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Pole Pedal Paddle (no host)

Thinking of participating in the Pole, Pedal, Paddle this year?  Why not join other BACE members and form a team!  Early signups end April 17th so save $20.00 by registering early.  All proceeds generated from the U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle support the programs of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF).

We won't be assigning you to a team as we want everyone to participate with whomever you would like.  Fast team, slow team, costumed team-feel free to form or join any team.  The more BACE members that RSVP yes, the more teams that can participate.  I will post a meet up to finalize teams or bring members together in mid April.


It's a relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish! You can do it all yourself or be part of team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon.

1. The Alpine Leg starts at the top of Mt. Bachelor's Pine Marten chair lift with a mad dash uphill to put on your skis. The skier wearing his/her helmet (helmet required) will pass through the SG gates to the exchange point by West Village Lodge.

2. In the Cross Country Leg you can use the skate or classic techniques to ski around the parking lot and onto the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center's groomed trail system for 8 km. The change to cycling takes place in front of the Nordic Lodge parking area.

3. The Bike Leg is a beautiful ride into Bend along scenic Century Drive for 22 miles-the majority being a descent, except the one uphill stretch after the Sunriver junction.  The biker then proceeds to Colorado Avenue for the next exchange point.  Helmets are required.  Drafting is no allowed and will be enforced.  (Elite participants, please carefully read detailed rules regarding drafting in the Competitors Guide).

4. The Run Leg leaves the exchange point and heads towards the scenic running trail along the Deschutes River. After completing the 5 mile course the runner passes the lanyard to the canoe/kayak participant.

5. The Canoe/Kayak Leg paddles upstream from put-in point for 1/2 mile on the Deschutes River to Healy Bridge then back downstream for 3/4 mile, then back upstream for 1/4 mile to the sprint exchange. Any float-worthy craft that does not have oarlocks is legal. Dress appropriate, the Deschutes River can be cold in the spring. Floatation devices are required.

6. The final Sprint Leg is along the grassy banks of the river to the Finish Arena from the Canoe/Kayak take-out, is approximately 1/2 mile in length. Cheer everyone on for the final leg!

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  • neil

    Aces of BACE 2nd place!

    2 · May 17, 2014

    • neil

      Thank You everyone for all you contributed!

      May 17, 2014

  • Jay M

    Another great turnout for PPP by BACE members! Congrats to "Aces of BACE" on their 2nd place finish. Beautiful mugs you guys.....

    May 17, 2014

  • Harry W.

    Thanks Pat, For your leadership for 3rd BACE, our awesome team for PPP. For all of your vision, organization, and making things fun, as always. And thanks Mary Pat for the great post-PPP party to savor our fantastic effort.

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • Mike S.

    Wow, that was a blast! Definitely a great introduction to PPP. Who knew it included mugs?

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Jim F.

    What a great first experience with PPP. Thanks to Pat for getting us organized, Neil for being our Captain, and to the members of the Aces of BACE - you guys rock.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Franni

    Good luck and have a blast!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Pat

    Mary Pat and I are going to do the run Monday 5/5 at 6:30 am starting at the Athletic Center. Anyone is invited to join us or we're happy to hand off to a kayaker etc.

    May 4, 2014

  • John S.

    I would like to join your PPP XC training ski on Friday. Are you meeting in town or up at the Nordic Center at 9? I'll be driving up - so let me know whether to look for you at 9 or 9:30 at the Nordic Center.

    May 1, 2014

    • Walter

      Hi John. We're meeting at the Athletic Club parking lot (on the lower, east side of the lot) at 9am. So we should be at the nordic center around 9:30. You're welcome to carpool with us.

      May 1, 2014

  • Walter

    Ben, Shannan and I are meeting on Fri May 2 at 9am to drive up to Bachelor. We'll ski the course and then Ben will bike down. We've got room for two more bikers or skiers if you'd like to join us.

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • neil

      I would love to join you but work in the morning

      April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about a relay team of superseniors. Age 65 or 70+. I did the down hill for one of the Adventure Groups 5 teams last year . I understand there are age groups?

    February 11, 2014

    • Pat

      Great idea. We have many very fit members of all ages!

      February 12, 2014

    • michelle t.

      what about 51 -61 years?

      April 4, 2014

  • neil

    Thanks Pat for getting the ball rolling on this!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Matthew G.

    I just moved to Bend. I've decided to tackle this race solo. It's my first season of skate skiing. I head up to the mtn 4-5 times a week to nordic ski. If anyone wants to meet up for morning workouts, lmk.

    February 10, 2014

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