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FREE Summer Shuttle Takes the Hassle out of Bend Parking

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Bend gets pretty busy in the summer and, admittedly, it can be hard to find parking downtown and in the Old Mill – two of the most popular spots to shop, eat and recreate. But a new FREE shuttle service hopes to alleviate some of the troubles by helping folks navigate our hot spots car free.

Ride Bend will start up again in late June, offering free shuttle runs from noon to 10 p.m. The two buses run every 15 minutes and connect downtown, the Old Mill, OSU-Cascades and Galveston Avenue (home to 10 Barrel Brewing, Sunriver Brewing Co. and more.)

This service was made possible by a partnership between The City of Bend, Visit Bend, and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.

SCHEDULE:

The 2018 season will run June 23 through Labor Day, 7 days a week,

The major stops are listed below and the time after the hour that the bus will arrive. For example, if you are boarding from the Downtown stop, you can expect the bus at 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45. The bus will follow the minute pattern every hour between 2 and 10 pm.

A) Downtown (Franklin Ave. & Wall St.) :00 :15 :30 :45

B) Old Mill District (Powerhouse & Wall St.) :05 :20 :35 :50

C) Century Dr (Century Dr. & Simpson Ave.) :20 :35 :50 :05

D) Galveston (Galveston Ave. and 13th St.) :22 :37 :52 :07

Ride Bend Bus Stops:
Look for the Ride Bend logo on the bus and bus stops around Bend. Hop on at any stop on the Ride Bend map and ride to eat, shop, and play. Easy!

*Parking is free in downtown Bend for 2 hours. But you can park all day for $5 in the parking garage off Lava Street. THE PARKING GARAGE IS FREE ALL WEEKEND

Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor
Ted Taylor manages COVA's digital content, media relations, PR and social media. He's an award-winning reporter and editor who has worked in newspaper and televisions newsrooms in Nebraska, Colorado, Arkansas and Oregon. A former assistant golf professional, Ted still loves to sneak in a quick 9, but you're more likely these days to find him on the mountain bike trails when he's not spending time with his family. He's called Bend home for 17 years.