Sunriver's Oregon Observatory
With Central Oregon's spring break next week, Sunriver's Oregon Observatory is offering several programs of interest. For those wanting to take a break from daytime skiing, solar viewing is offered every day from March 19 to Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to solar viewing, evening star gazing is also popular, offered on the evenings of March 19, 23, 25, and 26, from 8 to 10 p.m. The observatory is located next to the Sunriver Nature Center. The resort's elevation, as well as pitch black skies, make it perfect for star gazing and several telescopes are set up for convenience. For full information on the Oregon Observatory and its schedule, visit oregonobservatory.org online.
Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival
Sunriver Resort will host the 20th annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival June 24 - 26. There are 18 different scenic races on forest roads that provide views of Mt. Bachelor and the Deschutes River. There are also relay options for friends and families, as well as kids activities throughout the weekend. For further information on this highly popular event, including registration, check WHYRacingEvents.com.
Cycle Oregon Summer Bike Camp
Cycle Oregon is offering its Summer Bike Camp Weekend Ride July 8 -10, hosted by Oregon State University in Corvallis. On day one, there are several routes to choose from ranging from short to longer rides heading west to the Coast range while traveling on flat and quiet roads through agricultural and forested areas. All routes eventually join together and head back to Corvallis. On day two, Cycle Oregon plans to explore the Willamette Valley with many routes traveling along the scenic bikeway. One route stops at the historic Thompson's Mill, the oldest water-powered mill in Oregon. Routes rejoin and head back to Corvallis. Check cycleoregon.com for more information.