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Jul
25
Thu
Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe’s Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

FREE Demos will run from 3 – 6 pm

Years ago some of Bend’s whitewater crew began having little get-togethers after a long day of work and paddling. You can picture it? A little fire pit, some barbecue and beverages, combined with some Blue Grass styled funky jams? This is the Pickin’ &’ Paddlin’ movement. What started out a few friends sharing songs and stories on the banks of the Deschutes has remained true to its roots, and grown through the years. The vibe is inspiring and motivating. The event has become one of Bend’s most popular evenings.

Despite it’s humble beginnings, this event has become a huge community celebration helping raise funds for Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA). The BPTA is on a mission to establish a navigable “paddle trail” within Deschutes County, to enhance river and lake recreation opportunities and promote water safety, education and stewardship.

The Outside Games had a chance to speak with Jason Bowerman from the BPTA, and given that he is also one of Bend’s most recognized musicians, we felt it would be appropriate to have him describe the vibe and energy at the event.

“Everyone has a great time at Pickin’ and Paddlin’ from young children up through grandparents. The bands especially love the home-grown feel and intimate connection they feel with the audience, feeding on the crowd energy once the sun goes down and the dancing begins. Its no wonder that many locals say that in a calendar stuffed with events, this is the one they try not to miss each month.”

Concert line-up:

Headline Band is: The Ben Larsen Band
Openers:  Skillet Head,  Pete Kartsounes (solo sets)
Special Guests: CJ Neary (fiddle), Benji Nagel (Dobro)

Tickets are pre-sold in order to manage capacity. Pre-sale tickets are available through the Tumalo Creek website only and will soon be available. Bring your receipt and ID to get in. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door on a first come first serve basis. This popular event will sell out so please purchase tickets early!

Please Walk, Bike, or Carpool!

Parking is extremely limited at this popular event. Help us reduce our impact on our neighbors by taking alternative transportation. There will be additional bike racks available for your convenience. Parking alternatives: from The Pavilion or Miller’s Landing and walk past the Bend Whitewater Park and under the new tunnel (also known as The Portal to Pickin’).

*Due to OLCC restrictions, sorry, no outside alcohol*

FREE Demos will run from 3 – 6 pm

Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.

Spread the Pickin’ & Paddlin’ gospel online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGmusic #SOBOGpickinnpaddlin

Jul
26
Fri
Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Qualifying Rounds @ Bend Rock Gym
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am
Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Qualifying Rounds @ Bend Rock Gym | Bend | Oregon | United States

Join Hayden Homes and Bend Endurance Academy as they bring you with the Bend Summer Bouldering Comp. In only it’s third year this climbing event has grown to one of the biggest climbing competitions in Central Oregon with one of the largest cash purses in the US.

Many of us think about climbing taking place on far away cliffs with lots of fancy gear and slow moving ascents. Over the past few decades, climbing has evolved into a variety of genres; bouldering being one of them.

In its infancy, bouldering was mainly used as a way to train and practice for the big stuff in the mountains. Climbers would get together sans the typical gear and work on their athleticism and rock climbing skills with just some climbing shoes, a bag of chalk, and a few friends.

Today, bouldering has evolved into its own genre where athletes have become specialists in this discipline of climbing. With commercial climbing gyms popping up in every major metro area across the country, rock climbing and bouldering in particular, is quickly becoming a sport that everyone can access no matter where they live or how close the nearest cliff is.

The sport of competitive climbing is growing every year. So much so that bouldering/sport climbing is being included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! Bouldering competitions provide a fast paced sporting event, combined with amazing physical talent and dynamic movement, making this a great sport for both athletes and spectators alike.

The event starts at Bend Rock Gym on Friday July 26th with the qualifying rounds for the Pro men and women and the recreational fields. Friday wraps up with the Advanced and Beginner “For Funzies ” categories where climbers of all ages and skill levels have their chance in the spotlight as they compete for prizes and glory.

