How to rock your 2015 Memorial Day Weekend in Bend

How to rock your 2015 Memorial Day Weekend in Bend

Every year, Memorial Day Weekend marks the kickoff of peak tourism in Bend. It’s when the Bend Visitor Center switches to being open seven days a week (9-5 weekdays, 10-4 weekends) so visitors can meander by for maps, brochures, and tips. There’s a lot going on in Bend every Memorial … Continue reading

Cascade Cycling Classic – Wrap Up

Cascade Cycling Classic – Wrap Up

While Alberto Contador (Spain) was busy winning the Tour de France – “beating” Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck by a whopping 39 seconds (the blink of an eye in the three week event) – 172 riders from all over the world descended on Bend, Oregon for the Cascade Cycling Classic. The CCC … Continue reading

The Nation’s Best Cyclists Descend on Bend.

The Nation’s Best Cyclists Descend on Bend.

The cycling population of Bend is going to grow exponential this weekend – in preparation for the USA Cycling National Championships.  Junior, U23 and Elite road racers from all over the country will descend on Bend to compete in road racing, time trial and criterium events.  For six days, June … Continue reading

Six months later, we are still getting fresh tracks.

Six months later, we are still getting fresh tracks.

May 22nd, 2010.  Bend, Oregon.  Flurries of snow can be seen from my kitchen window.  The Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor are invisible, heavily cloaked in swirling white clouds.  The skis have been retired for the year, but the mountain is calling.  The powder has been accumulating for … Continue reading

Pole Pedal Paddle: The Bend Olympics

Pole Pedal Paddle: The Bend Olympics

With just two weeks until Go-Time, Bend is preparing for its signature event, The Pole, Pedal, Paddle. Kicking off summer and giving a final salute to ski season, the PPP draws more than 2,800 competitors; teams, tandems and individuals skiing; skating, cycling, running, paddling and sprinting from Mt. Bachelor Ski … Continue reading