• Tim Lyden Photography - Featured Artist

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Our current featured artist is Tim Lyden. You’ll see his photos on the home page banner, in our social post this month and here in trending. If you would like to feature your photos with us, email us at info@backyardbend.com.

    Tim Lyden Photography produces innovative nature, landscape and night sky photography primarily from the Western US, Western Canada, and Alaska.   Tim has extensively traveled these regions with camera in hand after moving from Alaska to Central Oregon over 7 years ago. Tim’s photos have been published or featured in print or online at Backyard Bend, The Source Weekly, Bend Magazine, The Bend Bulletin, Universe Today, and Northwest Travel and Life Magazine.  Tim was awarded second place in the Best…
  • Ochoco Overlander V2019 Sept 20th-23rd

    Posted on in category Biking

    There are several bike events happening this weekend in #backyardbend. The Bend Fat Bike Tour and the Ochoco Overlander are both excellent ways to get out for multi-day bike adventures with like minded peeps.

    Ochoco Overlander: What’s better than riding over 175 miles in 4 days, climbing over 14,000′ and enjoying some beautiful terrain in Sunny Central Oregon with your best friends? More INFO HERE.

    Your Adventure will take you into the Ochoco National Forest, through the Painted Hills, into Mitchell and around two Wilderness Areas within the Ochoco National Forest. You carry your personal gear (tents, pads, clothes), we will haul a small duffel for each rider (camp comfort), provide a great yet simple aid…

  • Oregon Mountain Bike Experience

    Posted on in category Biking

    This is an epic multi-day mountain bike experience with full support from our friends at Cog Wild. If you have the opportunity to do this – do it! More INFO HERE. 

    Sept 18th – 21st, join the Oregon Mountain Bike Experience with Cog Wild and Mudslinger Events! This year we’re stepping it up with an exclusive experience package for the Bend Fat Tire Tour that includes shuttle and guide support on epic rides, lodging, catered meals, ample beer and a donation to Commute Options and the Oregon Timber Trail Alliance. Remember, this is a fundraiser; what better way to raise funds than to shred kick ass trails and live large for four days?

  • Dirt Divas Night: End of Season Party

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    From Pine Mountain Sports for Monday September 16th.

    Ladies, we want to thank you all for joining us for a kick-ass season of Dirt Divas rides, events, and good times! To celebrate another year of riding together, Pine Mountain Sports is treating all Dirt Divas participants to an End of Season Party!

    UPDATE: The weather may be spotty so we’ve moved our party from on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports – to down the street at Pacific Pizza so we can be indoors…

    We’ll be throwing a party at Pacific Pizza & Brew, just down the block from the shop! We’ll meet up at 5:30P and we’ll have plenty of Deschutes Beer. We hope that you and your female…

  • Ride The Rogue 2019

    Posted on in category Biking

    The Rogue River is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in the U.S. and Oregon and a fall ride is something that won’t disappoint. If you are looking to get out of Bend next weekend consider this.

    Ride the Rogue 2019 is ON!
    Saturday, September 21
    7 AM to 5 PM
    Palmerton Park, Rogue River, Oregon
    Join us in another spectacular cycling event with four routes for every cycling level, great rest stops, an after-ride celebration with (optional) famous Taylors Sausage of Cave Junction BBQ, music, craft beer and more.

    Our annual Ride the Rogue events are currently our only fundraiser to…

  • GiddyUP! Film Tour - Bend

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event , Hiking , Running , Travel & Adventure

    Friday Sep 13th, join in on the Outdoor City USA fun at LOGE Bend for the next stop on the GiddyUP! Film Tour!

    GiddyUP! Film Tour brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social event featuring the best in cycling cinema.

    The GiddyUP! Film Tour unveils films from around the globe showcasing exactly why we all love to ride… A love of tight and twisty singletrack, finding that perfect gravel road for an adventure, grinding out a solid effort all the way to the top of a road climb or simply shedding all the stress from a long day.

    You don’t need to be a cyclist to love these films, you just have to like a…

  • Smith Rock Craggin' Classic 2019

    Posted on in category Climbing

    There is a  lot happening this weekend in #backyardbend. Outdoor City USA at Mt. Bachelor will be a fun interactive outdoor lovers event. The annual Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic is also this weekend Sept 13-15th. Make the most of it and get outdoors. More INFO HERE.

    Let’s celebrate the mighty PNW! Join the American Alpine Club, CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, and Edelrid at Oregon’s historic Smith Rock State Park September 13-15, for the 2019 Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic!

    This 3-day climbing festival celebrates and welcomes climbers at every skill level. We’ve got a full line-up of clinics taught by professional climbers and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides, plus presentations by EDELRID athlete Tommy Caldwell and Sterling athletes…

  • Win A Giant Trance 29 and $3,000 In Other Prizes - Oregon Timber Trail Fundraiser

    Posted on in categories Biking , Event

    Just a day left to get in on this GIVEAWAY.

    The Oregon Timber Trail Alliance is mapping out our priority projects over the next 10 years—and this wish list doesn’t come cheap. To help us fundraise for our stewardship events, education program, community engagement, and new trail builds we’re offering limited edition stickers and sticker packs for the first time! More INFO HERE.

    And to sweeten the deal we’re giving away a Giant Trance Advanced 29 2 or Liv Intrigue Advanced 2 carbon mountain bike in your size, plus a full set of Giant bikepacking bags and a guided trip with Cog Wild. Our explorer’s prize package contains $3,000 worth of prizes and all the proceeds from…

  • Pine Mountain Sports Demo Days at Outdoor City

    Posted on in category Biking

    Outdoor City USA at Mt. Bachelor this weekend Sept 13-15th. The demos and industry expo are a chance to see and try the latest outdoor gear. Events, clinics, races, and the 10 Barrel Block Party are happening and will make for a great weekend of outdoor adventure right in our #backyardbend.

    Pine Mountain Sports and the Santa Cruz Factory Demo Rig will be at Mt. Bachelor Bike Park for some free demo days on Sat Sep 14 (from 9-6P) and Sun Sep 15 (from 9-5P). Great opportunity to ride new models right from the demo site on Mt. Bachelor and surrounding trails. List of bikes on hand and MORE INFO HERE.

  • Thomas Preserve Paddle Tuesday September 10th

    Posted on in category River

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Wanderlust Tours, and Jen Zalewski for a guided paddle to the Thomas Preserve. We’ll float a section of the upper Deschutes River to visit this unique island Preserve for a picnic lunch. Wanderlust Tours will provide the shuttle and boats. Registration for this outing will be through Wanderlust Tours and will cost $80 per person. **Registration is required and opens 2 months prior to the event.**  More INFO HERE!

    Thank you to Wanderlust Tours for partnering with us on this event!

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