|June 22, 2013|
|Bend, OR, USA [large map] 44.0582, -121.315|
Deschutes Brewery is celebrating its silver anniversary in true Oregon style with a big party on the river in downtown Bend, and a 40-mile bike ride appropriately named “Black Butte to Mirror Pond.” The bike ride, starts at the base of Black Butte and the route takes scenic dirt roads to end up at the finish line at Mirror Pond in downtown Bend’s Drake Park. The party will feature live music, including the funk-inspired sounds of headlining band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Riders should register for this celebratory ride as soon as possible as it is limited to 500 riders (250 per wave) and will be a one-time event. A shuttle will take participants to the base of Black Butte, leaving at either 8am or 10am.
The family-friendly anniversary celebration runs from 1pm to 9pm in Drake Park on Mirror Pond in downtown Bend. The party will feature live musical acts including local bands Precious Byrd & ElekraPod plus Andy Frasco and Talking Heads tribute band, Naïve Melodies. Headlining the celebration is legendary Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Look for some extra fun from local companies like Bend Circus Center and Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe will be offering free demos. Local food vendors will be on site and Deschutes beer will be flowing, of course!
More details about the ride and route can be found at blackbuttetomirrorpond.com. Pre-registration is $75 per rider before June 4 and proceeds from the event will benefit three local charities: Deschutes Land Trust, Deschutes River Conservancy and The Environmental Center.
Choose one of the links below to export this event into your personal calendar. Clicking any of these links will open up a new browser window (or your Outlook program) so that you can edit of the details of the event.
To dismiss this dialog box, click anywhere outside this box or the small "x" in the upper righthand corner.
If you have any questions about this feature, contact us for help.