Don’t miss the Hayden Homes Summer Boulder Comp Finals at Goodlife Brewing Saturday night from 6 – 10 pm!

Spread the bouldering gospel online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGbouldering #SOBOGclimbing #bendsummercomp

Rubblebucket FREE CONCERT with MOsley WOtta @ Century Center
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm
Rubblebucket FREE CONCERT with MOsley WOtta @ Century Center | Bend | Oregon | United States

FREE CONCERT

Doors: 5 pm

Show: 6 pm

Location: Century Center/Goodlife Brewing

Cost: Did we mention it’s FREE?!

Bands:

RUBBLEBUCKET: A BIOGRAPHICAL SOMETHING

Rub-ble-buck-et [ru-bulbuckit]

Noun

1.
A vessel in which workers collect waste materials on a construction site;
We need a rubblebucket for all this rubble.

2.
A wild indie-sweat-pop band from Brooklyn, NY;
I’m jonesing for the new Rubblebucket EP ‘If U C My Enemies.’

3.
The condition of having hard nipples, or riding a mean yes wave;
He has great Rubblebucket.

Verb

4.
The act of uncrossing one’s arms and letting loose, while strange, new feelings and sounds flood mind and body, leading to uncontrollable dancing, possible injury and definite sweat;
We Rubblebucketed all night long.

For more things Rubblebucket go to www.rubblebucket.bandcamp.com

MOsley WOtta BIO

Chicago born Jason McNeal Graham ( August 17, 1983) better known as MOsley WOtta, (MOWO) is a consummate creative. MOsley WOtta has been featured internationally as a speaker, performer, poet, visual artist and educator for well over a decade. A former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon,MOWO’s work focus on the power of voice. He has been featured multiple times as a TED X speaker/performer. His CV includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, MAGIC trade show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, PBS Oregon Art Beat. Recently MOWO was selected as and Oregon Humanities Conversation Project leader. Additionally MOWO is an Art Ambassador with the RISE UP INTL and the US Embassy.

For more things MOWO go to www.iammowo.com

#SOBOGgoodlife #SOBOGmusic

Jul
27
Sat
Metolius River Preserve Hike @ Metolius River Preserve
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Metolius River Preserve Hike @ Metolius River Preserve | Sisters | Oregon | United States

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall for a tour of our new Metolius River Preserve! We’ll hike a portion of the beautiful west side Metolius River trail from Lower Bridge Campground south into the Preserve. Enjoy river scenes while you explore the Preserve’s mixed pine, cedar, and spruce forest. Then, learn more about the Preserve’s super cool fen–a special kind of wetland.  Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

Hike Rating: This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike on established trails.

What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

#SOBOGoutdoorlife #SOBOGnaturewalks

Cog Wild’s Mountain Bike Shuttles at Mt. Bachelor @ Mt. Bachelor
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Test ride the latest mountain bikes at Mt. Bachelor with Cog Wild Mountain Bike Shuttles. Join us at Mt. Bachelor and take your test bike for a spin.

All shuttles and bikes are free for throughout the day.

An ID and Credit Card will be required to demo a bike. Please bring your personal helmet, as they will be required. Flat pedals will be available. If you have a specific shoe and pedal combination you prefer, please bring them with you. Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.

Spread the mountain bike gospel online with your personal social media networks.

#SOBOGmtb #SOBOGdemodays #cogwild

Mt. Bachelor Bike Park Event @ Mt. Bachelor
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mt. Bachelor Bike Park Event @ Mt. Bachelor | Bend | Oregon | United States

2019 Subaru of Bend Outside Games Mt. Bachelor Bike Park Event will feature:

  • FREE downhill mountain biking on their Sunshine lift and it’s collection of three trails plus the skills park. This is a $19 value.
  • Discounted All-Mountain Bike Park lift tickets that will allow access to the Pine Marten lift trails (snow-melt permitting) at the reduced price of $23 for adults and $15 for youth.  Regular prices are $42 and $34.
  • Live music on the bar deck that afternoon by the Mostest from 1 – 3 PM
  • Free bike demos.  The fleet of Norco endure and downhill plus kids bikes will be available for free demos.  Helmet, Pads and Insurance (highly recommended) will be extra.
  • Cog Wild will be onsite to do free skills clinics and lift laps with anyone doing a Saturday demo

