Pole Pedal Paddle 2024

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MT. BACHELOR SPORTS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that operates out of the Bill Healy Training Center. Our mission is to create opportunities through competitive snow sports programs for athletes to achieve their individual athletic, academic and personal goals.

Throughout the year, we host many events and races that are not just for our athletes, but for our community. Our programs and events run year round, and focus on building and providing an outlet for a lifetime of healthy activity.

LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED!

MBSEF offers both developmental and competition programming for youth athletes in Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Freeride Skiing, Freeride Snowboarding, Big Mountain Skiing and Mountain Biking. Adult Athletes can join our Masters Alpine Ski Team to build skills and participate in local and regional masters races. We also organize community Nordic Races. We are always looking for sponsors and partners for our programs and volunteers for our events, and as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit can accept tax deductible donations toward scholarships, programs and equipment. You can find out more by clicking on “Get Involved” at www.mbsef.org.

MBSEF VISION

Our Vision is to positively impact the life of every athlete we serve.

Sometimes called the “Bend Olympics”, the SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle is a multi-sport race with six legs that include alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, biking, running, paddling and a short run to the finish. You can complete the race by yourself, on a team or in a pair. More than 2,000 people participate in the SELCO PPP annually.

This year’s SELCO PPP will be held on Saturday, May 18th. Teams, pairs, and individual participants will be composed of recreational to expert athletes competing from Mt. Bachelor to the finish party in Riverbend Park.

SELCO mini POLE PEDAL PADDLE

Presented by Sylvan Learning Center

Why should adults have all the fun? Easy answer – they shouldn’t! The SELCO Mini PPP, presented by Sylvan Learning Center, is another community tradition. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, the day after the SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle.

In the Mini, teams of six kids between Kindergarten and 5th grade work together on team challenges, race through an obstacle course, and experience fun competition against peers in their same age group. This is a great event for participants and observers alike, as evidenced by the fact it sells out by mid-April almost every year! To register visit www.pppbend.com/mini-ppp

The MBSEF Team wants to give a shout-out to our partner, SELCO Community Credit Union, for their support of Pole Pedal Paddle and the Mini PPP. Now in their fourth year as Title Sponsor of these events, SELCO continues to show its support for our Central Oregon community and beyond.

Whatever a “Good Life” means to you, learn how SELCO can help you reach it by stopping by their booth at the PPP finish line, selco.org, or one of their 15 branches throughout the state.

MBSEF MISSION

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation creates opportunities through competitive snow sports programs to support athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic, and personal goals.

MBSEF VALUES Commitment • Honesty Accountability • Sportsmanship Excellence TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS, PLEASE VISIT US AT WWW.MBSEF.ORG.
46th Annual SELCO POLE PEDAL PADDLE

SATURDAY, MAY 18TH

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

9:00 a.m.

92.9FM starts Live Coverage of the race

9:15 a.m.

First wave starts at Mt. Bachelor

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Finish Celebration begins in Riverbend Park: food, vendor booths, Appaloosa and friends perform.

2:45 p.m.

Costume Contest begins

3:15 p.m.

Awards Ceremony on stage at Riverbend Park with 92.9 FM and News Channel 21

4:00 p.m.

Beer Garden closes, Finish celebration concludes.

ALPINE LEG

Sponsored by Mt. Bachelor

Racers begin with the Alpine Leg, which starts at the top of Mt. Bachelor’s Red Chair lift. Skiers must sprint 200 feet uphill without their skis, find their skis, put them on and ski down the Leeway run. The run is considered beginner/intermediate in difficulty. All participants must wear a helmet and navigate the gates on their way to the exchange point at the bottom of Red Chair, near West Village Lodge.

NORDIC LEG

Sponsored by Evoke Healing Space & Spa

After the Alpine is the Nordic Leg, in which skiers may use either skate or classic skis. The 6 km Nordic Ski Course largely stays in the protection of magnificent old growth timber, treating participants to exhilarating descents and gradual climbs of the groomed Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center Trails. The loop winds around the parking lot and finishes at the bike exchange point in front of the Nordic Lodge.

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BIKE LEG

Racers begin the bike leg in the West Village parking lot and proceed downhill towards Bend. The course is primarily downhill, descending 2805 ft spread out over 20 miles with one uphill climb after the Sunriver Junction. Traffic will be limited on Century Drive to support biker safety, but the course is not altogether closed to cars. Uphill traffic will flow as normal. All downhill traffic will be detoured through Sunriver unless the car holds a pass issued to racers registered in the Pairs category. Volunteers are posted about every mile on the course to assist with communication and safety. Bikers are required to wear helmets and drafting is prohibited. As bikers approach Bend and just before the Reed Market Roundabout, they will exit Century Drive via a small, paved path, and enter the Bike-to-Run transition area, which is hosted by the Athletic Club of Bend.

