Get to Munch and Music

Get to munch and music!

In partnership with Commute Options, this year we are encouraging our attendees to walk, bike or carpool to Munch and Music.

We are incredibly lucky to have Drake Park as our Munch and Music venue. It is a beautiful location central to Bend, allowing our attendees to avoid driving to the event. Not only does this mean saving the planet, but it means staying active and improving health, gorgeous riverside views on your commute, less worry when enjoying an alcoholic beverage, and keeping Bend beautiful and clean! Here are some ways to reduce your impact on the city and make the most of your evening at Munch and Music!



Foot Power Improves Health!

Walking is the most inexpensive way to commute. It requires no special equipment and helps you get healthy.

Most Americans do not get enough exercise: “Despite common knowledge that exercise is healthy, more than 60% of American adults are not regularly active, and 25% of the adult population are not active at all” (CDC 1996).

That leaves only 15% who are getting enough exercise. Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine is necessary to get the regular exercise that health promotion experts advise (“30 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity [such as brisk walking] on most, if not all, days of the week”) (CDC 1996).

Walking for transportation is a great way to get exercise back into your day.


We are excited to be able to provide bike racks this year!

Biking to Munch and Music can be your exercise and commuting option in one. Besides the health and environmental benefits, biking is simply exhilarating. Get to the event ready to dance the evening away!

 Find a bike buddy, plan your route, check your safety gear and you’ll be ready to go. Need more information? Visit the Commute Options website for some resources and educational videos for youth and adults.


Share the Ride!

Carpooling is an easy way to save time and money. Besides, riding with a friend is more fun! You can start your own carpool or join an existing one. It’s easy!

Saving time and money aren’t the only reasons to share the ride. Consider these benefits:

  • Improve our community by reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.

  • Save on parking fees.

  • Reduce wear and tear on your vehicle.

  • Relax and enjoy the ride when it’s your turn to be the passenger.

It’s simple and doesn’t cost you anything to get started. Contact Commute Options by calling 541-330-2647 and we’ll help you get on the road to carpooling.