No Girl Left Behind

No Girl Left Behind

At this year's I Like Pie run, a gaggle of girls will represent the program aimed at encouraging active lifestyles
O ne of the perks of living in Central Oregon is being surrounded by people who live an active life, whether it's through skiing, running, climbing, cycling or a myriad of other sports.

Kim Brannock

Bend's Fish Rescuer, one of many working to save stranded fish and heal the Deschutes
Kim Brannock was running along the Deschutes River Trail on an October afternoon in 2013 when she saw them: fish. Hundreds of dead and dying fish, in a side channel of the Deschutes.

Running and Rocking Out

Headphones designed by a local company help users hear the music while not blocking out environmental sounds
Like other Bendites, mobbing around town on bicycles, I love listening to tunes.

Boys to Men

"Man Camp" aims to foster male courage and empowerment
O ne of Hollywood's most powerful producers, a man accustomed to churning out Oscar statues like so much theater popcorn, winds up in disgrace after explosive, widespread charges of sexual harassment.

Don't Get Those Lululemons In a Twist

How beer yoga can aid in your pursuit of hoppiness. (See what we did there?)
I n a past life I was a yoga teacher.

20/40/60: The Drive Less Challenge

A Millennial, a Xennial and an old hippie endeavor to alt-commute to work. Who will log the most miles?
T he City of Bend is 35.9 square miles—hardly a megalopolis that makes walking, biking or otherwise getting out of your car to get around a daunting task.

Rolling Into a New Season

LCRD kicks off their season this weekend, as the Smokin' Ashes take on the Ventura County Derby Darlins
A  whistle sounds and the clacking of skates against waxed, concrete floors becomes the lively soundtrack to hard hits and even harder falls.

Wading, in Style

New fly fishing apparel brand offers a fresh take on fishing gear, claiming"just say no" to all beige, all the time
W hen people leave Bend to stake their flags elsewhere, some take a twinkle in their eye, one that reflects time spent outside enjoying the high desert.

From Butte Lady to Butte Dude

A change in leadership for the Pilot Butte Challenge — but the passion remains.

Busted Workouts

Exercising outside this week? Know what you're facing first: In terms of smoke and your health.
N o one wants to return from a morning run with a scratchy throat, stinging eyes, and lungs that feel like Muhammad Ali's speed bag.

Hometown Throwdown

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance hosts first Whitewater Park competition
Since inception, the four standing waves of the central channel at Bend's landmark Whitewater Park have ushered and welcomed rivergoers from novice to expert. On Aug. 30, the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance invites one and all to the first of what's hoped to be an annual Whitewater Festival in which paddlers can celebrate and showcase their skills.


Upcoming Events

  • Shoes, Brews & Views Snowshoe Tours

    Wanderlust Tours - Take an off-trail snowshoeing adventure with beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon—with a micro-brew in hand, of course. Enjoy hidden vistas tucked away in the forest, led by...

  • Walk Up Pilot Butte @ Pilot Butte State Park

    Walk Up Pilot Butte

    Pilot Butte State Park - Join JessBFit for this breathtaking walk up Pilot Butte. Stick around after the walk to learn how to use the pull-up bar station at the trail head for strength training...

  • Tuesday Performance Group @ FootZone

    Tuesday Performance Group

    FootZone - Maximize your time with focused, intense efforts. All ages and ability levels welcome. Sessions led by Max King, one of the most accomplished trail runners in the country. Email Max...

  • Soaring Crane Qigong Class

    Soaring Crane Qigong Class

    Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Dec. 1
    @ Blissful Heart – Learn how to balance, circulate and increase Qi (energy) for...

  • Qigong Relaxation Class Series

    Qigong Relaxation Class Series

    Fridays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17
    @ Blissful Heart – Learn how to Balance, Circulate and Increase Qi (energy) and...

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