Safe Streets for All People Workshop
Bend Bikes along with the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, Central Oregon LandWatch, the LPS Family Foundation, the City of Bend conducted a transportation infrastructure workshop with a Dutch urban planner and transportation engineer to study safer infrastructure design on our streets.
Protected Roundabout and Bike Lane
Through our advocacy efforts, Bend gets its first protected roundabout at SE Wilson Ave & SE 9th Street with protected bike lanes on SE Wilson Ave. The city plans for a protected intersection at SE Wilson Ave and SE 3rd Street to follow.
Bike Event Calendar
Bend Bikes launches a bike event calendar to list local events that might be of interest to those that are bicycle minded or bicycle curious.
Bike Repair Kits
Bend Bikes and Pine Mountain Sports donate bike repair kits to the Deschutes Public Library “Library of Things.” These kits are available at various libraries in Central Oregon including the downtown and East Bend libraries.
Bend Bikes receives the Environmental Center’s Sustainability award for helping to shape sustainable communities that meet human needs equitably, live within our planet’s ecological limits, and build a prosperous economy for all.
Bend Bikes Map
Version 1.0 of the Bend Bike Map launches. The map serves as a community resource and advocacy tool. It can be used to display routes to bike various places in Bend on the most comfortable streets. Volunteers road every street on the map to determine the comfortability level of each one.
Statewide Transportation Improvements Program and the Bend GO Bond
Bend Bikes helps convince the Oregon Transportation Commission to allocate $245 million to non-highway/multi-modal transportation projects and successfully advocated for Bend’s GO Bond project which provided $36.2 million for projects supporting people who walk, ride, and roll, $8 million for neighborhood safety projects, and $8 million for transit.
Holiday Lights Ride
The 5th annual Holiday Lights Ride boasts more than 200 supporters and is Bend Bikes most successful fundraiser to date.
Bend Bikes influences the Bend Biennial Budget to provide nearly $1,000,000 in funding for neighborhood greenways.
Bend Open Streets
Bend Bikes conducts the very first Bend Open Streets (BOSS) event demonstrating the advantages of a parklet.
Parking Protected Bike Lane
Bend Bikes and the Bend Livability Project partner with City of Bend staff to create a parking protected bike lane.
Christmas Light and Hot Toddy Ride
Bend Bikes hosts its first official event – the Christmas Light & Hot Toddy ride.
Bend Bikes hosts a community forum with City transportation officials for the first time.
A Non-Profit is Formed!
Bend Bikes is founded by Lucas Freeman, Brian Potwin, Pam Hardy, and Nick Stevenson and becomes a 501(c)3 non-profit.