An iconic race where the spirit of Bend, Oregon shines!

The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation is thrilled to announce the 48th Annual SELCO Pole, Pedal, Paddle returns Saturday, May 18, 2024! This year, after participants ski or ride down Mt. Bachelor, don Nordic skis for a loop, cruise down to town on bikes, run along the Deschutes River, then paddle and sprint, they’ll make their way to the new finish line in Riverbend Park.

The SELCO Pole, Pedal, Paddle, or PPP, as the locals affectionately call it, has become a beloved tradition in our community. It’s a day where friends and families come together to celebrate the transition from winter to spring in true Central Oregon style. Combining a few of our favorite sports – skiing, biking, running, paddling – the PPP offers something for everyone in a relay-style race that showcases the incredible recreation opportunities in our backyard.

Pole Pedal Paddle participant on their bike riding down Century Drive with a big smile and Broken Top Mountain in the background

Whether you’re an elite individual or a business team defending your title, the competition can be fierce when trying to bring home one of the famous PPP Mugs. However, the camaraderie and the stunning backdrop of the Cascade Mountains make it an experience like no other.

The 48th Annual SELCO Pole, Pedal, Paddle will be a day that embodies the spirit of Bend, where adventure, sports, and community come together in a remarkable way. Gear up for another unforgettable day of competition and community fun – registration is open now – hope to see you at the starting line!

Pole Pedal Paddle featuring recording of the Bend Don't Break podcast feature on program director Marieka Greene.