Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pole Pedal Paddle

Each year we've enjoyed volunteering for and watching Bend's multi-sport race the Pole Pedal Paddle.  This year's event took place on May 18th and to our dismay the race course had changed a bit.  In the past, the running course had turned around at the entrance to our subdivision.  From one location we had the luxury of sitting out by Century Dr. and watching the bikers come down from Mt. Bachelor and the runners come up the Haul Trail and head back down to the Old Mill District.  This year the runners took a different route so instead of watching from our neighborhood we walked down to the Old Mill District to watch the event.

Here are some of the over 3,000 participants running through the Mt. Bachelor Village subdivision.

Kayaker's on the Deschutes River paddling through Farewell Bend Park.

The Running / Kayaking transition area at Bend Riverfront Park.

Racer's Kayaking through the Old Mill Disrict.

Callie, Amy, Phillip and Fabiano joined us at the Les Schwab Amphitheater where the race ends.

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