Pole Pedal Paddle
U.S. BANK PPP / MAY 17TH, 2014 / BEND, OREGON
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Race overview

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!

Any questions please contact molly@mbsef.org or call 541-388-0002.

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