20/40/60: Do Like the Canadians Do

The Source's crack team tries curling
It was just a few weeks ago when members of the Bend Curling Club added a new listing to our calendar, looking to boost the numbers for their club, which meets several times a week at The Pavilion in Bend.

Onto the Next Adventure

After a lifetime of elite racing, Adam Craig's next big challenge
Early one morning, a friend and I agreed to meet at Mt. Bachelor for some sweet turns.

Brace & Roll

Tumalo Creek's winter offerings can help kayakers prep for the raging rivers ahead
It all started last summer when my father proposed we paddle across the Columbia River at its leanest constriction, between Rowena and Lyle, to the mouth of the Klickitat River.

XC Championships in Bend

Racing for beer, bragging rights or a national championship. Take your pick
If you're into a wintry round of golf, the River's Edge Golf Course in the heart of Bend is one of the places to do it. And in 2016 and 2017, it's also the place for world-class cross country runners to show their chops in what's proved to be a fairly challenging run on the fairway.

20/40/60: Fat Biking.

Three generations; one new outdoor activity.
Thanks to an amazing invention called Google Analytics, we here at the Source Weekly know our audience goes way beyond millennials. Our readers are moms, dads, grandparents, teens and youth, in addition to young adults.

Bird's Eye View

Seeing Central Oregon from a helicopter offers a peek at our winter wonderland in a way no ski lift can muster
Editor's note: The online version of this story has been updated from the print version. Details regarding "landing near Broken Top" have been removed.

Making Waves

Testing the waters for long-term wave energy
Oregon fishermen know the coastal waters better than anyone—and that's probably why they've been tapped to help locate a site ideal for turning ocean waves into electricity. In December, Oregon State University's National Marine Renewable Energy Center was awarded $40 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to construct a wave energy test facility six nautical miles off the coast of Newport.

Best Outdoor Events of 2016

...and what to watch out for in 2017
The year 2016 was a great time to be outside: extreme sport start-ups let Bendites bungee off a bridge or dive into the sky; rare wolves and foxes made brief cameos in the wild; Bachelor debuted a new ski lift; even Pokémon Go helped out, if only fleetingly. To help you start planning your outdoor adventures, here are some of our favorite outdoor events from this year to check out in 2017.

Field Medicine

Wilderness first aid training help responders and patients in remote areas
With so many opportunities to explore the outdoors in Bend come just as many opportunities to get hurt. From a simple sprain to a traumatic injury, getting hurt in the wilderness can elevate the intensity of any medical emergency.


Today Thu, Feb 23rd

  • Snowshoe Nature Hike with a Ranger @ Mt. Bachelor

    Snowshoe Nature Hike with a Ranger

    Mt. Bachelor - Snowshoe Nature tours on Mt. Bachelor with a Forest Service Naturalist Ranger. All interpretive programs focus on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the Cascades....

  • Moms Running Group

    FootZone - All moms welcome with or without strollers. 3-4.5 mile run at 8-12 minute mile paces. This is a fun and encouraging group for moms of all running levels. Runs occur...

  • El Camino de Santiago: Walking the Way

    FootZone - Considering the Camino? Come listen to tales of the trail with Bendites Barb Morris and Jed Holdorph. Two middle aged pilgrims laugh, cry, eat, drink, fight, and take care of...

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