The premiere Stand Up Paddleboard event in Central Oregon is on again for this summer. The Desert Orthopedics’ 2014 Bend PaddleBoard Challenge, June 28, 2014 at Riverbend Community Park Bend, Oregon. Presented by Stand Up Paddle Bend. We are proud to be part of the Subaru of Bend Outside Games. Racing for elite paddlers and beginners, Tahitian dancers, and demos from the top brands in the sport. The Bend Paddleboard Challenge will have a little something for everyone.
A WPA Stand Up Paddle Board race on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. Racing from Riverbend community park through the Old Mill District. A 5 mile long course race and a 2 Mile short course race. After the racing, some of the leading manufacturers in the sport will be offering free demos of the their latest SUP gear.
This is a day-long celebration of the sport of Stand Up Paddling and highlights the commitment from the community of paddlers for two important causes. Again this year we are benefitting the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance and their efforts to create awareness and raise funds for the future whitewater park here in Bend. The event will also benefit the Bend Metro Parks and Rec Scholarship Fund. All the proceeds from this event go to those organizations.