Get your bike ready for the perfect ride! Saturday, June 10th, 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
Join Lange Estate Winery for 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 Father-and-Son Winemakers, Don & Jesse 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 of Hunt & Gather Catering back to prepare this special meal. 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. Jesse Lange will lead a casting class featuring Sage Fly Fishing gear. Next, 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 and see if you can't compel a little crooning from Don Lange 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.
You'll never feel BETTER about having so much FUN!
Splash for Pink, an annual Maupin Community breast cancer care benefit, invites you to kick summer into full gear on June 24th with a fun-filled day of guided white water rafting on the Deschutes River, local barbecue and microbrew, live music, volleyball tournament, kids’ activities, silent auction, golf tournament and more. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to two Oregon beneficiaries: the Celilo Cancer Center fund at the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation in The Dalles and Sara’s Project at St. Charles Health Foundation in Central Oregon. What a unique way to raise money for breast cancer care!
We are asking for your support at our 8th annual event as we strive to raise even more money to help find a cure for breast cancer and support those affected by the disease. In the past 7 years combined, we have been able to distribute over $100,000 to our beneficiaries. Driven to support family members – and all Oregonians – who have been affected by breast cancer, the Maupin Chamber of Commerce and Imperial River Company invite you to sign up for the festivities, starting with a 13-mile guided rafting trip, all in the name of fighting breast cancer. Guided rafting tours can be booked in advance on-line or by calling 541.395.2404.
“Many Maupin Chamber of Commerce members have family members who have suffered from the disease, giving this cause an important place in our hearts,” says Susie Miles, owner of Imperial River Company. Members and supporters of Splash for Pink insist that donating the raised money to local beneficiaries is what makes this event so special. “Celilo Cancer Institute, for example, has been such a wonderful support for our cancer-stricken community members and families. Knowing this money goes there, rather than out of state, is what makes this event awesome!”
Guided rafting tours can be booked for a $69 donation per person (includes a Pink T-shirt) for a 3-hour excursion. Trips depart at 10am and 1pm on Saturday, June 24 at the Imperial River Company. You'll begin this action-packed adventure at Harpham Flats. Tackle a series of Class III and IV rapids, including the infamous Boxcar, then feel your adrenaline peak again as you raft Oak Springs. The public is also invited to enjoy a barbecue lunch (for a $10 donation), as well as family-friendly activities throughout the day. full event schedule
BONUS SPLASH EVENT: Sunday, June 25th, Golf for Pink Tournament at Pine Meadows Golf Course in Pine Hollow, OR. Bring 3 friends and join us for a 9-hole Scramble & 18-hole Putting Course. All teams will start at Noon. Register with Pine Meadows Golf Course.
Are you interested in sponsoring our 8th annual event? There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for how you can make a donation or sponsorship.
Suitable for adults and children, the benefit is sponsored by:
- Widmer Brothers
- Olson’s Bicycles
- Bug’s Bad Ass BBQ
- Three Creeks Brewing
- West Coast Tub Repair
- Wasco Electric
- Maupin Market
- Food Services of America
- Richmond's Service Station
- Hang Belly Ranches
- Imperial Stock Ranch
- Encompass Management
- Deschutes Rim Health Clinic
- Pine Meadows Golf Course