CARGo & Bend Disaster Relief Trials



The 2017 CARGo & Bend Disaster Relief Trials is in the books and we had a great time! Look for CARGo to be a part of Bend Open Streets in 2018 and we're working on Bend Disaster Reliefs Trials as a standalone event, stay tuned!

CARGo Bike Rodeo is for avid cyclists, cargo bike adventurers, or anyone who is cycle-curious. It's a free, family friendly event with obstacle courses, live music, food and of course beer. It will also be a fun place to watch the DRT action, take test rides, learn about cargo bikes, emergency preparedness and biking in Bend. Listen to live music, eat great food and drink great beverages!

Plus.... Bend Disaster Relief Trials

Imagine that a major disaster has happened, where cars and buses will have been rendered useless. Gasoline might be unavailable or in very short supply. Bicycles — especially ones with carrying capacity — will be the last vehicles standing.

DRT recognizes cargo bikes' relevance in disaster relief using fun, flair and grit and encourages cargo bike-based relief.

How Does It Work?

Riders begin at Bend Electric Bikes and are given a map 30 minutes beforehand that shows a schedule of checkpoints where they will pick up disaster related items, ride through/over water and land barriers as well as some rough terrain. All of this in the spirit of raising awareness of the cargo bike's many uses and value in a disaster.

A BIG THANK YOU to our 2017 Partners


Bend Fire Department

Deschutes County Emergency Services

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