• Two Solo Runners Prepare To Complete CLR 2018 For The Greater Good

    Posted on in category Running

    The Cascade Lakes Relay is Aug 3 & 4 this year and they recently shared a story of two locals who were inspired to run, but really inspired to make a difference in their community.

    “Two Solo Runners Prepare To Complete CLR 2018 For The Greater Good”

    It was a sweltering and sticky afternoon when Jeremy and Dearric met in the Cascade Relays warehouse to talk strategy for the upcoming Cascade Lakes Relay. Unlike the teams of twelve runners participating in the event, these two were preparing to run the 216.6-mile course solo. Although both have been running for about a decade, they are armed with thousands of miles of experience and…

  • JD SUP Stand Up Paddleboards From Bend GIVEAWAY

    Posted on in category River

    JD Platt has been active in the Bend action sports community for a long time. He takes his K-9 Kings dog show around the country and now he’s developed a new line of Stand Up Paddleboards called JD SUP. His boards are innovative and incorporate some very unique features. We hung out with JD to learn about these awesome boards. Check out the full featured video on the Homepage and see how you can win a new JD Touring SUP on the Share and Win page.

  • RAD Camps Giveaway

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    WIN A FREE RAD Camps ADVENTURE! We are giving away 4 FREE Rad Camps trips. Rad Camps is an awesome, one of a kind experience for Central Oregon kids ages 7-17. Check out the video and see kids experiencing nature in Central Oregon’s backyard.

    “Like” Rad Camps and Backyard Bend on the Facebook and Instagram post and tag your friends for entries. You can tag as many as you like on both pages. Each one counts as an entry. We’ll choose winners on Friday July 20th at 3pm. Also, you can redeem a 20% discount on all Rad Camps programs by using the Promo Code “RADBACKYARD” at

    Have your kids “get rad”…

  • "King Of The Wave" - Bend Whitewater Festival

    Posted on in categories Event , River

    The Bend Whitewater Festival delivered a lot of fun during the Subaru Of Bend Outside Games a couple of weeks ago. With the hot temps cranked up for the next week the Whitewater Park is a great place to cool off. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

  • $1,600 Mt. Bachelor and Sun Country Tours GIVEAWAY

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our friends at  MtBachelor and SunCountryTours are giving away one of the best adventures of the summer. Enter by this Sunday at to win a prize package for four worth over $1,600 that includes rafting, biking, sunset dinner, and more!  This is an awesome adventure in our backyard. Get on this folks.

  • 2018 Bend Summer Boulder Comp

    Posted on in category Climbing

    The 2018 Subaru Of Bend Outside Games was a success for our community. It was the third year of the Hayden Homes Boulder Comp and it was another thrilling show from some of the worlds best climbers. We’ll have a full recap of the games coming soon. In the mean time here’s a little of this years Boulder Comp action.

  • Dirt Divas Women’s MTB Ride July 9th

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Ride to the trails from Pine Mountain Sports with the Dirt Divas Ambassadors on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The Dirt Divas Women’s MTB Rides leave you with no excuses! Meet and ride with other women mountain bikers in a fun, low-pressure setting. Beginners are welcome! Increase your comfort level on the bike while getting familiar with our trail system. We divide into groups based on skill and speed and nobody is left behind. Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep. MORE INFO HERE!

    No Bike? No problem! Trek, Juliana, and Santa Cruz mountain demo bikes are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo a…

  • 10 Barrel Brewing's 2018 Gravicross At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Biking

    The second annual 10 Barrel Brewing’s Gravicross at Mt. Bachelor is July 7th & 8th. This is a unique event that is a combination of bike park meets – cyclecross – meets cross country. It’s also a great spectator event that happens at Mt. Bachelor’s West Village base area. Grab a cold 10 Barrel brew and check it out. Live music and food of course are also happening. This video is some action from last year. See ya out there! More Info HERE!

  • Local and National Fire Information Systems

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    As we move into the heart of summer wildfire season is a reality of the western United States ecosystems. It’s also a reality that wildfires impact our recreation decisions and having easy access to wildfire information is helpful in planning outdoor adventures. So, we have added some great wildfire information links to the website weather pages. Super easy to use, these links give you a quick look at all the wildfires in the U.S.

    The Central Oregon Fire Info site is a great local resource and the National Fire Incident Information System lets you drill down to any active wildfire to see the status.

    By the way, the fire precaution level was just raised and here is the…

  • Happy Independence Day!

    Posted on in category Event

    We are appreciating our wonderful country and the freedom we enjoy. We also celebrate the great state of Oregon and all its natural beauty. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy #backyardbend.

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