On September 13, Mt. Bachelor welcomed Outdoor City USA. This inaugural three day event transformed Mt. Bachelor into an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with a variety of biking and hiking opportunities, not only for the pros but also beginners. Perhaps what made this event so special is that it included and encouraged everyone in the community to join in the fun. From demos and workshops to live racing, adventure lovers gathered to celebrate and partake in the various activities Outdoor City provided. “It was my feeling to create more of a festival. Take all the best parts of a trade show, a race, and a music festival and cram them into one place, so that there’s something to see and something to do the entire time,” says Beverly Lucas, founder of Outdoor City USA.

The Center was proud to be one of the main health and wellness sponsors at this year’s event. Partnering with Summit Medical Group Oregon and East Cascades Women’s Group, we spent the weekend together welcoming attendees into our backyard lounge to play games and to take a spin at making pedal-powered smoothies! The opportunity to serve our community in this way – giving families an inviting area where kids could be interactive and have fun was the greatest reward. As an integral part of Central Oregon’s health community, we strive to support local initiatives that encourage healthy, safe, and active lifestyles. And that’s just what Outdoor City USA provided.

Keep an eye out for Outdoor City USA 2020! To learn more about upcoming events sponsored by The Center, please visit our events page, www.thecenteroregon.com/the-center-events/

We hope to see you out in our community soon!