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  • Bend Mountain Bike Skills :: Intermediate/Advanced Clinic

    Posted on in category Biking

    Saturday and Sunday Sep 22 & 23 in Bend, hosted by Ninja Mountain Bike Performance.

    More INFO HERE!

    The Int/Adv clinic builds upon your fundamentals and give you a full toolbox of mountain bike skills that you can apply to any terrain, in any location, and any in conditions; be it a gnarly back country trail or our local race course. This full day clinic also looks closely at the key elements to finding your flow and builds upon your fundamentals to improve your trail speed and energy management.

    Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in your confidence on technical trails. You will be able to tackle rougher terrain…

  • Ochoco Trail Strategy Group - Community Meeting

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Hiking , Uncategorized

    Hosted By: Discover Your Forest, Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), the Prineville Chamber, and Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET). September 20th 6pm-8pm. More INFO HERE!

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy Group has been developing the first draft of a trails plan for the Ochoco National Forest and wants your input. This meeting will be at the Prineville Library from 6 to 8 pm. It will be an open house so you can come and go as you like.

    The Ochoco Trails Strategy group is an ad hoc group convened by the Prineville Chamber of Commerce and the Ochoco
    National Forest. It includes representatives of COTA, Oregon Equestrian Trails, Back Country Horsemen, hikers, ranchers & the business community. The group aims…
  • Dirt Divas End of Season Party & Film Hosted By Pine Mountain Sports

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

    Monday September 17th Pine Mountain Sports is hosting an evening for the Dirt Divas to celebrate another year of riding together. There will be an End of Season Party in the movie theater and a showing of Moksha at McMenamins Old St Francis School. The 30-minute film highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport.

    Doors open at 7:30 and the film/party starts at 8P. Come join us! More INFO HERE.

  • Smith Rock Craggin' Classic Sep 14-16

    Posted on in category Climbing

    In Oregon at historic Smith Rock State Park this September 14 -16, the 2018 event will feature films, slideshows, clinics, parties, community and local stewardship and conservation projects all in celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s climbing and climbers!  More INFO HERE!

    With a full lineup of climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides, you’re sure to find a clinic right for you. New this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest, featuring gritty and inspiring adventure films. Enjoy plenty of local beer from Silver Moon Brewing Co. and local food trucks, a silent auction and raffle, with incredible deals on top-end gear. Additionally, we hope you join us for REPRESENT—a discussion exploring diversity and inclusion in the…

  • Under Armour Mountain Running Series 2018 At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Running

    This is year two for the Under Armour Mountain Running Series at Mt. Bachelor, this Saturday September 15.  It should be a fun day of trail running and fun. Here is a video we produced for last year to get you stoked. The courses and races are a little different than last year so check out the Mt. Bachelor’s website for this year’s specifics. More INFO HERE.

  • New Featured Artist Riley Marshall

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet our new “Featured Artist” Riley Marshall. Riley is an active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoys playing around outside in Central Oregon doing a variety of activities. Skiing, Snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping and even skydiving. As the marketing manager for a local outdoor products company, Velocity Equipment, she captures #backyardbend with an active perspective. You can see more of her photos on the home page banner and check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more too. you can find her on instagram @therileymarshall.

    Thanks for sharing your photos Riley and thanks for sharing your stoke for Central Oregon!!!

  • Trail Tales: A Conversation With Inspiring Community Members Copy

    Posted on in category Event

    We got together with our friends at Deschutes Brewery and Frisky Ripples to create a forum to highlight various topics with inspiring community members. This is a series of discussions that will take place at Deschutes Brewery Public House.

    Deschutes Brewery Presents…… Trail Tales: Conversation with Inspiring Community Members.

    Brought to you by BackyardBend and FriskyRipples

    Trail Tales is a live, hosted conversation, with a mission to build local connections and bring our Bend community together.

    Trail Tales is hosted by, Sue Fox and “Jaymo” Kris Jamieson. The two lifelong Oregonians have been in Bend since way before it was cool, and enjoy the trails and tribulations of our growing community, just as you do. We’ve felt it…

  • Back To School and Bend Traffic

    Posted on in category Uncategorized

    Bend traffic, school zones, being nice. It’s really pretty easy. Check It Out.

  • Bend Bicycle Film Festival Friday Sep 7th At The Tower

    Posted on in category Biking

    Join the Bend Bicycle community at the Tower Friday for a night of fun and fundraising while watching local films of, yes you guess it, biking!!! This is a great time to hang out with great people who care about biking in Bend and the movie makers sharing their stoke for riding in Central Oregon.

  • Paddle Boarding The John Day River - Presentation

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Looking for something to do this week while learning about #backyardbend? Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate, and share tales of epic backcountry adventures told by members of our local community. More INFO HERE.

    On September 5th, local writer, Oregonian and outdoors woman Krystal Marie Collins (AKA K.M. Collins when featured in the Source Weekly) will recount her paddle boarding trip along the John Day River. She will read her May article “50 Miles For The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act’s 50th Anniversary” accompanied by select video and photographic footage. During the reading she will expand on topics from the original article such as access to public lands for underserved populations and…

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