Steve Pool says, “I ride because the world comes at me more slowly. I can feel the air, see the sights & smell the smells better from a bike. Word of advice: always take your sousaphone to a gig by bike.”
Alicia Renner with Howl Attire says riding a bicycle is her favorite thing ever. To quote Alicia, “It’s a taste of fun every day.”
SweetPea Cole helps create community with the power of her bicycle. She says one reason she chooses to ride is because, “I get rockstar parking no matter what.”
Corie Harlan rides her bicycle for daily transportation to Oregon Natural Desert Association. She says, ” It’s a great energizing way to start and end the work day.”
Dan Wolnick, Principal at Juniper Elementary, says, “I could ride my bicycle down the same street every day and always notice something different.”
Peter Werner says, “Nothing says old school like wind whipping through your three piece.”
Julia Deskin says, “For me, being on my bike almost always guarantees a happier day.”
Steve Guat comes to Bend from California where he states drivers don’t care about bicycle riders. Steve says, “I like it here because it’s so bike friendly. I don’t own a car on purpose.”
Michael James Lee says, “Biking is simple and makes me feel free”.
Mike Martin is an amazing bicycle mechanic. Mike works for Hutches Bicycles in Bend and operates Bicycle Resource of Bend (BROB) a local nonprofit. BROB is dedicated to connecting bikes with people who need wheels.
Denise Rowcroft is an avid bicycle rider and her daughter Nora is learning how much fun bicycle riding can be.
Laura Parker rides her bicycle with her three kiddos in tow everyday.
Jen Goodman enjoying the beautiful afternoon spring commute on her bicycle in Bend.
Destry Serna has a short ride to Juniper Swim & Fitness Center where he wakes up a 4:45am and hops on his bike. Destry says his ride, “wakes me up in the morning, no coffee needed.”
Mark Corson and his son Nathan ride all over Bend together. Mark says, “we’d rather be on bikes than driving any day”.
Brandon Huston (Bend Circus Center owner) loves his bike for transportation on roadways and far away lands.
Alice Drobna works for Hydro Flask and is a avid bicycle commuter. Alice says, “I enjoy everything biking. Being outside everyday and doing my part to save the environment”.
Eli Hannon with Cascade Couriers finishes up a delivery at City Hall.
Mikey Steiner rides his bicycle to work at Waylon Rhoads Jewelry. Mikey loves to take the long way he says, “because Bend is so beautiful”.
Todd LaFrenz is the Mind and Body teacher at REALMS middle school in Bend. Todd promotes and encourages all REALMS students to ride to and from school.
Paul Biskup uses his bike for transportation and business. Check out the tools in his basket.
Paletas Popsicles by bicycle down on the Deschutes River. Bend loves Bikes! Great work Melissa.
Ross Winsor works at webcyclery and says, “Using a bike to get around is easy, fast, and fun. Everyone should do it”.
Lucas Freeman (w/son John in tow) with Bike Around Bend and Bend Bikes says, “This is my favorite detour on the river”.
Ben Lewis is a local haberdasher at Pinch Flat Designs. Ben says, “This is my daily meditation”.
Daniel Brewster started Cascade Couriers in 2007 as a sustainable option for delivery services in Bend, Oregon. Daniel says, “It beats driving a truck”.
Scott Ferguson challenged himself last summer to spend a year getting around by bicycle. Scott says, “I used to be a fair weather cyclist, now I ride all year round”.
Krystal Collins is documenting life from Central Oregon by bicycle. Collinsrocks Media was founded in 2012 and Krystal encourages everyone to, “Conduct business by bike. Give it a try!” Collinsrocks Media also has a weekly installment on Bike Around Bend.
Gabriel Shonerd works at Cafe of Life Chiropractic of Bend. Gabriel says, “To bike or not to bike… TO BIKE! I always feel better when I ride”.
Megan Banman is a Bend High School English teacher and enjoys her crosstown ride daily. Megan says, “Time on my bike is the only time that is wholly and completely for me”.
Sam Bedell works for Bend Park & Recreation District as a Youth Rec Leader and Commute Options as Safe Routes to School:Central Oregon: instructor. Sam says, “I like watching the sunrise on my bike commute in the morning and working on my tan in the afternoon”.
Daniel Price volunteers at St Charles Medical Center and Pine Ridge Elementary. Daniel, holding up his apple says, “Nothing beats my gas”.
Ed Mierjeski chooses to ride a bicycle as a way to be more environmentally responsible. Ed says, “It’s fun and connecting, providing me with a new form of exercise while giving me increased opportunities to meet new people”.
Josh Goldstein rides his bicycle to work at Pilot Butte Middle School and transports his children around town via their bike trailer. Josh says, “The only thing to say, is there is no reason not to”.
Colin Mahood is the resident coffee roaster at Strictly Organic Coffee Co. When asked why he chooses to ride, Colin says, “Number one because it is relatively easy, I enjoy it, and it saves money”.
Dustin Cary uses his bicycle for transportation and we caught up to him in Bend’s Mid-town. Dustin enjoys the, “Freedom of the bicycle”.
Tory Sox is a knowledgeable and trusted bicycle mechanic at Bend Velo Bike Shop. Chances are, if you ride a famous J. Livingston repurposed bicycle, Tory has built it for you. Tory uses his multiple bicycles he owns for transportation because he thinks, “Driving sucks!”
Ashley Joyce is heading off to teach 1st Grade at Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend, Oregon. Ashely began bicycle commuting 3 years ago. Ashley says, “It’s invigorating, plus I don’t have to scrape my wind shield in the winter”.
Christina Grijalva with Deschutes County Behavioral Health says, “I enjoy my work commute, it is 11 miles round trip. It is a great way to start the morning and allows me to decompress before getting home. Bend is such a beautiful area to cycle around.”
Hunter Dahlberg with Orion Forge enjoys everything about riding. Hunter says, “If I get to ride my bike for an errand, I feel like I’m cheating.”
Lindsey Jones is the Development Assistant at ONDA and an amazing barista at Thump Coffee in Bend. Lindsay says, “It’s one of those win win win win kind of things with really no down side.”
Nicole Test works at Jackson’s Corner in Bend. Nicole says bicycle riding, “engages all of my senses and ignites my inner beast”. Her trusted bicycle is called “The Stallion”.
Meghan Bull with Studio Shen Massage and Body Work mostly rides from downtown to her house. Meghan says, “My favorite thing is riding along in the morning and smelling what people are cooking for breakfast.”
“We run all our errands on the weekend with this set up right here”, says Mark Campbell, who works a Pine Mountain Sports.
Elizabeth Weigand says, “I love fresh air on my face and moving my legs and not being in my car.”
Jake Norris, “When there is more accessibility to a mode of transportation, it becomes more natural for people to start thinking that way.”
Tim Gorbold with Hydro Flask in Bend says, “I can get across town faster than driving and I get premium parking at work. There is nothing like riding in the crisp bluebird mornings of Bend.”
Jodie Barram – “I love my bike. My bike represents so much of who I am. When I ride it’s an outward expression of my inner values”. Thank you Jodie!