• Dirt Divas Women’s MTB Ride Monday July 23

    Posted on in category Biking

    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…

  • Central Oregon Fire Update

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    Wildfire Update: Two wildfires continue to burn in the Central Oregon District; the Substation and Cemetery fires. You can get complete details at the links on our weather pages and HERE!

    Cemetery Fire Announcement 7/19/18

    Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8), Incident Commander, Doug Johnson, assumed management of the Cemetery Fire this morning at 6:00 am.  The incident command post (ICP) is located at the Paulina School and fire camp is located at the Rodeo Grounds in Paulina, Oregon. The Cemetery Fire was started by early morning lightning storms on July 16th and is burning on Ochoco National Forest, Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry protected private lands, and Post-Paulina Rangeland Fire Protection…

  • Central Oregon Fishing Report 7 19 18

    Posted on in category Fishing

    If you are heading out for some fishing this weekend you’ll need the Central Oregon Fishing Report. Kyle from Fly & Field Outfitters gives us the low down for this week. For more info check out the full report at Fly & Field Fishing Reports. Have a great weekend out there in #backyardbend.

  • C. O. Nordic Club Trail Work Party Sat July 21

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Skiing & Snowboarding

    The volunteers of the Central Oregon Nordic Club (CONC) are preparing our ski and snowshoe trails for winter and need your help!

    The Sat July 21 work party at Edison Sno-Park will involve brushing ski and a snowshoe trails, installing more trail markers as needed, and restaining the AC/DC Shelter. Pine Mountain Sports is in need of about 16 folks for this work and CONC will furnish at least 4 crew leaders.

    Meet at Pine Mountain Sports at 9:15A and we’ll carpool up to Edison, leaving the store by 9:30A. If you are leaving your car in town, please park in the neighborhood behind the store on 15th, or across the street in the old Ray’s parking lot…

  • 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.

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