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Grammy Winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel
Performing at Five Pine Conference Center in Sisters

Sisters Trails Alliance is sponsoring a fund raising concert at Five Pine Conference Center on Friday November 21st from 7 to 9 PM (doors open at 6 PM).

Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel won a Grammy Award for “best New Age Album”.  Their music is of nature and grace. Revered by their critics and peers, it is characterized by beautiful melodies, solid craftsmanship and deeply rooted in American tradition. George Winston wrote of their recordings that they are “moving and evocative of both feelings and nature.” They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the New England Conservancy of Music.  Stephen Elliott wrote: “You are guaranteed a performance of artistic excellence…they are thoroughly professional and genuinely wonderful people.” To hear a sample of their music, click here.

A ticket for the performance costs $40 [$20 of which is tax deductible as a donation to Sisters Trails Alliance, a 501(c)(3) corporation]. At the door tickets will cost $45. Be aware, however, that the last time this couple performed at the Tower Theater in Bend, the performance sold out. 

You may purchase a ticket by using  a credit card or PayPal here or you can call 541-719-8822.  We will return your call to use your Visa or MasterCard. Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call at time of concert.

Sorry, the concert is now sold out!

Survey Of Non-Motorized Trail Use By Oregon State Parks

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a once-per-decade assessment of non-motorized trail use. The survey covers trail use anywhere in Oregon, from local parks to national forests.  Survey responses will help local, state, and federal agencies efficiently allocate funding to meet the needs of non-motorized trail users.  The survey, and each question in it, is voluntary.  All responses are confidential – they will only be reported as part of larger groups. If interested, please complete the survey by November 26th. The survey can be accessed here. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the project lead, Kreg Lindberg, at


Portland State University has developed a smartphone app to collect route, infrastructure, crash, and safety data for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ORcycle will let you record your bicycle trips, display maps of your rides, and provide feedback regarding crashes, safety, or infrastructure issues. Transportation planners currently do not have enough data about the Oregon's cycling population and their routes. Also, at the moment there is no systematic way to receive feedback regarding safety or infrastructure issues. The ORcycle application has been designed in conjunction with ODOT to be used by transportation planners to better design or upgrade bicycle facilities. For more information and to download the app click here.