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Summer!

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o matter what your favorite summer pastime is, there are endless possibilities to enjoy the outside and explore our high desert playground. The hammocks come out, coolers are filled with beer, and camping chairs circle backyard fire pits. Bend roads become lined with cars carrying bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, and camping equipment—all under the watchful eye of a dog with its head out the window. Those willing to push the limits a little further grab their slackline, climbing harness, or paraglider.

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This issue highlights several adventure stories, as well as the adventurers making them happen. Be sure to ead about Team Bend Racing, an adventure racing team traveling the globe to compete in multi-disciplinary events that test endurance and navigational skills over challenging terrain. See the story on one of Bend Lifestyle’s own photographers, Gary Calicott, who shares his first experience paragliding, with camera in hand to show us the view from above.  You’ll also find a guide to hiking nearby Alder Springs. And, if you’re looking to venture out of town, read about a scenic road trip to the Columbia Gorge wine country. 

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Water & Woods

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Realty Report

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Local’s Choice

14 Where the Rivers Flow

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Around Town

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Water & Woods

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ith many world-class features and landmarks less than an hour from Bend—including Mount Bachelor, Smith Rock, and

the Badlands—at times we forget about the natural beauty in our backyard. The watchful mountains may stand guard over the High Desert, but a leisurely stroll by a river helps to wash away the daily stresses in our lives. One such hike, Alder Springs, showcases the stunning history of our Central Oregon landscape. The Alder Springs area is an 840 acre in-holding within the Crooked River National Grasslands—about an hour northwest of Bend—between Redmond and Sisters. Whychus Creek cuts through the Alder Springs property, on its way to meet up with the Deschutes River. The Alder Springs hike used to be a local legend, complete with vague directions and a long dirt road approach. While the dirt road access still remains, word has spread about the trail and the beauty that surrounds it. In fact, the Deschutes Land Trust (DLT)—which has set its mind on protecting Whychus Creek—offers guided spring tours, focusing on the area’s restoration process. The hike begins at the Alder Springs Trailhead with a curved and switchbacked descent into Whychus Canyon. 360 degree views along the way show Black Butte, Mount Washington, the Three Sisters, and Broken Top on the horizon, as well as the creek slicing through the canyon below. The sparse landscape allows for patches of random wildflower blooms set against the juniper grassland. The trail passes by and under multi-layered cliffs and columned palisades highlighting the Deschutes Formation. The layers tell the story of wind and water

WHERE THE RIVERS FLOW

erosion battling lava flows for lasting legacy in the desert. Once hikers reach the creek’s lush bottomland, the realization of a pending creek ford becomes clear. While only ankle-level in the late summer, a spring crossing means cold, thigh-high water flows. With some care—and help from a downed tree limb—the wade across Whychus Creek is simply a wake up call and nice barrier trimming the mass of hikers unwilling to make the journey. Continue another 1.7 miles past several creekside campsites to the destination: Whychus Creek-Deschutes River Confluence. A sign, nailed to a towering ponderosa pine tree reads "Maintained trail ends here." Across the river, spot the colorful layers of the appropriately-named Rainbow Ridge. The confluence is a massive display of water’s great power. The river and creek siblings bitterly crash together and then become one, all in an instant. The scene lies in the present, while explaining what happened to the canyon in the past. Between the adventurous creek crossing, the beautiful views, and the short environmental science and history lesson, the 7.2 mile out and back hike is well worth it. Dogs are allowed on leash and be careful of snakes in the summer. The road to the trailhead is closed December through March. DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

• Take Highway 126 west from Redmond. • Turn right on Holmes Road.

