Spectators planning to watch portions of the PPP staged at Mount Bachelor are advised that Century Drive up to Mount Bachelor will be open all day, but traffic back to Bend will be routed through Sunriver during the race. Motorists should use caution, as many cyclists will be riding on Century Drive.
In Bend, a prime place to watch some of the action unfold is at the bike-to-run transition on Emkay Street off Colorado Avenue. From there, spectators can walk down a staircase to the Deschutes River Trail and watch the run-to-boat exchange just downstream.
The footbridges spanning the river in the Old Mill District are good locations from which to watch paddlers and sprinters.
The first finishers are expected to be sprinting into the Les Schwab Amphitheater shortly before 11 a.m. Food and beverages will be available from vendors at the amphitheater, where a beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last finishers should be trickling into the amphitheater at about 3:30 p.m. An awards ceremony is scheduled for approximately 3 p.m.
Saturday's weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high temperature in the 60s.
— Bulletin staff report