SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle – May 14, 2022
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 Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon. The Hayden Homes Amphitheater area will host a day-long festival of various foods, music, sponsor booths and don’t forget, all the cheering and spectating of the PPP participants.
Pole Pedal Paddle supports the work and mission of the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MSBEF). Over 600 young athletes participate in MBSEF’s winter sports programs for junior athletes—alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, freeride skiing, and cycling training.
Our main objective is to assist junior athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic, and personal goals. Generations of local youth have benefitted from the positive experiences and values nurtured through MBSEF programs—sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, character building, and the pursuit of healthy lifetime activities.
After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID-19, we’re thrilled to announce that the SELCO PPP will be taking place again in 2022 on Saturday, May 14th. Sign ups to begin soon. Visit https://pppbend.com for all the details. Registration opens Feb. 3, 2022Click here to register