Bend Endurance Academy Climbing: Competition team; ages 10-18; focuses on rope/sport climbing with opportunities to compete in USA Climbing’s Sport Climbing Series; 4-6 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays through July 2; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
Bend Endurance Academy Climbing: Development team; ages 10-18; focuses on rope/sport climbing with trips to regional bouldering/climbing areas; 4-6 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays through July 2; email@example.com; www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org.
Bend Endurance Academy Cycling Programs: Include options in youth development, junior teams, U23/collegiate teams, camps, races and shuttles; age 6 and older; mountain biking, road cycling and cyclocross; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bendenduranceacdemy.org.
POLE PEDAL PADDLE: Saturday, May 19; Central Oregon’s signature sporting event; the relay race has six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish; participants compete as teams, pairs or individuals; starts at Mt. Bachelor and finishes at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater; entry fees range from $42 to $90 per person; family teams are $180 to $190; Kids Mini Pole Pedal Paddle is May 20; PPP is a benefit for MBSEF; www.pppbend.com.
The Urban GPS Eco-Challenge: Trips on paths and trails along Deschutes River through Old Mill District shops and Farewell Bend Park daily at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; like a scavenger hunt with clues and checkpoints; $65, includes guide, GPS and instruction, water, materials; 541-389-8359, 800-962-2862; www.wanderlusttours.com.
FREE PADDLING SEMINAR: Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m. at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe in Bend; covers proper paddling mechanics, common paddling injuries and specific exercises for paddlers to minimize such injuries; www.tumalocreek.com; 541-317-9407.
Kayaking classes: Sundays, 4-6 p.m.; for all ages; weekly classes and open pool; equipment provided to those who preregister, first come, first served otherwise; Cascade Swim Center, Redmond; $3; 541-548-7275; www.raprd.org
Renegade Roller Derby: Practice with the Renegades Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bend’s Midtown Ballroom; drop-in fee of $7; loaner gear available; contact email@example.com.
Practice with the Lava City Roller DOLLS all-female roller derby LEAGUE: 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays and 8-10 p.m. on Tuesdays; at Central Oregon Indoor Sports Center; $6 per session, $40 per month; firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-306-7364.
Redmond Running Group: Meets at 8 a.m. on Saturdays for a 4- to 8-mile run; contact Dan Edwards at email@example.com or 541-419-0889.
FootZone noon runs: Noon on Wednesdays at FootZone, 845 N.W. Wall St., Bend; seven-mile loop with shorter options; free; 541-317-3568.
Team Xtreme’s running club in Redmond: Meets at 8 a.m. on Saturdays at Xtreme Fitness Center, 1717 N.E. Second St.; 2- to 5-mile run; free; 541-923-6662.
Basic beginner scuba diving classes: Central Oregon Scuba Academy at Cascade Swim Center in Redmond, ongoing; certification for anyone 12 and older; vacation refresher and dive industry career classes for certified divers; cost varies; Rick Conners at 541-312-2727 or 541-287-2727.
SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Pole Pedal Paddle Prep Nordic Skate ski Classes: MBSEF is offering Pole Pedal Paddle skate ski clinics at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center May 12, 13, and 17; cost is $20 per session; trail pass, season pass, or spring pass required; 541-388-0002; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mbsef.org.
Big Wave Challenge: Saturday, May 12, at Mt. Bachelor; inspired by legendary surfer and Mt. Bachelor ambassador Gerry Lopez; snowboard-only event will be held in the slopestyle arena under the Pine Marten chairlift; a series of huge sweeping banked corners, quarter pipes and spines will be shaped into wave-like features; riders will be judged on control, speed and power; email@example.com.
Sammy Carlson invitational: Saturday, May 19, noon to 2 p.m., at Mt. Bachelor; freeski event hosted by X Games gold medalist Sammy Carlson; world’s top skiers will compete on a 100-foot big air jump to a 30-foot wall-ride feature for a shot at part of the $20,000 cash purse; invite-only event for participants, but the jump will be in close view from the West Village Lodge and the Clearing Rock Bar for spectators; www.mtbachelor.com.
Shred with Laurenne: Ski racing camp with Laurenne Ross, U.S. Ski Team member and Bend resident; May 19-20 or May 26-27, at Mt. Bachelor; Olympic gold medalist and three-time overall World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety will be a guest host for the first camp, May 19-20; $200 per person for one, two-day camp; www.mtbachelor.com.
Free snowshoe tours: Discover Your Northwest provides free snowshoe tours every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; snowshoes provided, no reservations required; age 8 and older; donations accepted; 90-minute tours leave from West Village Lodge at Mt. Bachelor; 541-383-4055; firstname.lastname@example.org.