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.

How to Ride your Bike to Montana

Sami Fournier

Bend's Community BikeShed


A former Director of Education for the League of American Bicyclists, Sami took her first self-supported multi-state bicycle tour from John Day to Missoula, over 10 days in July and August 2010. Sami currently serves as the Sustainability Coordinator of Bend's Community BikeShed, a project of Bend's Community Center.

Tips for anyone plotting a self-supported bicycle tour, to Montana from Bend or Central Oregon. Or anywhere, really. Based on lessons learned from the road, advice and instruction re: getting your stuff together, keeping your stuff together, and pedaling up some hills with all your stuff.



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.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W