At right, Cascade A&E's enthusiastic review of Pole Pedal Murder by Ted Haynes.

The review quotes Ted, "The Pole Pedal Paddle race is such a terrific event I couldn't resist plunking down a story right in the middle of it.  Thousands of people enjoy it so much, whether they are seriously competing or racing in crazy costumes or having fun with their families of a group of friends...The race shows off the unique breadth of Bend's outdoors sports opportunities.  And it is a sort of rite of spring."  The annual race is run in May.