ALDER SPRINGS AND WHYCHUS CREEK

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IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE... ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY GARY CALICOTT

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I

am a photographer. When I wander, I wander with a camera. One evening, while out exploring a new road

in the desert east of Bend, I happened upon a group of paragliders. I watched in wonder as they peacefully flew in random patterns. As I took photos, I found myself wishing to be up there with them. I went back several times to watch these pilots ride the late-afternoon thermals across the sky as day turned to night. By chance, on one of these evening wanderings, I met Kimberly Phinney, owner and instructor at White Owl Paragliding. With camera in hand, we discussed photography and paragliding. I learned White Owl Paragliding is the only legal entity allowed to fly commercial tandem flights in the area. We spoke of Desert Air Riders, a local paragliding club. Within a couple of weeks, I was invited to join the group and document a tandem flight. My pilot Chris McKeage ran me through the hows and whys of flight, including instructions for takeoff and landing. We then loaded up the gear and started hiking to the launch point. We laid the wings out—which were more like parachutes—donned our helmets, and strapped the camera down. He said he'd give me a 1-2-3 count. One means get ready, two means start moving forward, and three . . . we were flying!

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IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE... (CON TI N U ED)

Upon lift off, we quickly gained altitude and proceeded to make turns to stay in the lift created by the thermals. Floating high above the earth, a handful of other pilots zipped by us using smaller and faster wings. It was an exhilaratingly peaceful experience up there—just Chris and I circling in the wind like eagles. We floated for 45 minutes, ending at a small patch of cleared desert near the launch point—a soft landing to an amazing flight. The event concluded with a celebratory beer as we packed the gear.

I am a photographer. When I wander, I wander with a camera. - Gary Calicott Flying in a paraglider was something I had always wanted to do and I am thankful to have received the opportunity. I guess not all who wander are lost! WhiteOwlPG.com DesertAirRiders.org

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Gary Calicott (front) and pilot Chris McKeage


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Columbia Gorge

W INE COU N TRY

A Breadth and Depth of the Culture of Wine ARTICLE SARAH WOLCOTT PHOTOGRAPHY STEVE GIARDINI

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“AniChe Cellars is a legacy for my family that will provide for my children, grandchildren and so forth." - Rachael Horn AniChe Cellars, one of over 30 wineries located in the Columbia Gorge wine region, calls Underwood, Washington home. The winery is perched on the slopes of the family property, and visitors should set their car’s

he Columbia Gorge wine region seems to go out of its way to defy

emergency brake before heading to the tasting room, housed in a yurt!

all Pacific Northwest wine culture stereotypes. Straddling both

Owner Rachael Horn is one of four winemakers at AniChe. Her all-fe-

sides of the mighty Columbia River—with a foothold in both Oregon and

male winemaking team sources grapes from four American Viticultural

Washington—this wine region represents different growing climates, and

Areas (AVAs) in Washington state, including the Columbia Gorge AVA.

wine experiences, around every corner. Defined by a topography formed through a series of cataclysmic floods from the Missoula Flood era—as well as the volcanic eruptions that

Horn’s vision for the winery is not limited to making wine, however. “AniChe Cellars is a legacy for my family that will provide for my children, grandchildren and so forth,” explains Horn. 

formed the Cascade Range—the Columbia Gorge is a visually-stunning

Horn’s niece, Brittany, welcomes guests with a non-intimidating

area. Abrupt cliff walls, etched from thousands of years of massive ice dam

attitude and forthcoming information about the wines, which are

flooding, line the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The river

crafted with attention to balanced acidity, reasonable alcohol lev-

expertly threads the needle between Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. Apple,

els, and little-to-no bitter components in the reds. Horn is also an

cherry, and pear orchards dot the landscape, alongside the vineyards, on

author—as all the AniChe wine labels pay homage to literary giants—

the south side of the Columbia between Hood River and Parkdale. Across

and her Sydney McGrath Mystery series, is set at the winery.

the toll bridge on the Washington state side, the environment transitions

Many wineries in the Columbia Gorge have operations on both the

quickly from the lush forests of Underwood Mountain to the relatively arid

Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River; AniChe Cellars

landscape a few miles east in Lyle, Washington.

