What To Do If You Encounter a Cougar

With the recent death of a mountain biker by a cougar near North Bend, Washington, and with a substantial cougar population here in Oregon, there are some things you should know if you encounter one.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings talks to an ODFW wildlife biologist for a look at what you need to know about cougars in Central Oregon.

New Mountain Bike Film Features Bend Native

This week at the Tower TheatreRed Bull Media House Films premiered its new film, ‘North of Nightfall.’ The film features four world-class mountain bikers taking on the untouched terrain just south of the north pole. One of those featured bikers is Bend native Carson Storch.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has a sneak preview of the film, which will be available for purchase on June 5.

‘Mountain Bike: Bend’ Author Visits Central Oregon Daily

Katy Bryce has written a a great mountain bike handbook featuring 46 select singletrack routes around Bend. Mountain Bike: Bend features rides for all skill levels with detailed topographic maps along with mileage logs, natural history, ecology and geology of the area and local tips for post-ride food and drinks.  Whether you want to ride through the forest or navigate a technical, rocky ridgeline, you’ll find it all in this great handbook!