2012 Pole, Pedal, Paddle

Another sucessful Pole, Pedal, Paddle is in the books.  This year there were 2922 participants making up 882 entries as teams or individuals.  A quick glance through the results revealed contestants from Alaska, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and even a few people from Atlanta, Georgia.

The muti-sport race is six stages with a total course distance of 34 miles.  The stages include:  1) A gated downhill ski course, 2) An 8k cross-country ski course, 3) A 22 mile bike ride down Century Drive from Mt. Bachelor to the Old Mill District, 4) A five mile run on streets and along the Deschutes River Trail, 5) Paddling up and downstream on the Deschutes River for 1.5 miles and 6) a half mile run from the river to to the finish line in the Les Schwab Amphitheater.

We spent a few hours around the finish line in the amphitheater taking pictures and enjoying the festivities.  I didn’t go up to Mt. Bachelor so I don’t have any photos of the skiing or cycling.  If you are interested, here is a link to a bunch of PPP videos on YouTube

About Dan Seim

Dan Seim is the primary contributor to Preferred Residential's blog. He has been writing about real estate issues that affect home owners in Bend and Central Oregon since 2011.