Ride Bend, a free summer shuttle offered by Cascades East Transit, will connect visitors and residents to downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, Century Drive, and Galveston. This is the second year for the free shuttle and the service will operate June 29 through September 3, 2018. Ride Bend is made possible by a joint partnership between City of Bend, Visit Bend, and Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council. Service hours are enhanced for 2018, operating between 12 pm and 10 pm, seven days a week throughout the summer, with buses running every 15 minutes. Dial-A-Ride service will be provided for ADA riders who are unable to use the fixed-route service. All buses and bus stops are ADA accessible.
To celebrate Ride Bend’s first trip in 2018, a launch event will take place on June 29 at 11:30 am, with opening remarks from funding partners and community members. The event location is at the Ride Bend stop at the corner of Franklin Ave. and Wall St. Event attendees are invited to ride the first bus leaving at Noon. CET and partner organizations will also host fun activities at a new stop located on Bluff Drive in the Old Mill District.
For more information, visit our Ride Bend web page