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2004 U. S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle Course Changes
The Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF), with the support of U.S. Bank, will be holding Central Oregon's largest sporting event, the 28th Annual U.S. Bank
Pole Pedal Paddle, May 15, 2004. The U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle is the largest fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation. MBSEF is a not-for-profit
corporation and all proceeds support alpine and cross-country race and snowboard competition training for juniors.
The course for 2004 will be as follows: the start will be at the top of the Red Chair with the exchange point to cross-country at the West Village Lodge area. The
cross-country ski leg is approximately 8 km with a 22-mile bike ride into town as the third stage. The run leg is on the beautiful scenic trail along the Deschutes River,
approximately 8 km followed by a 2 mile river stage, this time between the new Healy and Colorado Bridges. The canoe/kayak leg will enter across the river from the new
Logdeck Park (access from Columbia Street). Participants may use a canoe or kayak (must not have oarlocks). The final leg of the race is a 1/3mi. sprint from the
entry/exit area to the finish in Les Schwab Amphitheater.
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Events in Bend, OR
Pole Pedal Paddle 2004 results by age group
Pole Pedal Paddle 2003 race results
Pole Pedal Paddle 2002
Snowshoe Shuffle comes to Bend, Oregon
Annual race to the top of Pilot Butte
Bend Adventure Racing Klub - The Wild Juniper Berry Race
Cascade Cycling Classic 2002
Bouldering gets a handhold at Smith Rock
CORK, Central Oregon Running Klub plays in The Badlands
Atta Boy 300 dog sled race start and finish from Mt. Bachelor
Young hiker suffers fatal fall and slide in the Three Sisters Wilderness
North Sister claims another climber
Solo climber Aron Ralston forced to amputate his own arm
Portland athlete lost on Mt. Hood
Broken Top remains confirmed as missing climber
Grisly find: hikers on Broken Top find apparent human remains
Once again, cell phone alerts rescuers of injured climber
Storm on Rainier proves fatal
Mountain calamity on Hood brings safety to the fore!
Fall into the Bergschrund on Mt. Hood, rescuers crash!
Paying the price for rescue
Accidents in North American Mountaineering
Map, Compass and GPS
Searching for the perfect gift
Geocaching: What's the cache?
Geocaching into the Canyon of the Deschutes
Can you catch the geocache?
Z21 covers Geocaching
Tour The Badlands with ONDA
The art of not getting lost
Geocaching: the thrill of the hunt!
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A GPS and other outdoor gadgets make prized gifts
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