May 6th – 17th

 Join schools, worksites, and neighborhoods as we walk and roll in the month of May! The May 2024 Walk + Roll Challenge celebrates the start of spring! Dust off your bike and walking shoes, and dig up some sunglasses for your active commute. Together, let’s walk and roll around Central and Eastern Oregon. Using your Get There Connect account, log your walk and roll trips to work (walking or rolling to the bus counts, too). Log more trips to increase your chances of winning.

Everyone who logs 4 walk or roll trips by May 17 will be in the prize drawing. Prizes will be awarded to users in all of Central and Eastern Oregon. To enter the challenge, simply log your walk or roll trip to ANYWHERE before May 17th!

To learn how your worksite or neighborhood can participate, contact Kim Curley at 541 408 6111.

Prizes include a ski or bike tune from The Mountain Works, service discounts at Gear Fix, tickets to the Rubbish Renewed Fashion Show, gift cards to Strictly Organic, e-bike rentals from Bend Electric Bike and more!


Check out a details about all the events in the May Walk and Roll Challenge Below…

E-Bike Panel 

Date: Thursday, May 2nd

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Location: Bend Public House 1044 NW Bond St. Bend, OR 97703

Admission: Free (Pre-Registration to receive a free beverage ticket)

Join us for an insightful panel discussion delving into the world of e-bikes in our community. This event brings together a diverse panel of experts and stakeholders to explore various facets of e-biking, from legal considerations to local policies and youth perspectives. 

Through a dynamic exchange of ideas and experiences, this panel aims to deepen our understanding of e-biking and its significance in our community. Whether you’re an avid e-biker, a policymaker, or simply curious about this emerging mode of transportation, this event offers valuable insights and opportunities for engagement. Appetizers will be served and 1 free drink ticket with pre-registration. Additional beverages available for purchase.  

First Friday Block Party + Art Walk – Commute Options Night at the Commons 

Date: Friday, May 3rd

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR

Bike or walk down to First Friday Block Party at The Commons and enjoy local beer, cider and music by Double Jump! If you bike or walk to the event, come see our booth and we will give you a ticket for $1 off your drink!

May Walk + Roll to School Day Challenge

Date: Wednesday, May 8th

Time: Before + after school

Location: Your elementary school!

Join us by walking, rolling, skating or scooting to school on May 8th. Check out our recommended walking routes to plan your trip today!

More information about specific Walk + Roll day events here.

Commute Options Pint Night at Cascade Lakes Brewery 
Date: Friday, May 10th
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Pub at Reed Market 21175 Reed Market Rd Bend, OR
A fundraising event for Commute Options
Support Commute Options in their efforts to increase access to transportation options.
$1 from every pint sold goes directly to Commute Options.

City of Bend – Bike Bend 

Date: May 13th

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: The Grove – 921 NW Mt. Washington Drive 

Come out and celebrate with the City of Bend for Bend Bike Night on Monday, May 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Grove (921 NW Mt. Washington Drive) for an evening of raffles, giveaways and activities including a bike safety course for kids and an interactive safe riding in roundabouts demonstration every 30 minutes. This block party style event is one you won’t want to miss!

Join Mayor Melanie Kebler, Mayor Pro-Tem Megan Perkins, Oregon State Representative Emerson Levy, and community partners focused on bike and pedestrian safety initiatives #inBend.

Family-friendly activities and demonstrations!
Raffle prizes and giveaways!
Food vendor discounts to community members who bring their helmets!

More information here.

Bike Day at OSU Cascades

Date: May 15th

Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: OSU Cascades Bend Campus 

Join us for E-Bike demos, bike travel information and bike tune-ups to help prepare for Bike to Work day on May 17th. There will be iced tea, lemonade, and light treats provided. 

Walk + Roll Tour

Date: May 16th
Time: 4 – 5:30pm
Location: Miller’s Landing Park picnic shelter –>  El Sancho West, 1254 NW Galveston

Join a group of people with different abilities and disabilities as we walk and roll a 0.7-mile route. Together we’ll experience the patchwork of varied surfaces making up Bend’s pedestrian infrastructure. We’ll explore what systems are in place to effect change. Then reflect on what we experienced, and discuss ways to make Bend’s sidewalks and pedestrian paths better. Click here for the proposed route. 

Proposed schedule:

4:00-4:15 gather & meet each other

4:15-4:45 walk/roll the route

4:45-5:30 discuss/debrief