As an extension to the 300+ miles of single track offered here in Central Oregon, The Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers lift served access to an additional 13 miles of downhill oriented trails. Our beginner lift, Sunshine Accelerator serves as a great introduction to the bike park for all ability levels. From there, riders can progress to Pine Marten Express where a combination of machine built and single track trails provide a thrill for any adventurous spirit – from intermediate runs to advance double black diamond trails.

Mt. Bachelor’s operating schedule is tentative and subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors. Please check our Conditions Report before you drive to the mountain.

For more info visit – www.mtbachelor.com/summer/mountain-biking

Spread the mountain biking love online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGmtbike #SOBOGmtbachelor

Mountain Bike Stunt/Trials Show @ Mt. Bachelor
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am
Mountain Bike Stunt/Trials Show @ Mt. Bachelor | Bend | Oregon | United States

Come watch North America’s best stunt/trial riders do amazing things on bikes with two performances at 11 am & 1 pm!  They will hop, jump and ride a variety of obstacles in Mt. Bachelor Bike Park showcasing the sport of Mountain Bike Trials.

JEFF ANDERSON

Jeff Anderson is a trials rider from Vancouver, Canada. He is the current North American Champion narrowly beating USA Champion Ross Winsor in Colorado last year. Jeff has traveled the world performing shows and competing. Some of his highlights include 4th place in Shanghai’s Master’s Cup and 10th place at last years World Championships in Italy. Jeff grew up racing cross country mountain bikes and switched to the discipline of trials in grade 8.

ROSS WINSOR

Ross Winsor is a bike trials rider from Bend, OR. He has been riding trials for 14 years and competing for 12. After getting his start in mountain biking on the technical trails of New England, he took up trials early in high school. He is 2-time U.S. National Champion and the 2nd-ranked trials rider in North America (after #1 Jeff Anderson). Ross has traveled and competed all over the world, including the UCI World Championships and UCI World Cups in Norway, Andorra, France, and Italy. He works in Bend at Webcyclery, the largest trials shop in the U.S.

Share the stoke on your own social channels. #SOBOGbiketrials #SOBOGbike

Performances: 11 am & 1 pm

Also support these two athletes online!

Checkout Jeff’s YouTube channel TrialsStars or add him on Instgram or Facebook @jefftrials.

Follow Ross on Instagram @ross_winsor

Meadow Camp Kayak Race on the Deschutes @ Riverbend Park
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Race the river, cheer from the shore, or just join the party! Grab a picnic basket and head up river from the Bill Healy Bridge on the river trail for an amazing view of this Meadow Camp Kayak Race.

The Meadow Camp Kayak Race will cover a continuous 2 miles of section of class 3 and class 4+ Whitewater with easy spectator access and viewing throughout the run. The Meadow Camp run is starting to achieve some national recognition. The whitewater run is of high consequence so racers will be starting in 2min increments, racing purely against the clock. If attempted by inexperienced paddlers the run can end with tragic results. This section of the Deschutes River is powerful, rugged and demanding.

The visuals alone are worth the hike in. The competitors will earn your cheers and admiration by dancing with some of Mother Natures most powerful forces. Grab some cold ones, throw in some snacks, then head out on a little adventure to a part of the river you may have never seen. Come and join some of the NW region’s finest boaters as they mob down this amazing section of the Deschutes River.

Proceeds go to BPTA.

