Bend Kayak School
Learn the skills necessary to navigate the whitewater rapids of Central Oregon! The Bend Kayak School is offering beginner classes this summer. These immersion classes will teach amateur kayakers how to safely and expertly maneuver kayaks downriver. The class will be spread across two days, and attendees can expect personal instruction that moves at just the right pace. Learn essential kayak techniques, such as ferrying, edging and riding currents, and become a master of the river. Participants also receive lodging and meal options, a perfect deal for out-of-towners.
The first two beginner immersion classes are scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, at 5:30pm and Thursday, July 7, at 3:30pm. (Bend Kayak School also offers private lessons with adjustable schedules.) Lessons start at $250 per person. Equipment is provided. For more information, visit bendkayakschool.com or call 541-241-6263.
Central Oregon Disc Golf Club
Real golf is hard. The best players started training when they were kids, perfecting their swings and shots. Disc golf may not be easier, but it's less expensive, and the Central Oregon Disc Golf Club is here to help. Join these disc-flinging fiends for a disc golf tutorial course at Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course. Participants will learn helpful techniques and tricks, then put their skills to the test with a complimentary putter disc and a round of 9-hole. Become the Tiger Woods of disc golf!
The club will meet at the Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course on Saturday, July 9. The entire session will run from 9am to 11:30am. Aspiring disc golfers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free, but participants must register ahead of time, and space is limited. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-312-1032.
Tour des Chutes
The Tour des Chutes is a fundraising event that supports cancer care and survivorship for Central Oregon residents of all ages. Founded in 2004, this popular event allows participants to bike anywhere between seven and 100 miles across the high desert. For those who want to stay on their feet, there is also a 5K run/walk through NW Crossing. And sideline supporters can simply donate money and/or time, with all proceeds directly benefiting regional nonprofits dedicated to providing care and support to those affected by cancer. Expect food, drinks and music. This is a great, all-ages event for a good cause.
The official Tour starts at 6am on Saturday, July 9, with starting lines for both the bike and run/walk at High Lakes Elementary School. Online registration closes at 11:59pm, Thursday, July 7. To register and find more information, visit tourdeschutes.org.