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Celebrate the upcoming winter solstice with a candlelit ski session

Many people in Bend love outdoor adventure and live music, so why not combine the two?
According to History.com, human beings may have been observing the winter solstice as early as the Neolithic period, around 10,200 BC. Stone Age people would hold several types of rituals at sacred sites in celebration of the changing seasonal cycle.

All About Avalanches and How to Avoid Them

An education in snow science is one workshop away
Central Oregon is known for its abundance of winter activities.

Weigh in on Proposed Lemon Gulch Trail

COTA seeks advocacy for new mountain bike trail
Central Oregon is famous for its beautiful and technical mountain biking trails. Wanting to add to the scenic yet challenging options available, the Central Oregon Trail Alliance proposed a new 50-mile trail called Lemon Gulch to the U.S. Forest Service in 2017.

Learn About Skyline Forest with Dirty Freehub

This will be an informative—and short—session to get you up to speed
Gravel cyclists who ride between Bend and Sisters got a rude awakening this past year when a local landowner began to put "No Trespassing" signs on the Brooks-Scanlon Haul Road/4606 road between the two towns.

Happy Girls is a Half-Marathon/5k Scenic Run

Scenery + fresh air + running = Happy Girls
Beautiful views and fresh air are two widely abundant things when discussing a town like Sisters in Central Oregon. Mix in a bit of running and proper health and safety guidelines and out comes the 2021 Happy Girls Sisters Run.

Walk and See the Birds

Bird watching is an excellent way to get some fresh air and learn something new
Human beings have always been mesmerized by majestic birds that fly overhead. Hawks, hummingbirds and owls are popular species that bird enthusiasts love getting a glimpse of while exploring nature in Oregon.

RISE Troops Challenge

A 3-mile or 7-mile obstacle course race that honors those who have served in the military
To honor those who have served in the military, Rise Events is hosting the third annual RISE Troops Challenge. The challenge at hand is a 3-mile or 7-mile obstacle course race that participants can tackle individually or with a die-hard team.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Oregon Natural Desert Association hosts annual film festival
Technology in today's world allows for more people to get involved with issues that span the globe. Climate activists and conservationists are among the groups taking advantage of those media resources.

See the Stars at Observatory Nighttime Visits

Since the beginning of time people have been mesmerized by the glimmering dots that light up the night sky – stars!
From Galileo Galilei to Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomers and curious folk alike have always been intrigued by the heavens above. With the help of the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory everybody now has the chance to get up close and personal with the night sky.

Cross is Back!

Can Chaser, Thrilla races mean cyclocross is happening again in Central Oregon
It's a thing bike lovers look forward to all year: The end of summer and the return of the silly fun that is cyclocross. That eagerness is even more pronounced this year, as races return after being largely shut down for the 2020 season.

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