Get your bike ready for the perfect ride! Saturday, June 9th, join us on approx 200 miles of curvy, rolling roads across North Central Oregon. The Maupin Madness Poker Run benefits our veterans. We are proud to donate to our local Outdoor Adventures for Military Heroes and Operation Homefront. Imagine collecting your poker cards along the most scenic country in Oregon!
The ride route starts at Kaiser Park in Maupin, travels to Tygh Valley, then down highway 216 to Sherar's Falls and across the Deschutes River. Wind your way up out of the Deschutes to the rolling wheat fields of Sherman County and through the towns of Moro, and Wasco. Continue east toward the John Day River and ride by the new Cottonwood State Park. Gilliam County, home of wind turbines and the county seat of Condon, beckon you to marvel in the wide open spaces. The town of Fossil is next on the route, Wheeler County Seat and home of Oregon's legendary track coach and NIKE co-founder, Bill Bowerman. The best riding is yet to come! Riding through the Painted Hills has nothing but curves from Fossil to Antelope. A quick 8 miles and you are in Shaniko, then a right on Bakeoven Road and back to Maupin.
Although the ride is over, the fun is far from finished! The finish line party is at Imperial River Co., right on the banks of the Deschutes River. Enjoy live music, great food and a bike show complete with prizes! Of course, we will be waiting for you to turn in your poker cards and to hear about your awesome ride.
Lange Estate Winemaker's Dinner
Lange Estate Winery returns for the second annual Hook, Line & Wine - a Father's Day Weekend Winemaker's Dinner on the stunning Deschutes! Treat the father figures in your life to a weekend of river revelries that culminate in a Saturday evening Winemaker's Dinner featuring Lange Estate's portfolio of handcrafted, terroir-focused Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, presented by Winemakers, Don & Wendy Lange.
Experience the great PNW outdoors with an open Saturday afternoon of recreational opportunities that might include hiking, biking, fishing or a guided Whitewater Rafting Adventure. Or simply relax, on the banks of the Deschutes River, before all the food and wine begins.
We are proud to have Chef Andrew Biggs return to prepare this special meal! Andrew is an incredible culinary wizard and has prepared some amazing private wine dinners at the lodge. At 5pm, attendees will get their first glass of Lange Rose and enjoy a stand-up course of hors d'oeuvres on the fabulous Imperial lawn. Following a fly casting demonstration, we will move to the riverfront patio at 6pm, to start our sit-down wine paired meal. 3 courses will be served, followed with dessert. Finally, end the evening fireside while you wind down this fabulous day on the Deschutes.
Call to book your lodge room today & make a reservation for dinner. We can't wait to see you and enjoy one of early summer's long evenings on the river!
COST: $99 per person*
(includes wine & dinner)
Reservations are required for this event.
*Gratuity not included. You may also purchase Lange wines by the bottle to take home after the event.
Deschutes River Half Marathon & 2.019 mile Run/Walk
Celebrate the New Year in Maupin Oregon.
- Deschutes River Half Marathon
- Stunning 13.1 miles along the Deschutes river
- Aid stations positioned along the course
- Deschutes River Half Marathon Medal and T-shirt included!
- New Year's Eve Party at Imperial River Co.
- New Year 2.019 Mile Walk Run
- A perfect distance to start your new year!
- Fun to do with the kids and grandparents!
- Music, snacks, and much more!
Half Marathon = 9:00 AM
2.019 Mile Run/Walk: 10:00 AM
The Half Marathon will be an out & back course with the finish at the Imperial River Company. Participants will start at the Imperial River Company and run down & back following the Deschutes River along the BLM access road. There will be five aid stations on the course. All participants will receive a finisher's shirt and medal. Runners and walkers are welcome. There will be a 5-hour cutoff for the event. Watch for updates!
Course details link: http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/1350737107
2.019 MILE RESOLUTION RUN/WALK:
START TIME: 10:00 AM
The 2.019 Mile Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial River Company. It is a simple out and back course that lets you purge some toxins, begin a year of fitness, or just hang out with some fun folks!
Registration and Check-in:
Day of race number pick-up and registration will begin at 7:00 AM on race morning -- at the Imperial River Company
Awards will be given out for top overall and division finishers (for both events).
Half marathon finishers will receive finishers medallions and t-shirts. The 2.017 mile/run walk will have t-shirts available for purchase.
There will be a post event celebration and awards ceremony at the Imperial River Company. Some fine Widmer Brothers beer will be waiting for you!