We’re still going to…
The Importance of Insects: A FREE online event hosted by the Deschutes Land Trust.
Wednesday Feb 17, 7PM. MORE INFO HERE.
Insects play major roles in keeping the natural world healthy and functioning. Not only do they feed (and eat) many other animals, but insects also cycle nutrients, aerate soil, decompose decaying matter, and help pollinate over 80% of the world’s flowering plants, including many of our crops.
Despite their importance, recent evidence suggests that between 10-40% of insects are at risk of disappearing. These declines are most clearly documented in charismatic insects such as butterflies, bumble bees, and tiger beetles.
Join Deschutes Land Trust and Dr. Tara Cornelisse for a talk on the importance of insects in the…
Wednesday Feb 10th, 6PM. This FREE online event will review this new piece of legislation to protect Oregon’s rivers. MORE INFO HERE.
Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the Oregon River Democracy Act of 2021 to better protect clean drinking water sources, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. This historic bill proposes expanding Oregon’s network of Wild & Scenic Rivers by nearly 4,700 miles and would protect segments of numerous key rivers across the state, from the desert streams of Owyhee country to the roaring rivers of the Coast Range.
This legislation is the result of a groundbreaking grassroots nomination, multi-year vetting process, and the work of hundreds of activists and river enthusiasts cheerleading for their backyard rivers, drinking…
With the recent catastrophic wildfires that Oregon experienced last year, this online event is a chance to learn more about the science and what the future might look like. MORE INFO HERE.
This is a FREE online event is Tuesday Feb 9th 7pm – 830pm.Fire has played a foundational role in the forests across the Pacific Northwest historically, currently, and will continue to do so well into the future. However, the natural role of fire, effects of past forest management, and effects of a warming climate are drastically different between the east and west side of the Cascade Mountains. In this talk, Dr. Brian J. Harvey will discuss some current research frontiers regarding forest fire ecology in Cascadia,…
Thursday Feb 4th, 6PM – 7PM, an online event hosted by Central Oregon LandWatch. REGISTER HERE.
The House and the Senate begin their upcoming legislative session next Tuesday. There are several bills of interest, that will need both public support and possible push-back.
In this zoom kickoff, you will join Central Oregon LandWatch to hear what’s going on at the Capitol, what major issues will be voted on, their priorities, and how to be an advocate for Oregon State politics this year, from the comfort of our couch.
Thursday Feb 4th, 6PM. Online Event. REGISTER HERE.
Staff from the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will give a presentation about the work done by a watershed council and the types of programs and services they provide to Central Oregon. Presenters will give a brief overview of their restoration, monitoring and education programs and also share some of the highlights and stories about specific projects completed in recent years along Whychus Creek that flows through the community of Sisters, Oregon.
Executive Director, Kris Knight, and Restoration Program Manager, Mathias Perle will be sharing inspiring restoration stories and insights at a presentation hosted by the Deschutes County Library next week. This free informational event will be held on February 4th at…
Feb 1 at 9 AM PST – Feb 5 at 4 PM PST.“Our Boulder, Your Backyard” is the rallying cry for the 2021 Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour, promoted in partnership with ten nordic areas around the country, including the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center, from February 1-5, 2021*. In place of the traditional race in Ketchum, Idaho, participants will ski a 30k or 15k on the trails of Mt Bachelor. Information and Registration for the Boulder Mountain Tour can be found here: https://bouldermountaintour.com/entry-fee-schedule-info/ Our 16.0km single loop course begins…
Looking for a community event to enjoy on the snow? The Tour of Meissner event is this Saturday Jan 30th. It’s FREE and a it’s a combination recreational tour or 30K race. Donations are accepted that support the grooming at Meissner.
Come out and play at Meissner and share the joy of Nordic skiing in Central Oregon.
When: Saturday Jan. 30th start time 8am.
Where: Virginia Meissner Sno Park Century Drive Bend, Oregon.