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COLUMBIA GEORGE WINE (CON TI N U ED)

MARYHILL WINERY

Heading east from AniChe Cellars to Maryhill Winery takes wine tourists from one dramatic landscape to another in just 45 minutes. As you pass through White Salmon and Bingen, the forest landscape transforms into a more arid beauty. The steep walls, lined with waterfalls, give way to more gentle gains in elevation. The Columbia River canyon opens up and the temperature rises. The entrance to Maryhill Winery—named for its founder Samuel Hill—is grand. Hill purchased the land in 1907 with the vision of building a Quaker village. With sweeping views of the Columbia River and primed as a “destination winery,” a visit to Maryhill Winery is a must. Located just east of the renowned Maryhill Museum of Art, Maryhill Winery is anything but austere. In addition to being open seven days a week for tasting, Maryhill Winery has a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater that plays host to well-known acts during their summer concert series. Maryhill Winery is a family and dog-friendly tasting room and 2017 music bookings include Santana, ZZ Top and Steve Winwood.

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PHELPS CREEK WINERY

Swooping back to the Hood River area, on the Oregon side of the river, Columbia Gorge wine tourists are again surrounded by greenery at Phelps Creek Winery. The tasting room, literally located on the greens at the Hood River Golf Course, provides the perfect golf, lunch, and tasting getaway. A private tour and tasting at the house of owners Rob and Lynette Morus provides a behind-the-scenes peek at the complete Phelps Creek story. Winemaker Alexandrine Roy, a fourth-generation winemaker from Burgundy, France, brings an elegant and restrained style of winemaking to the wines produced at Phelps Creek. The Phelps Creek estate vineyard ranges from 9001200 feet in elevation and sits above the level of deposits left behind the wake of the Missoula Floods. The wildly scenic Columbia Gorge wine region, just 60 miles east of Portland, is also home to one of the most spectacular chains of waterfalls in the United States. A visit to the Columbia Gorge can easily be combined with other, non-viniferous activities, such as hiking the 2.4 mile round-trip trail to view Wahclella Falls, located near the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery. 

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R AC I N G F O R

ADVENTURE B E N D R AC I N G ARTICLE GREGG MORRIS PHOTOGRAPHY GARY CALICOTT

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ix teammates swim down an unknown

challenge, featuring fire starting and raft build-

Patagonian whitewater river toward a

ing,” says Jason Magness, Chelsea’s husband

glacial lake. In the middle of the lake—half-

and co-founder of BR. “Every race is unique!”

way through the two kilometer swim—hypo-

Closer to home, seventeen teams recently

thermia creeps in, along with doubts of sur-

competed in BR’s annual Spring Sting race

vival. Crawling out of the lake, then huddling

at Smith Rock State Park. As a bonus to this

together with a tent fly wrapped around their

year’s event, the long winter added several

shivering bodies, the team vows to drop out

feet to the water level, thus creating an addi-

of the adventure race that has them quiver-

tional obstacle for racers.

ing on the other side of the globe. By the time they stumble into the manned checkpoint, their bodies have warmed, their spirits risen, and they’re armed with the knowledge they are in second place. The team marches on! Such is the life of an adventure racer. “I’m into adventure racing because it makes me a better person,” explains Chelsey Magness, co-founder of Bend Racing (BR). “It’s a way to get in touch with the deeper layers of yourself; communication, mental tenacity, meditation, and growing as a person.” Adventure racing—like a backcountry triathlon—pits teams of up to six members against each other as they navigate their way through a series of disciplines including—but

“I'm into adventure racing because it makes me a better person.” - Chelsey Magness

not limited to—mountain biking, paddling, and trekking. Perhaps most importantly, the

Jason, who teaches acrobatics and slack-

after winning her first race; crossing the finish

teams use navigational skills to carve a path

lining in addition to racing and running BR,

line dirty, bruised, and hooked on a new sport.

through varied terrain. The course times

started adventure racing 15 years ago and has

Keeping it all in the family, Jason and Chelsea

range from four hours in sprint races to ten

participated in over 200 races. A background

had their atypical first date in the throws of a four-

days in world championship races.

in climbing and triathlons served him well

hour race. Three years later, Jason proposed to

“We've also seen horseback riding, inline

as he was immediately drawn to the sport.

Chelsey at the finish line of the 2011 Patagonian

skating, riverboarding, spelunking, dune buggy

Chelsey, a raft guide who also enjoyed moun-

Expedition Race. Luckily for him, she was too

travel, glacier mountaineering, and a survivor

tain biking and running, fell in love with racing

exhausted to say anything but yes!

