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Bend School Garden Bike Tour
October 8, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join The Environmental Center’s Garden for Every School program and Bend Bikes for a community bike tour visiting 3 school garden sites. We’ll start at the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Detention Facility to see designs and hear about their future plans for an outdoor garden. Then we will bike to Bend International School to visit their recently revamped school garden. Finally we will bike down OB Riley Road to visit Desert Sky Montessori School, where their garden committee has been working weekends building a school garden for this new school campus. We will loop back to the Juvenile Justice facility for those that need to leave a car there.
Our group ride, led by Bend Bikes, will travel at a casual pace with ride leaders at the front and back of the group so that no one is left behind! Our route will include a combination of neighborhood streets, low-traffic roads without bike lanes, and busier roads with marked bike lanes.There are sidewalks along some, but not all, the roadways. O.B. Riley is a known bike-route for recreational cyclists and has a dedicated (unprotected) bike lane but the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, which has earned it its designation as a route for riders of above-average skill. You can view the route here. Bike ride is 2.5 miles and will be limited to 25 bikers.
For those wanting to skip the bike ride and just come and hear about the school gardens, here is our tentative agenda:
2:10 – 2:25 Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Detention Facility (15 min)
> 63360 NW Britta St, Bend, OR 97701
2:45 – 3:05 Bend International School (20 min)
> 63034 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97703
3:20 – 3:50 Desert Sky Montessori School (30 min)
> 63175 O. B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97703
Bike ride limited to 25 people, register on Eventbrite by clicking the button below:
If you don’t have a bike, Bend Electric Bikes has offered to donate one to us for this tour.
Email denise for more details.