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FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 4 / 26-28
THE BEND BIKE SWAP

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The Bend Bike Swap is the perfect place to find new gear, or even sell some of what you may no longer need. He also raises funds for Bend Endurance Academy. Fri, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thump Coffee, 549 NW York Dr., Bend. To free.


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 4 / 26-28
CASCADE GRAVEL CRUSHER

Three days of superb walks through central Oregon. Each ride is different and unique, taking advantage of the vast gravel roads here. Register for the three days of walks or just one. Fri 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. and Sun 9 a.m. Parking on Day 1 at Pacific Crest Middle School, Day 2 at Horse Butte Trailhead, and Day 3 at Sisters Middle School. The prices vary.

TUESDAY 4/30
ANNUAL LAUNCH OF CENTRAL OREGON WHEELERS

The Central Oregon Wheelers Club is getting ready to cycle on the ground! This social is for members and non-members. So if you are thinking of joining us now is the time to get more information. There will be time to talk about the club, the different hikes and the next cycling season. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr., Bend. To free.

WEDNESDAYS IN MAY
SKYLINERS SERIES

Are you interested in doing a bike series or a duathlon? The Skyliners series has a bit of everything and is an event open to cyclists, runners, youth and more! The events will take place throughout Wednesdays in May, until 05/29. Various prices. Skyliner Ranch Road. Find more information at athètessanslimites.org / skyliners.

2nd and 4th Monday of each month
DIRT DIVAS

Group mountain biking outings for women of all levels. Ride with a group that matches your level! Meet at Pine Mountain Sports. Demonstration bikes available; but come 60 minutes early to get one. 2nd and 4th Mondays, with skills training and other information sessions on other Mondays. Visit pinemountainsports.com for more information.

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FLICKR / DIRTDIVAS

SATURDAY 5/11
CASCADE CHAIN ​​CUTTER

Part of the Oregon Off Road and Oregon Junior Mountain Bike series, the Cascade Chainbreaker takes you through hilly terrain and spectacular views. This is the 24th annual race. 8h. Info about bendenduranceacademy.org/chainbreaker.

SATURDAY 5/18
PLE PEDAL PALETTE

Cycling is just one of the sports involved here. The race consists of six stages: alpine skiing / snowboarding, cross-country skiing, cycling, running, canoeing / kayaking / stand up paddle and sprinting. 7:30 am. Starts at Mount Bachelor. Information on pppbend.com.

SUNDAY 5/19
SAGEBROSH CYCLES WOMEN MTN BIKE CLINIC

Greta Elston will run this clinic. Up to 12 runners will be accepted in the course. This will help improve body positions, braking technique, field trips, small jumps and more. 9h. Rockridge Community Park, 20885 Egypt Dr., Bend. $ 160.

WEDNESDAY 22/5
2019 OREGON CENTRAL BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN SUMMIT

The summit brings together residents of central Oregon, transportation planners, city and county officials, and experts from across the state to examine the accomplishments and what remains to be done to make the walking, biking and the use of safe, comfortable and accessible public transportation for everyone in central Oregon … 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bend Park and Recreation District office, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend.

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FLICKR / SISTERS STAMPEDE

SUNDAY 5/27
SURS STAMPEDE

Make the most of Memorial Day weekend by putting on a great ride! The trails focus on great views of the Three Sisters Mountains. Take the 28 mile long course or the shorter 14 mile version. There are different sections of skill levels available. Find a place to stay at Five Pine Lodge or camp for the night. 9h. Three Creeks Brewing, 721 S Desperado Court, Sisters. $ 25 / young, $ 55 / adult.

MAY 29 TO JUNE 2
CLASSIC CYCLING STUNT

Back after a hiatus last year. Rides include gravel roads, Painted Hills, Awbrey Butte and more! The Cascade Cycling Classic really has a bit of it all and offers a variety of tours that will challenge you in different ways. Times, prices and locations vary. Find out more online at cascade-classic.org.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 6/1 & 6/2
BMX GOLD CUP QUALIFIER / STATE RACE DOUBLE

Riders will take their two best scores from any Gold Cup event or state / provincial table and place them towards qualifying for the Gold Cup finals. These two events are the best of BMX here in Central Oregon! Saturday: Registrations start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Smith Rock BMX, 1859 NE Maple Ave., Redmond. $ 40 to participate, free to watch. Sunday: Registrations start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. High Desert BMX, 21690 Neff Road, Bend. $ 20 to participate, free to watch.

5-9 JUNE
OREGON CENTER 500+

A group tour of a lifetime! Cyclists will cycle through Bachelor Mountain, Crooked River Canyon, East Lake, Smith Rock, and McKenzie Pass. Everyone rides in groups of 7-10 people, and you can choose which group in the morning of each race. There will be hiking guides for different paces and massage therapists available after all hikes if you let them know in advance. Food provided. All rides start and end in Bend. 100k and 150 mile options. The departure time depends on the weather, usually at 8 a.m. Various locations in central Oregon.

SATURDAY 6/15
BICYCLE FROM FARM TO TABLE

From Bend, bikers will enjoy a nice ride to Rainshadow Farms. Once there, everyone will be treated to a healthy, organic lunch straight from the farm with all the ingredients of Rainshadow. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rainshadow Organics, 70955 NW Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne. $ 45.

WEDNESDAY 6/19
OREGON TRAIL GRAVEL CRUSHER
HISTORICAL ROUTES

This five-day hike takes you through the Cascade Mountains for nearly 400 miles! There are three categories you can choose from in this race: Explorer, for those who want to combine adventure and racing into one. There is the adventurer, for people who want the easiest route to admire all the incredible landscapes. The last category is the packer, which consists of five days of driving with all the equipment. 4 p.m. The prices vary. Find more information online at oregontrailgravelgrinder.com

WEDNESDAY 19/6 – 17/7
BENDING CRITERIA SERIES
FOUR WEEK SERIES

A series of weekly races sponsored by the Murder of Crows Cycling Club. Stay tuned for more information online and register at obra.org.

SATURDAY 6/22
THE BEST OF THE TWO

An 85 mile course through some of the best spots in central Oregon. From the Wanoga Sno-park, cyclists will eventually circle Bachelor Mountain at over 6,400 feet above sea level and from there explore miles of forest leading to more views of the Mountain. 9h. Wanoga Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Road. $ 130 / solo, $ 200 / double, $ 500 / relay per team of six people.

SATURDAY 7/13
TOWER OF THE FALLS

With five different distances to choose from (7, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles), the Tour Des Chutes is a great event for riders of all skill levels. Each route allows cyclists to enjoy superb landscapes. Stick around for the after party with food, drinks, music and more! 6 a.m. Pacific Crest Middle School, 3030 NW Elwood Lane, Bend. Until June 13: $ 55 / adult, $ 20 / youth.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 13 / 7-14
OREGON 24H & 12H

See how many laps you, your partner or your team can do! Ride for 12 or 24 hours, through a superb 11 mile loop. Solo, duo and team options are available. Bring a tent to rest and get ready for a few intense but fun hours. The rewards will follow on Sunday morning. 9h. Wanoga Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Road. Registration options and prices vary.

SATURDAY 7/20
HIGH CASCADES 100

This 100 mile course is for experienced bikers! You’ll see all kinds of terrain and slopes so be prepared. The views are definitely worth it. 5:30 am. Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr., Bend. $ 270.

THURSDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
THRILLA CYCLOCROSS SERIES
AUTUMN SERIES

Five days of racing of different levels of cyclocross. Sign up for all days or choose to try the races individually. More information online at mbsef.org.

Maria R. Newman