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Adventure racers at Smith Rock State Park

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RACING FOR ADVENTURE (CON TI N U ED)

TEAM BEND RACING The locally-based Team Bend Racing has experienced a respectable level of success since forming in 2011. They have multiple first place finishes under their belt, including the 2014 North American Championships in Belize, as well as four podium finishes at the Patagonian Expedition Race, regarded as "the last wild race" and one of the toughest on the planet, with an approximate 15% finish rate. In addition to Jason and Chelsey, the team consists of Tula Movement Arts co-owner Stephen Thompson, lawyer Melissa Combs, and computer engineers Daniel Staudigel and Alex Provost. Each teammate has a specialty, ranging from navigational skills to logistics to strength. As is probably expected, fundraising for races taking place around the world is one of the biggest obstacles. To that end, the team enjoys sponsorships from several companies. Locally, Rebound Physical Therapy and Recharge Sport help keep their bodies in top shape, while REI-Bend does the same for their bikes. Much of their gear is supplied by Ellsworth Bikes, Ibex wool, Nighteyes, Leki Poles, Inov8, and 2XU bike shorts. In addition to the normal scrapes, bruises, and general exhaustion, a strange, but typical, infliction for multi-sport racers is hallucinations. “I've seen dragons, fixed a VCR with Einstein, and been 100% certain that my teammates had been taken over by aliens and were leading me (and Chelsey) to a location where they were going to eat us,” says Jason Magness. “Even when you realize that you are fighting ‘sleep monsters,’ it doesn't make them go away.”

BEND RACING, THE CLUB As an offshoot of Team Bend Racing, Jason and Chelsey started Bend Racing in 2011 as a way to share their love of the sport. They currently organize races, offer trainings, and generally look for ways to grow adventure racing. When not tackling permit issues, they are trying to focus more on creating local partnerships and making the sport more accessible and popular in Central Oregon. UPCOMING 2017 RACES:

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NEIGHBORHOOD

LIST PRICE

SOLD PRICE %SOLD/LIST *DOM BDRMS BATHS

Awbrey Butte - Farewell Drive

$959,900

$930,000

97%

210

3

3

Awbrey Butte - Horizon

$899,500

$899,900

100%

316

5

4

Awbrey Butte - Lucus Court

$1,100,000

$1,100,000

100%

80

4

3.5

Awbrey Glen - Champion Circle

$549,900

$540,000

98%

65

3

2

Awbrey Glen - Kidd Place

$749,900

$742,000

99%

49

4

3

Awbrey Glen - McDermott

$1,188,000

$1,165,000

98%

91

4

4.5

Awbrey Park - Yosemite

$725,000

$720,000

101%

99

4

2.5

$1,650,000

$1,550,000

94%

41

5

5.5

Broken Top - Fall Creek

$659,000

$659,000

100%

41

4

3.5

NWX - Discovery Park

$899,500

$899,500

100%

82

3

2.5

NWX - Fort Clatsop

$849,000

$849,000

100%

47

4

2.5

NWX - Lemhi Pass

$864,500

$864,500

100%

402

3

2.5

Reserves Shevlin - Chiloquin

$634,900

$634,900

100%

188

4

2.5

Reserves Shevlin - Idahna

$899,000

$885,000

98%

37

4

2.5

River's Edge V - Clubhouse

$549,950

$560,000

102%

70

3

3

River's Edge V - Pine Terrace

$639,950

$639,950

100%

196

4

3

Skyliner S - Outlook Vista

$525,000

$512,500

98%

51

3

2.5

Skyliner S - Quinn Creek

$597,000

$575,000

96%

58

4

4.5

Tumalo - Winston Loop

$998,700

$950,000

95%

72

4

4

West Hills - Trenton

$630,000

$623,400

99%

62

4

3

Broken Top - Cayuse Crater

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Lifestyle Calendar

July

is welcome to participate and no registration is necessary. Free. BendParksAndRec.org

