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  • Smith Rock Craggin' Classic Sep 14-16

    Posted on in category Climbing

    In Oregon at historic Smith Rock State Park this September 14 -16, the 2018 event will feature films, slideshows, clinics, parties, community and local stewardship and conservation projects all in celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s climbing and climbers!  More INFO HERE!

    With a full lineup of climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and local guides from Chockstone Climbing Guides, you’re sure to find a clinic right for you. New this year, we are hosting Adventure Film Fest, featuring gritty and inspiring adventure films. Enjoy plenty of local beer from Silver Moon Brewing Co. and local food trucks, a silent auction and raffle, with incredible deals on top-end gear. Additionally, we hope you join us for REPRESENT—a discussion exploring diversity and inclusion in the…

  • Under Armour Mountain Running Series 2018 At Mt. Bachelor

    Posted on in category Running

    This is year two for the Under Armour Mountain Running Series at Mt. Bachelor, this Saturday September 15.  It should be a fun day of trail running and fun. Here is a video we produced for last year to get you stoked. The courses and races are a little different than last year so check out the Mt. Bachelor’s website for this year’s specifics. More INFO HERE.

  • New Featured Artist Riley Marshall

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventure

    Meet our new “Featured Artist” Riley Marshall. Riley is an active outdoor enthusiasts and enjoys playing around outside in Central Oregon doing a variety of activities. Skiing, Snowboarding, rock climbing, biking, hiking, camping and even skydiving. As the marketing manager for a local outdoor products company, Velocity Equipment, she captures #backyardbend with an active perspective. You can see more of her photos on the home page banner and check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more too. you can find her on instagram @therileymarshall.

    Thanks for sharing your photos Riley and thanks for sharing your stoke for Central Oregon!!!

  • Trail Tales: A Conversation With Inspiring Community Members Copy

    Posted on in category Event

    We got together with our friends at Deschutes Brewery and Frisky Ripples to create a forum to highlight various topics with inspiring community members. This is a series of discussions that will take place at Deschutes Brewery Public House.

    Deschutes Brewery Presents…… Trail Tales: Conversation with Inspiring Community Members.

    Brought to you by BackyardBend and FriskyRipples

    Trail Tales is a live, hosted conversation, with a mission to build local connections and bring our Bend community together.

    Trail Tales is hosted by, Sue Fox and “Jaymo” Kris Jamieson. The two lifelong Oregonians have been in Bend since way before it was cool, and enjoy the trails and tribulations of our growing community, just as you do. We’ve felt it…

  • Back To School and Bend Traffic

    Posted on in category Uncategorized

    Bend traffic, school zones, being nice. It’s really pretty easy. Check It Out.

  • Bend Bicycle Film Festival Friday Sep 7th At The Tower

    Posted on in category Biking

    Join the Bend Bicycle community at the Tower Friday for a night of fun and fundraising while watching local films of, yes you guess it, biking!!! This is a great time to hang out with great people who care about biking in Bend and the movie makers sharing their stoke for riding in Central Oregon.

  • Paddle Boarding The John Day River - Presentation

    Posted on in categories Event , Travel & Adventure

    Looking for something to do this week while learning about #backyardbend? Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate, and share tales of epic backcountry adventures told by members of our local community. More INFO HERE.

    On September 5th, local writer, Oregonian and outdoors woman Krystal Marie Collins (AKA K.M. Collins when featured in the Source Weekly) will recount her paddle boarding trip along the John Day River. She will read her May article “50 Miles For The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act’s 50th Anniversary” accompanied by select video and photographic footage. During the reading she will expand on topics from the original article such as access to public lands for underserved populations and…

  • Cold War Kids Live In Bend September 1st

    Posted on in category Music

    Another live show at Oregon Spirit Distillers tomorrow Sept 1st. This should be another great show at this great small venue. There are still some limited tickets left. Get them HERE!

  • Community Pints Tuesday Aug 28th - Deschutes Brewery

    Posted on in category Event

    Raise a glass to sustainability! Every Tuesday in August, Deschutes Brewery will donate $1 of every pint sold to The Environmental Center. More INFO HERE!

  • Top Mens All Mountain Skis

    Posted on in category Skiing & Snowboarding

    Well… for many in Central Oregon and other mountain towns it’s time to start thinking about skiing and snowboarding as summer slowly starts to fade. This video from skis.com covers some 2019 mens all mountain skis and gives a nice look at 7 of the best and insight into what your looking for in an all mountain ski. Check it out!!!

    Full article HERE!

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