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RUN LEG

Sponsored by the Athletic Club of Bend

The 5 mile run course begins at the Athletic Club and weaves through Mt. Bachelor Village and Touchmark before connecting with the River Trail. The single-track trail runs over the South Canyon bridge, through Farewell Bend Park, and over the Flag Bridge in the Old Mill District before it finishes in Riverbend Park. Runners who are 12 and Under have the option of using a shortcut that reduces their distance by about 2 miles.

PADDLE LEG

Sponsored by Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe Paddlers will launch from Riverbend Park and travel downstream for about a 1/2 mile. They will turn around shortly after the flag bridge in the Old Mill, and paddle upstream for about 1 mile until they reach the takeout at Farewell Bend beach.

Racers must travel in a clockwise direction while on course. Any non-motorized vessel is permitted as long as it floats and does not have oarlocks. Flotation devices are required for all boaters.

SPRINT LEG

Sponsored by Hotel Peppertree Bend

The final sprint starts at the paddle take-out on the beach of Farewell Bend Park. Sprinters will run over the bridge that connects Farewell Bend to Riverbend Park and enter a final race chute on the central lawn at Riverbend Park. The distance of the sprint course is 0.4 miles

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FINISH CELEBRATION

AWARDS • BEER GARDEN • LIVE MUSIC

RIVERBEND PARK • 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.

VENDORS

AARC Programs

Adult and Teen Challenge PNW

Altitude Beverage

Audi of Bend

BeGoat Clean Energy Drinks

Bend Magazine

Between Evergreens

Butterfield Testing Solutions

Cascades Academy

Cascade Van

Central Oregon Spine & Sports

Cafe Yumm!

COCC Massage Program

DarkSky Oregon

Downshift

Evoke Healing Space & Spa

Humm Kombucha

Hydro Flask

InMotion Accupuncture

Kent Vander Kamp for Deschutes County Sheriff

Life & Time

Linked Amore Permanent

Jewelry

Luno Life

Mission Farms CBD

Mt. Bachelor Property

Management

Oregon Adaptive Sports

Peak Euro

Pet Evacuation Team

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy

Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

SELCO Community Credit

Union

Shift Functional Medicine

Subaru of Bend

Food & Beverage

Bend Pizza Cart

Bonta Gelato

Corndog Co.

Crafted Life

Downshift

Dump City Dumplings

Island Noodles

Kona Ice

Schnucki

SubZero Dippin’ Dots

Queens of Kettle Corn

The Finish Celebration for 2024’s edition of the SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle will get going around the time the first finisher crosses the line and will continue through the afternoon. Spectators and racers will find fun and delicious offerings from local vendors and organizations in the Finish Expo, as well as opportunities to connect with PPP’s many sponsors. Appaloosa and friends will be playing live on stage, the beer garden will be jovial, and the top 3 winners in each division will be selecting their hard earned mugs from our Mug Station. The Finish Celebration will conclude with a costume contest and an Awards Ceremony where 50 prize bags will be distributed to racers with the fastest times of the day.

APPALOOSA

Singer/Songwriters, Dottie and Eli Ashley, invite you to enjoy their melodic, soulful, and original music. Whether performing as a Duo, Trio, or larger configuration, they are classified as an “Americana” group. The vibe is Folk and Country, and Appaloosa provides a soft and beautiful blend of sweet harmonies, enjoyable easy-listening lyrics, and beautiful guitar work.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRIZE SPONSORS:

Altitude Beverages • Evoke Healing Space & Spa Footzone • Free Range Equipment • Hydro Flask Hotel Peppertree Bend • Mission Farms CBD Mountain Burger • Old Mill District • Osprey Packs Puffin Drinkwear • Stio

2024 SELCO MINI POLE PEDAL PADDLE

Don’t miss out on the Kids Mini Pole Pedal Paddle summer kickoff event happening on May 19th at Seventh Mountain Resort! This action-packed event has something for everyone, with a lineup of fun activities that will keep the family entertained all day long.

For the kids, the Mini PPP obstacle course race will challenge their agility and test their speed, with prizes up for grabs for the top three teams in each heat!

Before and after the race, check out interactive vendor booths, where you can discover some amazing local products and services. Don’t worry about getting hungry - there will be plenty of delicious food and treats available from Outfitter Bar, Bonta Gelato, and Kona Ice so you can refuel and keep the fun going.

So, gather your friends and family and join us on May 19th for the Mini Pole Pedal Paddle - a day full of physical challenges, laughter, and great memories! Register your child’s team today at pppbend.com/ mini-ppp/.

MINI PPP SPONSORS Future you will thank you Reach for big goals Good luck to the 2024 Pole Pedal Paddle participants! selco.org / 800-445-4483
SCAN HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Photo by D Boswell

TITLE SPONSOR

MAJOR SPONSORS

RACE LEG SPONSORS

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

A Benefit for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation THANK YOU To our 2024 PPP Sponsors!
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