Today Saturday March 30 the Hella Big Air is back at Mt. Bachelor for the fourth annual competition! Watch some of the industry’s top competitors battle it out for a $20k cash purse in this year’s must attend event. (Male and female divisions are both split evenly at $10k each.) Schedule of Events and More INFO HERE!
With a second take off this year women will compete and go big. Come for the show stay for the party. It’s gonna be BIG!
Dave Susko is a Central Oregon photographer specializing in action sports and natural landscapes. His work is featured on our homepage banner slide show and on our social media sites. He does a great job at capturing the Bend and Central Oregon lifestyle don’tcha think? Check out his Instagram HERE!
Circumnavigating Crater Lake in the winter is a fun and ambitious way to experience Oregon’s only National Park. Come hear about a recent trip on splitboard and skis from some local Bend peeps. More INFO HERE.
When: Wednesday March 27th 6pm-730pm
Where: Broken Top Bottle Shop
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Where: REI BEND More INFO HERE As gear gets lighter and trails get longer, now is a good time to learn ways to reduce your overall pack weight for your next adventure. While updating gear to save ounces is always a viable strategy, there are ways to adjust your thinking and packing of your current gear to lighten your load. Bring your packed, trail-ready pack for an interactive gear shake-down. An REI expert will teach you hands-on skills that can make your base weight lighter today. No additional gear necessary.
Join the Avid Cider Co. Night Rider Snow Jam for an epic day on the slopes at Hoodoo Ski Area followed by an all-out après ski party. More INFO HERE!
The adventure begins when you board the bus at AVID Cider Company at 10 am en route to Hoodoo. Your bus ticket includes an all-day lift ticket so you can enjoy turns into the evening at Central Oregon’s only destination for night skiing and riding. Try some fantastic Avid Cider Co. beverages and dance under the stars to sweet tunes spun by a live DJ on the Hoodoo patio.
Once the lifts stop at 9 pm, climb onboard the bus for the return trip to Avid…
More FREE live music in Bend tonight with another of the Apres Ski series. Get on track for Yak Attack and bring your dancing shoes. More INFO HERE.
We have to say, this has been a real treat to have an Apres Ski event during the winter months. Thanks to Mt. Bachelor, Deschutes Brewery, Subaru and Crows Feet Commons for making this happen.
When: Friday March 22, 6pm
Where: Downtown Bend – Crows Feet Commons Plaza
Central Oregon Trail Alliance and Bend Bikes invite you to take a closer look at the different ways that bicycles and cars affect the livability of Central Oregon. We can all see that more cars and more congestion are making an unwelcome impact in Bend. More INFO HERE.
When: Thursday March 21, 8pm-930pm
Where: McMenamins Old St. Francis Movie Theater
Bikes vs Cars follows the individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. And it gets you thinking about whether you absolutely have to drive for your next trip, or maybe you don’t…
From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where…
Fly and Field University- Chubby Chernobyl Tying Night with Dean McNaught
Right in time for salmonfly season! Get on down to Fly & Field Outfitters for an evening of learning how to tie one of the most popular salmonfly patterns, the Chubby Chernobyl. Fishing guide Dean, will be leading the instruction. Bring your vise, tools, and materials! Class size is limited to 8, so be sure to RSVP. More INFO HERE!
When: Thursday March 21 – 6p-8p
Where: Fly and Field Outfitters, Bend
California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. SEE THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!
According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks in total.
California conditions have been improving since 2017 when experts happily reported an abundance of rain and snowfall during the winter season.
The rain and snow reduced the amount of drought-affected state land from 97% in 2016 to just 57%. Around the same time, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that America’s nationwide drought had finally come to an endafter…
This winter we’ve been blessed with great snow, and the Wanoga Fatbike Trails have been groomed several days a week (weather dependent) by hard-working groomers. The grooming team, headed up by Gary Meyer, includes Steve Lamerdin, Chris Scotch, Chris Sabo, Richard Candelaria, Neil Wrede, Jim Gauvreau, and Gary Klingler.
Come out Tue Mar 19, 7pm at Pine Mountain Sports to celebrate an awesome winter of fatbike riding. We’ll raise a glass to toast the team’s wonderful work to keep our fatbike trails so rideable and fun!