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Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Two local companies from Bend, OR are joining the highly anticipated 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, kicking off on January 29th
By: Whitegate PR INC
Teams race on public lands of the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, & Caribou-Targhee National Forests, competing for $165,000 in prize money & the elusive title of "Stage Stop Champion." The Pedigree® Stage Stop Race, now in its 26th year, intends to move forward following all federal, state, and local COVID-19 public health guidelines.https://
"Headquartered and manufactured in Bend, OR, we are a long-time supporter of Oregon Trail of Dreams," states Bruce Stegmaier, Owner of Alpine Outfitters, "Our gear and equipment is great for all dog-powered outdoor activities and adventures, including mushing with working sled dogs."
Oregon Trail of Dreams is best known for giving their customers a wonderful experience providing sled dog tours at Mt. Bachelor. Founded by the well-known and admired American dog musher, Rachael Scdoris, and her dad, Jerry Scdoris; Oregon Trails of Dreams consists of a professional team of guides that have more than 100 years of combined experience to provide guests with an unforgettable, fun and safe experience. In 2006, Rachael became the first legally blind person to complete the 1,049+ mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across the U.S. state of Alaska.
"We are thrilled to announce that Rafael Nelson, our dear friend and a trusted employee at Trail of Dreams, will be taking on the race with our dogs!" expresses Rachael Scdoris.
Rafael is a charismatic 29-year old man who lives in Bend Oregon. He's a 2nd year musher and has a real passion and talent for driving sled dogs.
Rafael says, "I'm excited to get my team out on the beautiful Wyoming trails and see what they can do. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with some of the amazing dog people I met last year and seeing some new faces."
"Bend, Oregon is such a beautiful destination and we are so proud to be part of this unique and supportive community," says Bruce from Alpine Outfitters, "We look forward to sponsoring the incredible Oregon Trail of Dreams team for this very exciting event. The race is on!"
Alpine Outfitters: https://www.alpineoutfitters.net/