May
1
Fri
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
May 1 – Sep 15 all-day

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt.Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation.

Gravity will be your friend, as you descend deep into the Oregon back country. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip, you will descend over 2,500 vertical feet on your mountain bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to 6 pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as 2 safe natural waterslides to explore and play in.

This region is considered by archaeologists to be one of the richest sights in the Northwest. Native Americans have lived in the shadow of this dynamic volcano for at least 10,000 years. When the group arrives at the waterfalls below, we’ll indulge in the traditional Paulina Plunge and then break for a snack lunch.

TOUR COST: $65 per person for all ages. Recommended age 4-70 years. Mountain bike, helmet and day pack are included.

Visit their website for more details!

May
16
Sat
Pole Pedal Paddle @ Finish at Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 16 all-day

Pole Pedal Paddle 2014

The Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish. You can do it all yourself or be part of team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports amateur alpine, cross country, snowboard, and cycling training for junior athletes. Our main objective is to assist junior athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic, and personal goals.

The program’s guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievement and promote the positive values of competitive sport: sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, character building, and the pursuit of healthy lifetime activities.

MBSEF would like to thank everyone who makes this event possible. This includes the athletes, sponsors, volunteers, and the City & citizens of Bend, Oregon.

MBSEF’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading youth sports training organization promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.

Jul
4
Sat
Independence Day Lawn Games @ Resort Sports Center
Jul 4 all-day

Grass Bocce Ball

Relax in the sunshine and join in on some of your favorite Lawn Games at the Resort Sports Center, including Ring Toss, Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, Badminton and Croquet. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Nov
1
Sun
Halloween Cyclocross Crusade @ Deschutes Brewery, Old Mill District
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Bend Halloween Cyclocross

 

The legendary Halloween Cyclocross Crusade race is back for the third year, and will again take place at Deschutes Brewery in the Old Mill District.

Witness the fun and mayhem of over 1,000 cyclocross racers donning costumes and competing for Cross Crusade points. In addition to two days of epic racing, attendees will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Deschutes Brewery beer garden, live music, and cultural food and festivities.