BEND & Central Oregon Calendar of Events
There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the "Mountain Town that has it all - Bend, Oregon."
Beyond the plethora of incredible events there are plenty of daily activities & tours to immerse yourself in all that makes Central Oregon so unique. Check out our Summer Fun, Winter Fun & Family Fun pages for a complete list of opportunities. Once you've decided on what to do in Bend, be sure to check out our where to stay page for all of your lodging needs. From hotels and motels to vacation rentals and B&Bs, we've got you covered.
2013 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championship
The five-day event will kick off on Wednesday, September 4 with a time-trial course that starts at Crooked River Park in Prineville, approximately 40 minutes northeast of Bend. It’s an out-and-back course that parallels the scenic Crooked River, and represents the second consecutive year a national championship bike race will be hosted in the city of Prineville.
On Thursday and Friday, September 5-6, the competition will shift to the road racing national championships, where another tried and true national championship course will be the challenge of the day. The road racing course will begin at picturesque Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, loop clockwise south past Edison Sno-Park, and continue north up the legendary Sparks Lake Grade on Century Drive. The course, made famous through the Cascade Cycling Classic Stage Race, will end at the West Village parking lot of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8, will see the criterium races on a new course in beautiful downtown Redmond. This is a new addition for 2013, characterized by flat, fast terrain with ample room for larger field sizes.