About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

8567 Miles through 26 States in 23 Days on 2 Wheels

Matt Sybrant



My name is Matt Sybrant. I'm pretty typical for the times. I'm a husband, father, student, employee, independent contractor, and business owner. I was born in Southern Oregon and moved to Bend in 2000. I love my family, I love camping and I love motorcycles. One of my favorite pastimes is to combine camping and motorcycles and go long distance touring. Some of these trips are more ambitious than others.

Last August I rode a Harley Davidson Sporster to Quoddy Head state park, the furthest eastern most point of the U.S., outside of Luebec, Maine. As the title states it was 8567 Miles through 26 States in 23 Days. On this epic trip I experienced incredible triumphs as well as crippling defeats that taught me few lessons about attempting to accomplish your dreams.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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Mug Revolution


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Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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