JULY 1 & 2

for the 5K participants and burrito bar for the

CENTRAL OREGON WILDFLOWER SHOW

cyclists. Cost: $10-$65. TourDesChutes.org

SUNRIVER NATURE CENTER

JULY 8 & 9

AND OBSERVATORY The Central Oregon Wildflower Show exhibits

SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW

hundreds of native wildflowers each year in

JULY 4

celebration of Oregon's floral diversity. Lec-

BEND JULY 4TH FIREWORKS

More than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and

tures, native plant sale, vendors, botanical

SPECTACULAR

27 foreign countries flock to Sisters on the sec-

hikes and more! SunriverNatureCenter.org

PILOT BUTTE STATE PARK

ond Saturday in July. Master quilt makers teach

Each year, fireworks are launched from the top

classes and workshops during Quilt Week and

of Pilot Butte at 10 p.m. You can see fireworks

exhibit their quilts at our annual Quilt Show.

CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET

from just about any spot in town with a view of

Free. SistersOutdoorQuiltShow.org

DOWNTOWN, ACROSS FROM LIBRARY

Pilot Butte. City parks are popular viewing spots,

The Central Oregon Saturday Market provides an

so check the Bend Park & Recreation website

JULY 11

environment that encourages the economic and

to find one near you, BendParksAndRec.org

CLEAR SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT

JULY 1

artistic growth of emerging and accomplished artisans. COSaturdayMarket.wixsite.com

JULY 6

DOWNTOWN SISTERS

SERIES - UB40 ATHLETIC CLUB OF BEND

MUNCH AND MUSIC SERIES

Since their 2014 reformation, Ali, Astro, and

DRAKE PARK

Mickey have been moving full steam ahead.

AUTHOR TALK WITH BRYAN DENSON

Enjoying its 27th anniversary in 2017, the Drake

The Birmingham, UK-based reggae group will

ROUNDABOUT BOOKS

Park Munch & Music free concert series contin-

continue their momentum into 2017 with their

Author Bryan Denson has been awarded scores

ues to be a summertime favorite. The weekly se-

U.S. tour with Raging Fyah. Cost: $52 Gener-

of national and regional journalism honors. He

ries provides the community of Central Oregon

al Admission, $100 Dinner Ticket Admission.

