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Bend Endurance Academy programs open

Bend Endurance Academy youth cycling programs are now open for enrollment, according to a Monday news release.

BEA has a variety of programs that are available for all ages, including cyclocross, enduro, downhill and mountain biking teams.

The academy is planning to open up additional programs in the summer targeted toward younger athletes (ages 4-8), and specifically female riders.

According to the release, BEA's goals are centered around developing well rounded cyclists and mountain bikers who respect the community, trails and the outdoors in general. 

BEA will also offer the "She Can" Scholarship, which is designed to remove financial barriers that prevent middle school and high school aged girls from pursuing cycling and climbing. Through the scholarship, any girl aged 10 to 18 can receive tuition assistance, event registration or team travel expenses for any of BEA's programs. Applicants must reside in Central Oregon and actively participate in one of BEA’s sports within the last 12 months.

For more information, call Mike Rougeux at 541-419-5071, email, or visit

—Bulletin staff report

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