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Calendar of Events FEBRUARY

Hoodoo Winter Carnival Overnighters are allowed for the Hoodoo Ski Area’s Carnival, which

is always the weekend before President’s Weekend. Saturday’s activities include kids games, the dummy downhill race, and a BBQ. Sunday events include tube racing on the Autobahn and snowmobile drag rac- ing under the lights after dark.


Atta Boy Dog Sled Races The Atta Boy 300 Oregon World Cup Race for Vision is a “stage

race” run in seven timed legs on seven consecutive days, including a stage near Hoodoo. The 300 mile race is part of the World Cup

racing circuit where mushers acquire points based on their finishes in sanctioned World Cup races. The overall cham- pion is computed at the end of each year by adding the points accumulated by each musher. The International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) over- sees the World Cup standings. APRIL

Craig Race The John Craig Memorial

Race travels Highway 242 over the Old McKenzie Pass. The event consists of classic and freestyle races ranging in length from three kilometers to 30km. Children’s events and a non- competitive tour of the course are included in the schedule. The race, which has been

held off-and-on since 1934, honors John Templeton Craig, a mail carrier who died in the winter of 1877 while carry- ing the mail on foot from the Willamette Valley to Eastern Oregon.


Free Fishing Day at Leaburg Hatchery The Leaburg Trout Hatch-

ery, on the McKenzie River near Leaburg, hosts this event that attracts hundreds of par- ticipants. LTD buses shuttle everyone

to the hatchery free of charge from the Leaburg ball field near the fire station on Leaburg Drive.

The hatchery offers different fishing options according to age and interest. Some of the trout weigh up to three pounds. Free fly-fishing lessons for kids of all ages are offered and stations provide information on how dams generate power, how to be safe around water, and what kind of insects and fish live in the river. JULY

Cascade Cycling Classic Over 200 cyclists usually take part in this longest running stage com- petition in the U.S. The Deschutes Brewery Road Race includes an epic stage that travels over the Old McKenzie Pass and its twisting switch- backs. After traveling through lava fields and over the Pacific Crest, the course dives along narrow roads into the western tourist town of Sisters, finishing with a surprisingly steep ascent for an uphill finish at the base of the Middle Sister. Riders climb 6,000 feet along the 70 mile stage. Leaburg Summer Festival The daylong Leaburg Summer Festival is held the last Saturday in

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