Top 10 Gravel Rides in Central Oregon

Top 10 Gravel Rides in Central Oregon

Stellar fall weather is holding throughout the region. Check out these gravel rides, for as long as the season lasts
There's lots of buzz in the cycling community about gravel riding.

Trail Champion

A longtime advocate for Oregon trails wins a statewide award
During the 2018 Oregon Trails Summit in October, Bruce Ronning considered the idea of leaving early to head to the coast for vacation.

Haunted History

Where to find actual haunts in Bend
The Deschutes Historical Museum organizes a special ghostly version of its Heritage Walking Tour, only available for two days leading up to Halloween. During those recent seasonal tours, listeners get an earful of history and learn about ghostly encounters that some say they've experienced in Bend's historic downtown.

Training for Cure

Local cyclists with type 1 diabetes overcome challenges to train for a big ride
Laura Glover, Kelsey Bennett and a group of other Central Oregon cyclists prepare for a bike ride like many do—mapping out a route, inflating tires, lubricating chains, slipping on gloves and snapping helmets tight.

Trail Tales Debut

Two longtime locals debut a new conversation series around the outdoors
Longtime Bendites Sue Fox and Kristian Jamieson met many moons ago, while adventure sporting in Oregon.

Mushroom Hunt

Learn about harvesting wild, edible mushrooms from the experts
Fall is a great time to stalk wild mushrooms.

In Transition

Fall is here. Now's the time to get the next season's gear ready to rock
After a hot, smoky, dusty summer, Central Oregonians look forward to the cooler nights and cloudier days of fall and winter.

On Stewardship

At the intersection of loving the outdoors and "loving it to death" is one big buzzword. We explore what it means
In a Bend area Visitors Survey conducted for summer 2017 by Visit Bend, 69 percent of tourists reported visiting Bend for outdoor recreation, leisure, sightseeing and brewery tourism.

Fall Fashion, Sportsy Edition

Our Fall Style feature aimed to show you what's out there, beyond the puffy jacket. But in the High Desert, we know you want your outdoor threads, too
Weather wise, there's lots to look forward to in an autumn in the High Desert.

Go Here

Late-season hiking on the PCT
Put on your hiking shoes and follow in the footsteps of history

Is Football Still King?

Participation rates are falling for tackle football, locally and nationwide
Across the country, traditional contact sports—including tackle football and soccer—are seeing declining participation rates in high school and among kids aged 6 to 12.


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  • Re: Trail Champion

    • Awards over function (as most projects have scheduled awards before even being built), anyone who…

    • on November 12, 2018
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    • I've seen first hand this very problem increase in California over the years. It made…

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