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  • Community Support for Big Sky Bike Park at Deschutes County Hearing

    Posted on in category Biking

    Today Oct 29 at 6pm. More INFO HERE!

    As many of you know, the Bend Park & Rec Dept is working to build an impressive Valmont-style bike park at Big Sky Park/Luke Damon Sports Complex on the east side of Bend at Hamby and Neff. We at COTA fully support this project because of the varied biking opportunities it brings to our community.

    This project is at risk, however, because there’s some resistance to the proposed bike park being used for races such as cyclocross or free ride competitions. Since it would be part of the Luke Damon Sports Complex, where soccer & BMX bike competitions are already held, it makes sense that the bike park should be utilized…

  • Powder Palooza At The Powder House

    Posted on in category Event

    Today Saturday 12-3pm – Powder Palooza at the Powder House. Enjoy live music from AM Clouds! Baldy’s BBQ will be providing their amazing BBQ and Cascade Lakes Brewing Company will be on tap. Oregon Spirit Distillers will also be offering samples of their spirits.  More INFO HERE!

    Join the canned food drive for NeighborImpact. For every item donated you will receive a free raffle ticket. Tickets can also be purchased with proceeds benefiting Bethlehem Inn.

    Win Great prizes including a Season Pass to Mt Bachelor & Hoodoo Ski & Recreation, a Vintage Cabin Stay from Elk Lake Resort and Marina and tons of great ski and snowboard gear!

  • Dance Of The Dead Presented By The Herb Center and Worthy Brewing

    Posted on in category Event

    A week of Halloween celebration is starting this Friday with The Herb Center’s “Dance of the Dead” at Worthy Brewing.  Get your costume and a ticket for Dance Of The Dead Friday Oct 26th at Worthy Brewing. This will kick off a week of different events including Cyclocross and the Deschutes Warehouse party. Tickets still available. More INFO HERE!

  • Group MTB Night Ride With Pine Mountain Sports

    Posted on in category Biking

    A night mountain bike ride is pretty stellar and Pine Mountain Sports offers a FREE group ride tomorrow Wednesday Oct 24th. The group is limited to 12 so call them or more INFO HERE.

    This guided night ride is open to all riders and will require the use of a good lighting system – both headlight and taillight. Pine Mountain Sports will offer a limited number of Bontrager Ion 700 demo headlights that can be reserved for the evening, Meet at 5P if you have reserved a light, depart at 5:30P. We pedal from the store.

    Despite this FB invite, an RSVP in person or over the phone is required; 12 riders maximum. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

  • Subaru Of Bend Share the Love HUNAH Adoption Event

    Posted on in category Event

    This Wednesday Oct 24th from 1-4pm you can adopt a dog. Local non-profit Herd U Needed A Home (HUNAH) will  be at SUBARU OF BEND.  HUNAH  specializes in rescuing herding breeds and mixes. This is a really great local group helping these breeds find good homes.

    So, find a new best friend and maybe get yourself that new Subaru you’ve been wanting for the two of you to adventure in. Or just come by and learn about HUNAH and ways to help with dog rescues and being a foster home.

  • Winner 'Andi Griffiths'

    Posted on in category Event

    Andi Griffiths was the winner of last month’s Giveaway of a scenic heli-tour of Central Oregon for 2 with Big Mountain Heli Tours. Each month we giveaway something pretty cool on the Share and Win page. Be sure to check it out. Congrats Andi.

  • 2018 Single Speed MTB World Championships Happening In Bend

    Posted on in category Biking
    This Saturday Oct 20th

    It is going down in Bend. The 2018 Single Speed MTB World Championships. This crazy old skool event will bring folks from around the country to our community. It may be a little rowdy but always fun with this crowd. If you don’t know about it find out MORE HERE!

    Back where it all began, the good ol’ US of A. The 2018 edition is taking it back old skool….cut-offs, canti brakes, lycra, suffering, joy, Stevil, sweat, rain, dust, mud, winners, DFL, piss beer, coloring contests.

    Let’s show the out of town folks a good time while there here. It’s kinda a big deal this weekend.

  • Rock 'n River: Upper Deschutes Kayak Trip

    Posted on in category River

    Wednesday Oct 17. Join the Coalition for the Deschutes (CFD) and Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe (TCKC) for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes, from Dillon to Benham Falls and back.  The weather will be perfect for this outing. More INFO HERE!

    Discover the river with awesome CFD volunteer, volcanologist Dr. Daniele McKay. Daniele will shed light on Central Oregon’s volcanic tantrums of the past and how the Deschutes River and its watershed have responded to eruptions, lava flows, and other geologic events.

    Daniele has a PhD in geology from the University of Oregon. She studies volcanic activity and has focused much of her research on central Oregon…

  • Fall Colors Hike, Metolius Preserve

    Posted on in category Hiking

    Are you looking to get out this weekend and enjoy fall colors? Sunday Oct 14th you can do just that with the Deschutes Land Trust hosted hike of the Metolius Preserve in Sisters. You may not have even heard of this preserved piece of land in Central Oregon. Maybe stop at the Sisters Bakery and a coffee on your way. The weekend weather looks perfect to be outside and enjoy fall. More info HERE!

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and David Miller for a fall colors hike at the Metolius Preserve. From ponderosa pine forest to lush creek-side corridors, the Metolius basin boasts a unique combination of wetter plants from the west side of the Cascades along with the…

  • Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Film

    Meet Kyle Schenk, otherwise know as @bendflyguy on Instagram. Kyle is our current featured artist and a backyard bend user. He lives in Bend and is a graduate of Oregon State University – Cascades earning his degree in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He’s and avid outdoor enthusiast and loves the beauty of Oregon’s natural places.  He especially loves fly fishing Central Oregon’s rivers. His many talents include marketing freelancer, photographer, fly guide, and storyteller. You can find him on the Gram at @bendflyguy and @troutdoorsmarketing or at his website Troutdoors Marketing & Media. 

     

     

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