This Mother's Day holiday road race features two great distances that provide amazing views of the Cascade mountains - the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park, and the unique beauty of the area. Both courses are relatively fast courses with minimal elevation change. Moms receive a finish line rose and are entered to win a free spa package!
Why We Love It
Bend is a tourist destination that sits next to the Cascade Mountain range. A bicycle-friendly town home to numerous breweries and golf courses, it is most known for its outdoor recreation such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and white water rafting on the Deschutes River.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|Smith Rock State Park|
A rugged and beautiful park known for its river canyons and challenging rock climbing. Try the Misery Ridge hike, which is popular for gorgeous scenic views. Activities: camp, climb, fish, hike, picnic.
|Old Mill District|
Once the site of two lumber mills, this vibrant area is now known for its shops, restaurants and entertainment.
A dormant volcano used for year-round recreational activity including hiking trails, a bike park and a dining lodge. Activities: bike, disc golf, hike.
|Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway|
Not only is this route 66-miles (166 km) of geological beauty, but it is also a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Drive straight through or stop to take a hike, bike, kayak or even camp.
|Bend Ale Trail|
A cluster of Bend's breweries all ready to show off their stuff. Download the free app and collect stamps at a number of breweries to receive a prize. Check out Beer Town USA, but be smart - don't attempt all 14 locations in one day.
|High - 65°F (18°C)||Low - 36°F (2°C)|
Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM)
Portland International Airport (PDX)
|DoubleTree Bend||25.8 mi (41.5 km) from start/finish|
|Fairfield Inn Bend Downtown||24.9 mi (40.1 km) from start/finish|
|Hampton Inn and Suites Bend||27.4 mi (44.1 km) from start/finish|
|Hilton Garden Inn Bend||27.0 mi (43.4 km) from start/finish|
|Mount Bachelor Village Resort||28.5 mi (45.9 km) from start/finish|
|The Oxford Hotel Bend||25.7 mi (41.4 km) from start/finish|
|TownePlace Suites Bend||27.5 mi (44.2 km) from start/finish|