Walking – also called “volksmarching” – is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities. Volkssporting in the United States is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) which has a nationwide, grassroots network of about 300 active clubs presenting more than 3,000 volkssporting events each year.
The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce has a Volkssporting Start Box located outside for walkers convenience. Come get your walk on!
Umatilla Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement
The Mission of the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce is to actively promote local and regional businesses by providing opportunities and platforms where our members connect for the benefit of the community.
Supporting and encouraging a healthy business community, while working to increase tourism to ensure economic growth and stability.
Our Business is Recognized Bike Friendly by Travel Oregon – Our business has achieved recognition in Travel Oregon’s Bike Friendly Business program! We’ve demonstrated our commitment to serving visitors who ride bikes and to providing specific amenities they may need. We hope your business will become Bike Friendly too! Together, we can make the Oregon bike experience even better for our visitors and for the people who live here. To become a Bike Friendly Recognized business as well, visit www.traveloregon.com for details and application process.
The Umatilla Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center teamed up with the City of Umatilla and a Travel Oregon recognized consultant, Jon-Paul Bowles Principal of Destination Management Advisors to collaborate on a plan for Umatilla becoming a destination spot. The project took all of the above mentioned a great deal of time and effort for the production of Jon-Paul Bowles final presentation. We learned a lot along the way and had a good time working with Jon-Paul.
If you would like to view the presentation please click on the link below