Volunteers keep the wheels spinning here at Bend Bikes and our advocacy efforts and community events depend on volunteer support to succeed!

Bend Bikes has volunteer opportunities for our community events and outreach efforts throughout the year, as well as volunteer needs for special projects and daily operations.


 

Holiday Lights Ride Volunteers Needed!

The 2019 Holiday Lights Ride is an an evening of fun for the whole family on Saturday December 14th at 5:45pm. The evening starts at the Bend Senior Center and heads off for a wintry ride along the Larkspur trail. Decorate your bike to get into the holiday spirit while you cruise along this off-street path on Bend's eastside.

We need a number of volunteers to make this event a success!

See the descriptions below and email volunteer [at] bendbikes.org if you are interested! Thanks!

Food Servers (3)

After the ride, volunteers are needed to keep our buffet tables stocked with food and drinks. Little to no food preparation is required, and tasks mainly consist of restocking the buffet with burritos, cookies, pies, etc. and may also include making coffee and tea as needed. Volunteers need to be at the Senior Center by 6pm.

While alcohol will be served at the event, these positions will not handle any portion of the alcohol services.

 

Lead and Sweep Support Riders (1.3 mile family ride)

We are looking for support riders to lead and sweep the 1.3 family ride. The lead rider will direct the group at a very relaxed pace, while the sweep rider will make sure nobody gets left behind! Arrive at the Senior Center by 5:30pm.

Please indicate if you have a preference to be the lead or sweep rider in your response.

 

Lead and Sweep Support Riders (3.9 mile ride)

We are looking for support riders to lead and sweep the 3.9 family ride. The lead rider will direct the group at a leisurely pace, while the sweep rider will make sure nobody gets left behind! Arrive at the Senior Center by 5:30pm.

Please indicate if you have a preference to be the lead or sweep rider in your response.

 

Event Set Up and Rider Check In (4)

We are looking for a small crew of volunteers to help us start this annual event by assisting with set up for rider check in and the reception and raffle. Volunteers may assist in setting up tables, chairs, buffet, and other misc set up duties. Volunteers will also help check in riders prior to the event. All set up volunteers will need to arrive at the Senior Center by 4pm and will complete volunteer duties in time to join the ride at departure time. Families welcome!

Event Clean Up (4)

Finally, after the raffle and reception we need a small crew of volunteers to help us clean up this annual event by assisting with take down of the post-ride reception and raffle. Volunteers may assist in moving tables, chairs, kitchen clean up, and other miscellaneous clean up duties. Clean up will begin around 8:30pm and the event space must be clean and empty by 10pm.


 

Join the Board of Directors!

Do you love to ride your bike? Do you wish there were more opportunities to do so safely in Bend?
 

Become a member of the Bend Bikes Board of Directors!

  • Bend Bikes is looking to fill openings on its 10-member board. We are a bicycle advocacy organization that also holds cycling events every year to build community and introduce people to the fun of riding bikes safely.
  • The full Board meets quarterly, but we are a "working board" and board members typically work on 1-3 teams focused on organizational operations such as marketing, advocacy, events, etc. We are searching for board members of all ages and backgrounds who aren't afraid of putting in the time/effort needed to get more people on bicycles in Bend. Individuals with specialized skills in fundraising, marketing and Salesforce are highly encouraged to apply!
  • Bend Bikes is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is the only organization dedicated to promoting the use of bikes as transportation in Bend.
  • Interested? Please complete the form and we'll be in touch!


 

Opportunities are posted on this page and on Volunteer Connect.

Other questions? Please email volunteer @ bendbikes (dot) org                                                                     Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bend Bikes, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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