Bulletin Staff Report

Thousands of athletes participated in the 43rd annual SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle in Bend on Saturday, making their way on a 34-mile course from Mount Bachelor to the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. They skied, biked, ran and kayaked in a colorful race that has become a signature event in Bend. Bulletin photographers Dean Guernsey and Ryan Brennecke captured the action.