More info available at:
https://www.facebook.com/meadowcamprace/

Interested in spreading the good will around the kayak events on your social media? #SOGkayak #SOGmeadowcamp

FREE Music & Yoga at GoodLife Brewing @ GoodLife Brewing Company
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FREE Music & Yoga at GoodLife Brewing @ GoodLife Brewing Company | Bend | Oregon | United States

Saturday July 27, Music & Yoga will be offered for FREE from 2 – 3 pm at GoodLife Brewing as part of the Subaru of Bend Outside Games!

Additional details coming soon.

Help spread the word by sharing the Yoga love via your personal social networks. #SOBOGyoga

Slackline Demos & Clinics by Tula Movement Arts @ GoodLife Brewing Company
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The sport and art form of Slacklining has gained momentum and popularity world-wide.

Join Tula Movement Arts Saturday July 27 at GoodLife Brewing for Slacklining Demos, aerial displays, but also a wealth of information. They will be onsite to help get you started and answer questions about these great practices!

Hayden Homes Summer Bouldering Comp Final Round @ Goodlife Brewing
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Hayden Homes and Bend Endurance Academy as they enlighten you with the Bend Summer Bouldering Comp. In it’s forth year this climbing event has grown to the largest and most acclaimed climbing competition in Central Oregon with one of the largest cash purses in the US.

Many of us think about climbing taking place on far away cliffs with lots of fancy gear and slow moving ascents. Over the past few decades, climbing has evolved into a variety of genres; bouldering being one of them.

In its infancy, bouldering was mainly used as a way to train and practice for the big stuff in the mountains. Climbers would get together sans the typical gear and work on their athleticism and rock climbing skills with just some climbing shoes, a bag of chalk, and a crew of friends.

Eventually, bouldering developed as its own genre and its own “thing”; where some became specialists in this art form. With commercial climbing gyms popping up in every major metro area across the country, rock climbing and bouldering in particular, is quickly becoming a sport that everyone can access no matter where they live or how close the nearest cliff is.

The sport of competitive climbing is growing every year. So much so that bouldering/sport climbing is being included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo! Bouldering competitions provide a fast paced sporting event, combined with amazing physical talent and dynamic movement, making this a great sport for both athletes and spectators alike.

Saturday night the Pro Category Finalists go head to head at GoodLife Brewing from 6pm-10pm.

Be sure to come early, get a beverage, and find a good spot to spectate and cheer. It will be standing room only.

Mike Rougeux, Climbing Director at Bend Endurance Academy, is very excited about this years event and prospective finalists. “We have a great field of some of the top competitive climbers from Canada and the US hoping to get a spot in the finals at GoodLife. The venue and the format makes for a great spectating event and we’re excited to once again showcase to the Bend community how cool a bouldering competition is to watch. It’s face passed, easy to follow, requires athletic power and grace, and there’s always a sense of excitement and drama as climbers lunge to that last hold or try to stick that next move as the clock quickly ticks away.”

The format is simple:

There will be five women and five men finalists from Friday’s qualifying round. There will be four different climbs for each category over the course of the night. Each of the athletes will have four minutes to solve and navigate each route and get as high up the climb as they can. The goal is to get to the top of the climb with the least amount of tries as possible. The climber that ends up with the most amount of tops, or highest holds in the least amount of tries, takes home the prize.

Climbing and bouldering boasts an amazing community of people. Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.

Spread the bouldering gospel online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGbouldering #SOBOGclimbing #bendsummercomp

Jul
28
Sun
Elk Lake Resort’s Sups & Pups @ Elk Lake Resort
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am
Elk Lake Resort's Sups & Pups @ Elk Lake Resort | Bend | Oregon | United States

JD Platt Sups & K9 Kings, beers and more!

Sunday July 28th Elk Lake Resort’s Sups & Pups is an event that the whole family as well as your four legged friends will all enjoy! The day starts out with a Dog Paddleboard Race. Bring your K9 companion and try to beat last year’s champions around the spectator friendly lakefront course. Later that day bring your best choreographed routine and show Elk Lake spectators your moves in the Freestyle Paddleboard Competition. The day rounds out with one of Central Oregon’s most beloved entertainers and most avid supporters of the Humane Society of Central Oregon, JD Platt and his K9 Kings! They put on a show that your family will not want to miss! Starting at 11 a.m. there will be a BBQ Food Booth and Beer Trailer where Humane Society volunteers will be pouring beers from all of our brewery sponsors.

