• Bend's Iconic Multi-Sport Event "The 2019 SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle"

    Posted on in category Event

    Tomorrow, Saturday May 18th, is MBSEF’s Pole Pedal Paddle and yes the weather will be wet. It is often said that the PPP often has inclement weather conditions. Well looks like this year that is the case. Hardy Northwest folks will embrace this aspect of the PPP and we know the good times will roll despite a little rain, snow and cool temps. Still time to enter. More INFO HERE!

    Our Backyard Bend weather pages give you all the links to assess the weather in Bend, Mt. Bachelor, Smith Rock, Santiam pass, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast and other Northwest locations. Bookmark the weather page and be prepared for your next outdoor adventure.


  • Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival - 2nd Annual

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    If you are looking for a getaway this weekend, Cannon Beach’s Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast is something to consider!!  Explore the local beaches and Cannon Beach’s surrounding community. Enjoy a weekend of fat bike events, demo bikes, food, drink & fun. More INFO HERE!

    Friday, May 17th
    5-7pm: Welcome Party & Registration/Packet Pick Up
    7pm: Sunset group ride to kick off the weekend!!

    Saturday, May 18th
    8am: Registration/Packet Pick Up
    8:30-11:30am: 13-mile beach ride from Ecola Creek to waterfall & back with rest stops along the way.
    Noon-4pm: Scavenger Hunt/Poker Ride in Cannon Beach. Are you going to win the awesome prizes?? Final stop at Pelican Brewery!
    6:30pm: Group ride…

  • 24th Annual Bend Endurance Academy Chainbreaker XC MTB RACE

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Did ya know the Chainbreaker started in 1996? That’s pretty cool. If you don’t know this is a great spring MTB event in Central Oregon. Easy to participate in and fun for all. Bend mountain biking at it’s best. Check out MORE INFO HERE!

    This cross-country race is part of the Oregon Off Road Series which encourages racers from across Oregon to travel to select races over the duration of the season.

    Registration is open!

  • Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA)Trail Love Spring Edition Trail Work Day

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    This Saturday May 11th COTA is organizing a Trail Work Day. This is a chance to come out, give back and hang out with really great people who like to mountain bike in Central Oregon. More INFO HERE!

    We’ll meet up at 9:00am at Loge Camp Entrada for coffee, light snacks & the game plan, then break out into teams & head out to do our magic. We’ll reconvene for the after-party lunch compliments of NYC Subs, with tasty beverages from Humm Kombucha and Cascade Lakes Brewery.

    Please bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, long pants, good sturdy footwear, work gloves, and protective eyewear. Bring a helmet if you have one – COTA will supply hard hats and other PPE (personal…

  • Camp Polk History Wander Guided Hike With The Deschutes Land Trust

    Posted on in categories Event , Hiking

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like for the Hindman family. Then explore the nearby cemetery and learn the stories it has to share. Registration Required.

    When: Tuesday May 7th, 530pm.  More INFO HERE!

    Camp Polk Meadow has long been a unique wetland oasis in the Central Oregon high desert landscape, and fortunately nearly all of the 151-acre…

  • 10 Barrel Snow Beach + Live Music At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    From Mt. Bachelor and 10 Barrel Brewing on Saturday May 4th. Longer and warmer days bring celebrating Snow Beach style with a little live music and games! There will be the 10 Barrel Snow Beach with giant jenga, giant cornhole, polish horseshoes, snow croquet, and more, along with delicious food and beers served on the snow outside of West Village Lodge.  More INFO HERE!

    The skiing and riding is sure to be awesome with some prime corn snow this weekend. This is our pick for Saturday’s outdoor activity. Get it while its hot!


  • No Limits Skyliners Time Trial Duathlon Run Series

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    Announcing Oregon’s first inclusive race series with something for everyone from first-timers to world champions! Test your personal limits biking, running or both on beautiful Skyliners Road in Bend. Youth, para and Age Group/Masters categories, team and school competitions based on results, inclusion, participation and spirit. Youth and people with disabilities compete for free!  Happens the first three Monday’s in May.

    More INFO HERE!

  • Earth Day Celebration At Tentsile Tents In Bend

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    Join Tentsile on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day, drink free beer, and listen to live bluegrass music – all while benefitting the Deschutes Trails Coalition. We’re excited to host The Pitchfork Revolution, a true blue Northwest band! MORE INFO HERE!

    This free, all-ages event will feature Trail Beer courtesy of 10 Barrel, kombucha by Humm, and tacos for purchase by El Sancho taco cart. Buy a raffle ticket for $5 to support the Deschutes Trails Coalition: grand prize giveaway is a two-person tree tent, the Connect ($450 value).

    When: April 22nd 5pm

    Where: Tentsile Tents Retail Location 50 SE Scott Street Bend

  • Mt. Bachelor's "RENDEVAN" The Party's Started

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor launched the first annual “Rendevan” Wednesday. The set up is big and it’s going to be a fun weekend. Every day through Sunday with lifts and live music until 7pm and a whole bunch of other shenanigans.  This is a spring skiing party unlike anything they’ve done before. More INFO HERE.

    Camp spots are sold out but don’t let that stop you from joining the party. All the events and live music are open and FREE for everyone. Come celebrate Spring Skiing!

  • RendezVan At Mt. Bachelor April 17 - 21

    Posted on in categories Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    RendezVan is Mt. Bachelor’s new spring event that celebrates Spring Skiing and resort camping. The set up and schedule look pretty cool. A RV/Van village will feature live music for 5 days from Wednesday through Sunday. Food options, a bar and fun activities like 80’s day and Adult Prom will add to the festivities.

    Looks like camp spots are sold out, but day visitors are welcomed. Lifts open until 7pm. This is a serious effort by Mt. Bachelor to create something really unique and celebrate what we think is the best spring skiing in the country right here in our #backyardbend.

    See the full calendar at!