Bend Trails Podcast Series

Want to know about the history of Ben’s Trail? How all those gnomes ended up on the ELV trail? How to show good trail etiquette? Then have a listen to our Bend Trails podcast series. The podcasts are short, usually about 10 minutes in length, and with a person who really knows the topic! (Also, we are looking for a lead sponsor for this series. Listen to the intro of “ELV and Those Gnomes” for the concept. Please email us if interested.)

In this episode, we’re going to learn about proper bike etiquette on the Bend multi-use trails and paths. These paths are located throughout Bend in places the Old Mill, Shevlin Park and the Deschutes river. Our guest today is Henry Stroud who is a Planner at Bend Parks and Recreation.

Voodoo is a short trail segment that runs roughly along a contour line in Phil’s trail system in Bend, Oregon. Do you know why that is? Hear from Ben Husaby, one of the creators of the Voodoo Trail.

Here more about the original design of Ben’s trail from author, Ben Husaby.

Did you know that Ben’s Trail wasn’t built initially for mountain biking but as a training trail for nordic skiing? Hear from Ben Husaby, the creator of Ben’s Trail.

Here is the little known story of what Storm King might have been called.

Have you ever been riding at Phil’s and wondered, what do all these trail names mean and who came up with these? Eric L. Vickers, who was one of the pioneers responsible for the early formation of the Phil’s trail network, is going to answer these burning questions, many of us have.

Hear from the early trail builders Eric Vickers and Ben Husaby about the master plan at the Phil’s complex (or lack thereof), finding trails before maps, and what it meant to be a trail author.

Have you ever wondered about the backstory of the gnomes on the ELV trail in Bend, Oregon. Eric L Vickers talks a bit about how this all happened. Did you make the connection? ELV. Eric L Vickers.

Ever wonder who has right of way on those single-track trails in Central Oregon? Downhill rider? Uphill rider? The runner? Who? In this episode of The Connection, we speak with Emmy Andrews the Executive Director of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance about trail etiquette. 

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