All proceeds from the event go to support the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

Interested in spreading the good will around the SUP events on your social media?

#SOBOGsup #SOBOGpaddling

Cog Wild’s Mountain Bike Shuttle Day @ Wanoga Snow Play Area
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Test ride the latest mountain bikes at the Cog Wild Mountain Bike Shuttle Day. Join us at Wanoga Trail Head and take your test bike down Funner or TiddlyWinks. The shuttle will pick you up at the “Green Gate” trail head, and get you back to the demo for another run.

All shuttles and bikes are free for throughout the day.

An ID and Credit Card will be required to demo a bike. Please bring your personal helmet, as they will be required. Flat pedals will be available. If you have a specific shoe and pedal combination you prefer, please bring them with you. Please help spread the good word on this event, before, during and after.

Spread the mountain bike gospel online with your personal social media networks.

#SOBOGmtb #SOBOGdemodays #cogwild

White Water Park Celebration @ Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
White Water Park Celebration @ Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe | Bend | Oregon | United States

White Water Park Celebration – Sunday, July 28th

9:00-11:00 Registration – $10 registration for unlimited events

Rec release in passageway – 8:00am-11:00am

10:00-11:00 Freestyle Expression on the Wave

11:00- Throwing buckets surf comp

11:30-1:00 Freestyle Kayak comp

1:30-1:50 King of the Wave

1:55-2:10 Queen of the Wave

2:30-3:00 Kayak Downriver Race

3:05-3:25 SUP Downriver Race

3:30-4:00 Eddy’s Raft Freestyle

4:15 Mass Start Tube Race

Since inception, the four standing waves of the central channel in Bend’s landmark White Water Park have ushered and welcomed river goers novice to expert. The Subaru of Bend Outside Games and the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance (BPTA) invites one and all to the second annual White Water Park Celebration where paddlers can celebrate and showcase their skills.

Home town throw down style, a judge will be at each feature grading for categories like best rider and trick. Spectators will enjoy play by play announcement, identify competitors by bib numbers and see SUPers on Jason’s, surfers and boogie boarders on The Green and kayakers on all waves. The surf community has shared that the Green wave is usually optimal in the winter; thus most advanced tricks and moves can be seen then.

“Bend’s is a Whitewater Festival is a reflection of the kayaking and surf culture; A fun and informal expo of the talented water enthusiasts in Central Oregon,” says Geoff Frank, lifelong kayaker and Owner/Operator of Tumalo Creek. “It has been amazing to see the swell of positive energy created at Pickin’ & Paddlin’ over the fundraising years barrel roll over into the comradery and inclusive energy felt when paddling in the park. Celebrating the river, celebrating the transformation of the dangerous Colorado Spillway into a community asset for novices, families and elite paddlers, that’s what this event is all about.”

Michelle Healy, of Bend Parks and Rec echos this sentiment saying, “[the White Water Park Celebration] demonstrates and shares with the public the uniqueness of the feature[s] and the amazing community of users and their relationships at the park. There is a camaraderie and special culture developing down there.”

It may surprise some Bendites to know the story of the White Water Play Park started approximately fifteen years ago. Through a staple fundraiser and cult-classic local concert series Pickin’ & Paddlin’, the BPTA was able to raise over a million dollars of private funds to contribute to bond measure 9-86, one of the largest cash donations to a public project in Bend’s history. Among the spillway renovations the bond measure included other community building projects like the skating rink, a southeast area park, Pine Nursery recreational fields expansion and and various trail connections.

Spread the White Water Park Celebration stoke online with your personal social media networks. #SOBOGsurf #SOBOGwhitewater

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