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BTA gets TV time for “Top 40”

Posted by on October 7th, 2005 at 3:20 pm


In case you missed it, here’s the link to the video coverage of the BTA’s Top 40 announcement on KATU TV.

Can’t argue with this quote from BTA Director Evan Manvel:

“It is time to ensure that Portland is the best place to bike and not just Portland the city, but Portland the region,”

Check out the screenshots from the video. You can see the conviction in Evan’s face. This guy is serious about bikes and we’re lucky to have him on our side. In the group shot, from right to left is: Scott Bricker, BTA’s policy guy, Evan, Kevin Chudy, owner of Bike ‘n Hike, and Jessica Roberts, metro advocate and membership director for the BTA. I love when bike stuff like this gets in the mainstream TV media!

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  • teresa October 9, 2005 at 6:33 am

    hey, look! evan’s making masonic signs with his hands in the group shot!

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  • Brian Barker October 10, 2005 at 4:04 pm

    Some of us in the mainstream media are hard-core bike commuters!!!
    We’re not all evil. :)

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  • Jonathan Maus October 10, 2005 at 4:19 pm

    Hey Brian,
    Thanks for chiming in. Great to hear that you’re a commuter. Sorry if you misinterpreted that last line, I never said anyone was evil I just know how tough it is to break into a broadcast with bike-related news because there are so many other important things going on in this city every day.

    But if you had anything to do with that story…thanks! It’s great for your audience to know that cycling is safe and fun and that by supporting the BTA it will become even moreso in the near future.

    Hope to see you out on the streets.

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