Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 14th, 2008 at 11:54 am
Local, regional, and national speakers, as well educational workshops, will be part of the event.
Oregon's dream to become the #1 bicycle destination in the country will move closer to reality when the Oregon Bike Summit comes to Portland in April.
The event, now in its third year, brings together advocates, exhibitors, politicians, city planners, and members of the bike industry. The agenda includes ample networking time, a slate of nationally prominent speakers, and workshops designed to educate and inspire attendees.
- Hill Abell, Board President of the International Mountain Bicycling Association;
- Mia Birk, Principal, Alta Planning and Design;
- Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives;
- Tim Blumenthal, Executive Director of Bikes Belong;
- Gail Achterman, Chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC)
Blumenauer's speech on Why Cycling is Important to Oregon should be good and I'm also looking forward to Gail Achterman's insights into Oregon's political climate for bikes.
I've been to the two previous Oregon Bike Summits (in Eugene and then in Sisters), and they're a great way for everyone to coordinate efforts, learn about new initiatives, and become better advocates.
Registration for the event is available online until March 28th. I hope to see a large and energetic crowd again this year!
The Oregon Bike Summit
Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
Conference fee: $100 (includes Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast, lunch and reception)
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