Oregon's Spectacular Desert
On April 26, the Oregon Natural Desert Association presents its final event in the High Desert Speakers Series in Bend with a discussion of many of the high desert's most spectacular places.
ONDA's Gena Goodman-Campbell will team up with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness for this 90-minute discussion at Bend's Old Stone Church beginning at 7 p.m.
Goodman-Campbell was previously named one of 1,000 Friends of Oregon's 35 Innovators Under 35. She became the Badlands Wilderness Coordinator in 2007, working for ONDA to lead the effort to protect 30,000 acres of badlands. The Badlands Wilderness Act, sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, was signed into law in 2009. Today, she focuses her time with ONDA protecting Central Oregon's desert wilderness. In the lecture on April 26, she will explore from Whychus-Deschutes to Hidden Springs, sharing how to protect these Central Oregon treasures for generations to come.
Central Oregon Mountain Biking
Mountain biking takes center stage at a free virtual tour at REI in the Old Mill District April 12. REI experts will explore the twists and turns of local mountain biking resources and trails. Find out when and where to ride, explore gear specifics, and learn about opportunities to become involved in mountain biking. The session begins at 5:30 p.m.
On April 21, REI will present another free session focusing on bike maintenance for trail riding. In this class, experts will cover critical maintenance tips that will help get the most out of every ride no matter what the season. The free class begins at 5:30 p.m. and registration is available online. Topics to be covered include noisy drivetrains, replacing brake pads, how to clean a dirty bike, experimenting with tire pressures and setting up suspension.