lives in Portland, Oregon, where he now writes for

with a great chance to strengthen their bond

AthleticClubOfBend.com

magazines and online publications, offers media

while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and

consulting to law firms, and is now at work on his

free music. Free. C3Events.com

JULY 1

next book. Free. RoundAboutBookshop.com

JULY 2

JULY 7 & 9

JULY 15 HIGH CASCADES 100 ATHLETIC CLUB OF BEND

SUMMER FESTIVAL

This event features great trails and great sup-

BEND MEMORIAL CLINIC FREE

DOWNTOWN BEND

port from local bike shop Sagebrush Cycles at

SUMMER SUNDAYS

Enjoying 27 years of kicking off the summer sea-

each aid station and amazing food and bever-

LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER

son, the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Fes-

ages from Deschutes Brewery from 1:30 until

Get ready to sway and dance to the hip-mov-

tival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no

7:30 pm. This event is the largest 100 mile event

ing Caribbean flavor, led by musical director

other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeo-

west of Colorado and finishes 85% of all who

Raul Martinez. Dina’s melodic and beautiful

ple, artisans and performers, and three stages

start the journey. HighCascades100.com

voice keeps everyone dancing as the band

of some of the best regional and national blues,

performs all types of Cuban music and tropi-

rock and jazz. Free. C3Events.com

cal rhythms. Free. BendConcerts.com

JULY 4

JULY 8

JULY 18 - 30 OREGON HIGH DESERT CLASSICS J BAR J RANCH

TOUR DES CHUTES

Oregon High Desert Classics are hosted on a

JULY 4TH PET PARADE & OLD

HIGH LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

beautiful 40 acre ranch in Bend, Oregon. These

FASHIONED FESTIVAL

Tour Des Chutes offers supported bike routes

premier AA hunter/jumper competitions at-

DOWNTOWN BEND AND DRAKE PARK

of 7, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. The 5K run or

tract top riders from all over the Western United

As Bend’s largest parade, the Pet Parade has

walk takes place in the beautiful neighbor-

States and Canada. Proceeds support five youth

been held since 1932 and kicks off another fun-

hood of Northwest Crossing on the west side

serving agencies parented by J Bar J Youth Ser-

filled July 4th at 10:00 a.m., downtown. Everyone

of Bend. The finish line offers a pancake party

vices. OregonHighDesertClassics.org

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JULY 20 - 22 CORK & BARREL WINEMAKER DINNERS VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND BEND Cork & Barrel is a 3-day fundraising event series benefiting KIDS Center, Central Oregon’s only child abuse intervention center. This year Cork & Barrel is proud to bring "A Taste of the Pacific Northwest" to Central Oregon with 17 guest wineries from Walla Walla, the Willamette Valley, and Columbia Gorge. Cost: $100. CorkAndBarrel.org

JULY 21 - 23 OREGON LACROSSE CLASSIC BEND’S BIG SKY PARK - LUKE DAMON SPORTS COMPLEX, FRALEY RANCH POLO FIELDS, BUCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY AND PINE NURSERY With a lacrosse festival vibe, this 4th annual tournament will offer eight competitive divisions, positional clinics, players only ‘fun zone’, coaching demonstrations, three on three mini-lacrosse & much more. OregonLacrosse.com    

JULY 21 DISCOVER NATURE DAYS PONDEROSA PARK What’s all the BUZZ About? Presented by Discover Your Forest. Meet and greet the local buzzing, burrowing, and creeping bugs of the forests through science activities, stories, and games. Free. ChildrensForestCo.org

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Bill and Brenna Warburton and family.

Local’s Choice

TEACHING YOUNG ADVENTURERS ARTICLE JULIE FURNAS | PHOTOGRAPHY GARY CALICOTT

F

or Brenna and Bill Warburton—two of the co-founders of Bend Endurance Academy (BEA)—adventuring started at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, as Bill ran the cycling club and Brenna was involved in ski racing and running. A semester in East Africa solidified their

shared love of hiking, camping and sailing. As part of the nonprofit BEA, they promote healthy living through active, outdoor experiences in Central Oregon. Follow their advice for enjoying mountain biking and outdoor adventures with young people.

SCHEDULING. Keep the adventures short and sweet to leave

SAFETY FIRST. Items like band-aids, baby wipes and

the kids wanting to try it again soon. Aim for 30 minutes for

eye drops are a must for all adventurers. Always apply

toddlers, a little over an hour for preschoolers, and 90 minutes

sunblock! If the kids don’t like it, try applying it with a

for elementary and middle school kids. Redirect after riding for

paintbrush to make it more fun.

10 or 20 minutes by searching for bugs, chasing fairies or simply playing in the dirt.

DRESS THE PART. Always wear gloves to avoid digging

splinters, dirt and gravel out of little palms and knees. Wear

STAY SOCIAL. Meet up with friends of the same age and abil-

pants or capris when biking. Give the kids their own tiny

ity. Join a team to meet new people. Always use the process of

backpacks, hydration or waist packs. Tuck in or sew down

good trail etiquette by saying “hello” to everyone you meet on

those pesky long straps and avoid lace up shoes as they

the trail—you may see someone you know!

both could get caught in the spokes. Helmets are 100% required for kids and adults at all times!

NUTRITION AND HYDRATION. It's really all about the snacks!

Pack good, high protein treats and plenty of fluids. Stick to

TRY A SHUTTLE. Take a shuttle starting at a higher eleva-

water or add a touch of fruit juice for flavor, but avoid high-

tion trailhead and ride trails that are mostly downhill with a

sugar sports drinks. Stop about halfway through your activity

net elevation loss.

and enjoy your treat together. Prepare for meltdowns with a secret stash of lollipops. 

FOCUS ON RESPECT. Young riders may be hungry, tired,

hot, cold, frustrated or all of the above. This is normal. Try KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT. Carry a hex key, pump, tire iron, chain

again another day. Let them learn at their own pace. Teach

tool, tube—one for you and one for all of your kids’ bikes. Make

them to respect the trails and riding etiquette. Teach them

sure to have an adjustable wrench to get the back wheel off of

to say “hello” or “rider on your right” and let passing riders

your kid's bike in case they have a flat.

know how many are in your group. BendEnduranceAcademy.org

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