Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 10th, 2008 at 9:27 am
The 13th Annual Alice Awards & Auction – Official Website
Each year, the BTA awards the Alice Awards to individuals, businesses, and organizations in Oregon and SW Washington whose work has promoted the use of bicycles and increased the livability of our communities.
The annual Alice Awards & Auction honors bicycle advocates from Oregon and SW Washington, and raises funds to support the advocacy work of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. All of the proceeds of the silent and live auctions go to support the BTA’s continuing work on behalf of bicyclists.
The theme of this year’s party is “An Alice in Paris” – we’ll be highlighting the work Paris has done in 2007 to make biking merveilleux.
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
5:00 – 9:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms
777 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland
Doors open at 5:00 PM for complimentary wine, hors-d’oeuvres and the lush Silent Auction.
Dinner, the Live Auction, and the presentation of this year’s Alice Awards will follow.
Your presence at the party supports the BTA’s work! We love to see our members and friends in their finery (don’t worry – Lycra counts). Order your tickets today!
Who is Alice?
Before becoming the famous companion of writer Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas escaped some of the constraints of early-20th century girlhood by means of the bicycle, which allowed her to “go further, faster.”
Alice B. Toeclips, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, has followed suit. Since 1995, Alice and her coveted silver toeclips award have crisscrossed the region from Ashland to Vancouver, WA, strengthening bicycle advocacy by recognizing individuals and community groups for stellar works of bike advocacy that have:
* Improved bicycling conditions
* Encouraged children or adults to ride their bikes
* Made communities healthier and happier