Official date of the 2023 Pole Pedal Paddle is May 13, 2023. Cheer on your friends, neighbors, family members and professional athletes from the foot bridge in the Old Mill District.
The Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, biking, running, canoeing/kayaking/stand up paddle boarding and sprinting to the finish. Complete the race by yourself or in a team/pair. Some 3,100 people participate in this multi-sport race. The event starts with three legs at Mt. Bachelor – a short downhill ski, 8k Nordic race and 22-mile bike ride – before the 5-mile run, 1.5-mile kayak and half mile sprint legs back down in Bend. Teams, pairs, and individual participants are composed of recreational and expert athletes competing from Mt. Bachelor to the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.
The PPP supports the programs of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF). MBSEF is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports amateur alpine, cross country, snowboard, and cycling training for junior athletes. Our main objective is to assist junior athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic and personal goals.
More information at https://www.pppbend.com/