Maupin Ride the Rapids


The City of Maupin & the Maupin Area Chamber Endowment (MACE) Deschutes River Athletic Complex (DRAC) are speeding toward completing an amazing world class Track & Field Athletic Complex and event center showcasing the wild and scenic lower Deschutes River at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. The community of Maupin has already raised more than $500,000 for the Deschutes River Athletic Complex. The total Fundraising Campaign goal is to raise the final $1,000,000 to be competition and event ready in 2021. Maupin Ride the Rapids is a partnership with Hood to Coast and in our first year our ride will be lightly supported by volunteers and the local community. The goal for this event are: 1. Investment in the community and connection of building DRAC! 2. Swag bag that will have a value significantly higher than rides with thousands of participants. 3. Beautiful course with an organized start and finish, food and beverages. The route follows much of the Oregon Scenic Bikeways including the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway which forms a topographically diverse loop that encircles the high-desert canyon of the Deschutes along with some expansive open prairie to the river’s west. 4. Reason come out and camp, ride, enjoy other outdoor and cycling enthusiasts to make this first year event successful 5. Raise awareness and funds to complete this project in style. Let’s Ride the Rapids and make it happen!

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