• Celebrate Oregon State Parks Day - June 1

    Posted on in category Event

    Oregon State Parks Day is June 1! Come out and celebrate at The Cove Palisades State Park with a weekend of camping and outdoor activities. Keep your eyes peeled and you might find one of our limited edition, collectible State Parks pins, several of which will be placed in select parks — including The Cove Palisades — beginning on State Parks Day! Hunt for treasure, enjoy the activities, and, most of all, get out there and play — for the joy of Oregon’s awesome state parks!!!

    More INFO HERE!

  • Get Into Gravel- Part 2

    Posted on in category Biking

    Gravel Grinding is kinda the new thing in biking and events are popping up all over Central Oregon. You can get out with some peeps who are into this tonight Thursday May 30th.

    Get Into Gravel Part 2: May 30th 6-7:30PM at Blazin Saddles
    RIDE NIGHT! Put those tips & tricks to the test! Leave from the shop for an 8-12 mile beginner gravel ride.
    Ride will end back at Blazin Saddles.

    Optional: Join us at Three Creeks Brewing Company after the ride for food & drinks!

    *Sign ups for limited gravel demo bikes available at a discounted price for the ride night- call the shop to reserve.
    **RSVP REQUIRED: 541-719-1213

  • Kayak Field Trip: Habitat Health Of The Upper Deschutes

    Posted on in categories Event , River , Travel & Adventure

    Join the Coalition and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe for a water-based exploration of the Upper Deschutes. This trip will be co-led by Mason Lacy, PhD and Toni Pennington, PhD. Mason will provide insight on the unique hydrology of the Deschutes and discuss opportunities as well as barriers to restoration. Toni will discuss aquatic plants and water quality. More INFO HERE!

    When: Monday, June 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Where: Deschutes River, Dillon to Benham Falls and back. Meet at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe.
    Register here. $65 fee includes all equipment, transport, and river guides.

  • Mt. Bachelor Finale Weekend and Pond Skim Contest

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor will close out it’s 2018-19 season this weekend and there will be the usual fun and shenanigans. Board, Bike and Brews is again the theme. You can ride snow with your boards, dirt with your mountain bike and brews with your friends.  It’s always good times. Check out more INFO HERE.

    Here’s a video we captured from last year to get you stoked.

  • Mt. Bachelor Announces The OUTPLAY 365 PASS

    Posted on in categories Biking , River , Skiing & Snowboarding

    Here’s the press release from Mt. Bachelor on their new year round pass. If the mountain is a place you play winter and summer this is a deal. And, a rafting trip to top it off.


    Sunchaser Spring & 2018-19 Season Finale Celebration This Weekend

    (BEND, Ore.), May 22, 2019 – Mt. Bachelor, a POWDR company, today launched a new pass, Outplay 365, which unlocks year-round access to Central Oregon’s best adventure. Outplay 365 Pass holders receive a full year of unlimited winter lift, Nordic trail, and summer mountain bike park access at Mt. Bachelor and one rafting trip…

  • Deschutes River Urban Corridor Hike

    Posted on in category Hiking

    Hosted by the Coalition For The Deschutes, this 6-mile interpretive hike gives an overview of the many ways the Deschutes River is used, and how it has changed through the decades. We’ll make several stops along the way, including canal diversions and a hydro power station on the southern edge of town. More INFO HERE.

    When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Where: Deschutes River Trail. Meet near the canals on NE Division, approximately across the street from the old Riverbend Brewing Sports Pub location.


  • Leslie Gulch Hike In Oregon's Owyhee Canyon Wilderness

    Posted on in categories Hiking , Travel & Adventure

    Eastern Oregon offers some of the most amazing wilderness and natural areas in the lower 48 and the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) is a leader in protecting and sharing these areas for public enjoyment. ONDA has several hikes detailed on their website to help you explore this region of Oregon. This hike offers different user levels the opportunity to get to some awesome Eastern Oregon desert landscapes.

    Follow the link to the ONDA website for the full description of this recommended hike.

    Remember this is a remote and fragile area of Oregon, so please learn about traveling in these wild areas and use environmentally friendly practices while enjoying.

    From the ONDA website – Leslie Gulch Hike Description

  • 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…

  • Laurenne Ross Shred Camp 2019 At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Mt. Bachelor’s Laurenne Ross and Tommy Ford return home for a two day race camp, May 25-26, 2019. Register online, limited to the first 28 participants, ages 7-18. Camps will begin at 8:00 a.m.  If you aren’t doing the PPP and want to improve your skiing skills, come out with our hometown Olympians. More INFO HERE!

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