Past Events

Toast the Trail

 Scheduled for January 1, 2022

Due to the incredible efforts by our communities Ponderay and Sandpoint, sponsors, volunteers, landowners, and Bay Trail patrons the City of Ponderay and Friends of Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail are excited to announce our mission of connecting our communities is a couple steps closer!

We invite you to join us at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 1, 2022 as we celebrate the gate opening and the New Year! Remember to dress warmly, prepare for icy conditions and a two mile walk on the trail! If you plan on driving to the trail, you will need to park at the Windbag Marina, City Beach, or the Creekside Trailhead.

Come one, come all!

Ponderay Neighbor Day

 Scheduled for September 18, 2021

Join the City of Ponderay and the Friends of the Pend d’ Oreille Bay Trail, along with numerous local business sponsors as we celebrate our communities’ connections. We are looking forward to another great event!

Mark your calendars as this is one event that you won’t want to miss!

Neighbor Day will take place at Harbison Field, located behind the Hoot Owl Cafe on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1-6 pm.

The event is family friendly and fun for all ages, but no pets please.

Scheduled activities include kids crafts, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, food and retail vendors, carnival games, tastings, demonstrations, Magic by Star Alexander and much more!

Visit the Friends of Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail’s booth for a chance to win prizes, learn more about the Front Yard Project, and talk to your ‘Friends’!/


With heavy hearts, board of directors of the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail has decided to cancel this year’s Bay Trail Fun Run.

In the midst of a crisis at our hospitals, and in response to a call to avoid high risk activities, we acknowledge that an organized run along an unpaved and uneven trail with hundreds of people could potentially (however unlikely) result in an incident or viral transmission that could cause harm to individuals and further burden our health care system. 

So, in support of our overworked health care workers who are operating under crisis standards of care, we feel compelled to once again cancel this event for the second year in a row. This was not an easy decision and we are incredibly grateful for the support of our event sponsors and others for their understanding. 

As we navigate this pandemic, we are reminded that outdoor activity is a great way to support your mental and physical health. Yet we have decided to play it safe while our hospitals are struggling to provide care for the sick and injured.

All participants who paid in advanced will be reimbursed by our third party Race Roster. For any questions, contact our Race Director- Jean Vorhies.