Kids! Families! Seniors! Roll, walk, and shuffle on down to enjoy a day of physical activity right in your own “front yard”. The Inaugural Bend Open Streets will stimulate the local economy, and showcase ways to improve Bend’s quality of life.
How to get to Bend Open Streets
Walk, ride your bicycle, skate, carpool to the route. Bend Park and Recreation District urban trail systems are a great way to get the Bend Open Streets. Use the Coyner and Deschutes River Trail to access the route. ADA parking will be available at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.
Information for People Driving....
People driving will have clear detour signs and will be allowed to cross the route at the following intersections:
- NE Greenwood Avenue and NE 6th Street
- NE Hawthorne Avenue and NE 3rd Street
- NE 1st Street and Greenwood Avenue
- NE Olney Avenue and NE 3rd Street
All other intersections will be closed to motor vehicles. To make Bend Open Streets a positive experience for the whole community, friendly volunteers will be on site and ready to help drivers and pedestrians at the closed-off intersections. Volunteers will also assist residents along the route who need to drive during the day.
Click on the Link below to see a map of Revere Avenue Driving Detour:
Four Legged Friends
We welcome our four legged friends to join in the fun. Remember dogs are required to be on leash at all times and please clean up after your pets.
Ever wondered if you could change the way your street looks or how you can get across a busy street more easily? The city has received many calls for action over the years by residents and visitors alike who have ideas on how to make their neighborhoods more livable. During Bend Open Streets come out and experience how simple changes to streets can be transformative. Demonstration Projects use modest materials to mock-up simple safety elements to offer a temporary, 4D experience. You’ll gain a different perspective on neighborhood streets and crossings of busy streets.What You can expect:
- Learn how cut-through traffic can be reduced
- Learn about upcoming safety projects and their anticipated safety benefits
- Learn how walking and biking can be enhanced within your neighborhood
Here are some photos of other simple, hands on demonstrations that are helping make the case for safety in your community. Check out some demonstration projects around the Bend Open Streets route and give the City of Bend your feedback.
Want to get involved in Bend Open Streets? Signup to volunteer and become a part of the team. Sign up today!
Bend Open Streets Scavenger Hunt
Grab a Scavenger Hunt Card and get hunting for all the locations on the route. Turn in your completed card to the Commute Options booth, win a small prize, and get entered to win our Grand Prize: a bicycle, helmet, and bike lights from Empowering Youth Bicycle Program. Drawing held at 3:50pm at the Commute Options booth in the Cascade East Transit Activity Hub.
What are Activity Hubs?
Activity Hubs at Bend Open Streets are active programming spaced along the Bend Open Streets route. They act as outdoor community centers and windows on their neighborhoods, where local residents, business and organizations can lead fun, participative activities to engage participants and show them why their neighborhoods are great places to live, work and play! Local businesses and community organizations are excited to help you have the most fun during Bend Open Streets. Our four activituy hubs offer activities, games, food and beverage sales, and great educational opportunities.
2016 Activity Hubs
2016 Activity Hubs
In 2016, Bend Open Streets will have activity hubs in the following locations:
1) Bend Park and Recreation District Hub
-Juniper Swim & Fitness Center is excited to open our doors for free recreation swimming, tours and more. Park your bike in the secure bike corral and get active in Juniper Park.
-Decorate your bike with us, and enjoy all the activities; Bend Park and Recreation District Fitness Stage, music, dancing, a climbing wall, skate park features, hand cycles and a circus area.
Bend Park and Recreation District Fitness Stage Schedule:
-Every hour on the half hour: Stay for one or do all of these fabulous options! Zumba, Bliss, PiYo, Tai Chi and Yoga Fusion. Plenty of opportunities to move and play. Don’t miss the FUN!
2) Cascades East Transit Hub
Join Cascades East Transit and other community partners for lawn games, children’s book readings, coffee, free electric bicycle demo rides and more! Brought to you by:
• The Environmental Center
• Commute Options
• Central Oregon Landwatch
• Cascades East Transit
• Bend Electric Bikes
• Deschutes Public Library
• Empowering Youth Bicycle Program
3) The Bend’s Makers District Hub
-Come play Human Foosball, presented by Bend ReStore, Habitat for Humanity, Farmers Insurance, Miller Lumber and Natural Edge Furniture
-Play golf at one of nine golf stations at: Agricultural Connections, Bend Velo, Farmers Insurance, Humm Kombucha, Lucky House, Massage Solutions of Bend, -Natural Edge Furniture, Oregon Spirit Distillers, and Rack-N-Roll
-Learn about community and safety awareness and check out the fire engine with Bend Fire Department.
-Purchase a Humm Kombucha or kombucha float on the lawn.
-Buy a snack or a coffee with Lost Season Supply Co.
-Buy an Addy Mac’s Ice Cream at Natural Edge Furniture.
-Dance to live music (Bomberos) at Oregon Spirit Distillery from 3:00-5:00pm
-Browse the Utilitu Sewing & Design pop-up marketplace and aerial silks performances by Silks Rising.
-Bethlyn’s Global Fusion and Sol Verde food truck will also be selling food in the Bend’s Makers District.
4) St. Charles Healthy Kids Hub
St. Charles is hosting a line up of fun activities:
12:00 Professional ballroom dance performance, presented by Younity
12:15 Ballroom dance lesson, presented by Younity
12:45 Healthy snack demo at the OSU Extension Services tent
1:00 Train Your Brain presentation with a melon drop demonstration, presented by The Center Foundation
1:45 Martial arts agility course, presented by Sortor Karate
2:45 Healthy snack demo at OSU Extension Services tent
3:00 Train Your Brain presentation with a melon drop demonstration, presented by The Center Foundation
3:45 Yoga: Brain & body break
Every hour on the quarter hour: Bike Safety rides, starting at the Bend Endurance Academy tent.
Every hour on the half hour: Therapeutic Exercise: Learn to Heal Yourself class, at The Center Foundation tent.
St. Charles community participants:
Private yoga instructors
The Center Foundation
Bend Endurance Academy
Oregon Adaptive Sports
Ballroom Dancers – Younity
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Deschutes County Health
St. Charles Cancer Center
St. Charles Community Benefit
St. Charles Educator- Redmond
Central Oregon Disability & Support Network
Base Camp Studio
Family Resource Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
OSU Extension Service