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Get off the Couch and Curl

Bend Curling Club promotes the sport in Central Oregon
The closest many people have gotten to the sport of curling is by watching matches during the Winter Olympics on TV, maybe thinking "I think I can do that." With the opening of The Pavilion ice rink in 2016 and the founding of the Bend Curling Club, that distance from couch to ice has narrowed.

Optimism and the Climate

A mountaineer's perspective on surviving a trek vs. surviving a climate crisis
As a professional mountain climber, I'm known to be somewhat of an optimist. In my profession, a healthy dose of optimism comes in handy.

Offer perspective on the future of the Deschutes River

Oregonians have a few more days to weigh in on the future of one of Central Oregon's most vital resources
Oregonians have a few more days to weigh in on the future of one of Central Oregon's most vital resources: the Deschutes River.

Basecamp: Maupin/Dufur

Gravel cycling at lower elevation, and in warmer temps
Fall gravel cycling can be a tad tricky: where exactly does the snow start and end? Rather than taking chances in Bend, here's a better idea: head to the Maupin, Dufur, Tygh Valley area and enjoy the lower elevation. Locals say the daily temps are 5 to 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the region. While that doesn't mean riders can plug in the blender to mix up margaritas: it does mean it will be warm enough to crank through miles on a bicycle.

Bend Curling Club Bonspiel

Teams of four play four matches Friday and Saturday, with a final round Sunday morning
For those looking to get into a winter-related sport that doesn't involve shusshing down a mountain, curling may be the answer. The Bend Curling Club is inviting participants to its upcoming Bonspiel—the term curlers use for "tournament."

Finishing Is What Matters

82-year-old Sharlene Tobin will run her 66th half marathon this weekend in the Happy Girls Sisters race
Sharlene (Shar) Tobin's first running shoes were a pair of white Adidas "Countries" with green stripes—the smallest size made for men. That was in 1971 when she lived in Kailua, on the windward side of Oahu.

A First Ascent of Link Sar

Local alpinist recalls his team's triumphant climb to the summit of a mountain in Pakistan's Karakoram
For me, alpinism—the art of climbing in the alpine environment—is all about an equation that balances providing oneself with opportunities for success with defining success in a way that encourages survival. Alpine mountain climbing is a practice that distinctly lacks guarantees.

6/12/16: Three Kids and Pump Track

One year after its opening, Redmond's Homestead pump track is as popular as ever
If you've been reading the Source Weekly a while, you might recall our ongoing 20/40/60 segment, in which people of three different ages (20ish, 40ish and 60ish) try out a new activity in Central Oregon. But since Redmond's pump track is such a draw for kids, we couldn't go with that typical format; instead of adults, we had to gain insight from local kid riders.

What's new in Redmond trail riding

In honor of the Redmond Issue, here's an update on the trails in or near Redmond
Volunteers from Central Oregon Trail Alliance are the heroes who keep the local trails maintained—and who also build new trails for riders to enjoy. In honor of the Redmond Issue, here's an update on the trails in or near Redmond, courtesy of Bob Gilbert, COTA's Redmond chapter representative:

Bend or Bust

Water sports giant, Aquaglide, moved to Bend last year. Now it has big plans for local water fun
Aquaglide designs and manufactures aquaparks, inflatable kayaks, standup paddle boards and towables for watersports enthusiasts and outdoor recreationalists. The company moved to Bend last October.

An Uphill Battle

Biking to help fight cancer with the Oregon Cancer Bike Out
It's no secret: Central Oregonians love to mountain bike. Putting those tires on a good piece of trail can be euphoric for people.

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  • Re: Optimism and the Climate

    • Wonderful article to pull at the heartstrings of the public. It might be more educational…

    • on November 19, 2019
  • Re: Optimism and the Climate

    • This is a wonderful article. It means a lot to me as a long term…

    • on November 19, 2019
  • Re: Optimism and the Climate

    • Graham Zimmerman is an excellent fellow and an awesome climber. I had the opportunity to…

    • on November 14, 2019
  • Re: Offer perspective on the future of the Deschutes River

    • The deadline for making HCP comments has been extended to Dec. 3. You can find…

    • on November 14, 2019
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    • Great questions! We deeply care about the land we live on and the water we…

    • on October 15, 2019

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