Every year Central Oregon Association of Realtors asks our local community members to nominate those who are Building a Better Central Oregon in various categories such as Best Overall Service to the Central Oregon Community, Outstanding Contribution to Youth Achievement, and Best New Recreation Option.
BBCO's main purpose is to recognize worthy residents who have enhanced their community with outstanding new or renovated residential, commercial or industrial buildings. Projects are judged on economic impact, neighborhood improvement, unique design or use of materials.
Our SoDeCo Chapter (South Deschutes County) earned the Best New Recreation Option by working diligently with the US Forest Service to gain approval for new trails, and then by joining forces with local individuals and businesses in the Sunriver area to design and build over 10 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails. These new trails, complete with informational kiosks, connect the Sunriver area to the Wanoga network of trails near the Cascade Lakes Highway.
Dan Youmans, our SoDeCo Chapter Representative, has been instrumental in making mountain bike trails in the Sunriver and LaPine a reality. He's also excited about adding more trails to the Newberry Crater trail network, and the possibility of extending mountain bike trails from Sunriver to La Pine State Park to the City of La Pine. If you'd like to reach Dan, please email him here.
Building a Better Central Oregon: Best New Recreation Option
COTA South Deschutes County Trails
Central Oregon Trail Alliance
To learn more about other BBCO award winners, click here.
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