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National Bike Summit 2008

Welcome to BikePortland.org's special coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit.

Read all the articles by clicking on the headlines below. You can also view my photo gallery here.

This coverage is sponsored by Planet Bike.



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Ride marks end of 2008 National Bike Summit

Posted on March 7th, 2008 at 10:58 am.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

Watch slideshow below. (Photos © J. Maus)

The eighth annual National Bike Summit came to a close today with the traditional bike ride around the Capitol.
100+ riders were guided along by staff from the [...]

Snapshots from the last night of the “Best Summit ever”

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 9:48 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

Tonight, among the high ceilings and dramatic architecture of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, was the Congressional Reception; an event where Summit-goers could finally relax after two full days in bike [...]

Meet the other Scott Bricker

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 8:28 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

Scott Bricker (L) and Scott Bricker (R).(Photos © J. Maus)

Meet Scott Bricker, the Executive Director of Bike Pittsburgh. No, that's not a typo; that's just a guy with the same name, same title, [...]

The Dream Team behind Oregon's lofty goals

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 8:05 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

The Oregon delegation on the balcony outside Congressman Peter DeFazio's office with the Capitol Building in the background. From L to R: (Front row) Ken Dennis, Daniel McGinnis, Brad Upton, (Rear) Jeff Hampton, [...]

Our day on Capitol Hill: A slideshow

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 2:17 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

Robert Ping and Roger Geller got down to business today on Capitol Hill. (Photo © J. Maus)

Imagine a national bike route system...

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 2:02 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

The plan as of January 2008. Click to enlarge

“Wheels4Wellness” bike-sharing program coming to Capitol Hill

Posted on March 6th, 2008 at 8:03 am.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here. [*Note: Unfortunately all my photos from this morning's rally were lost in a technical glitch.]

Dan Beard announcing the bike-sharing program on Capitol Hill this morning.(Photo: Earl Blumenauer's office)

Just hours after news outlets [...]

Portland in the spotlight on the national stage

Posted on March 5th, 2008 at 9:18 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

Roger Geller, Jerry Norquist, Scott Bricker, andVeronica Rinard formed part of a dream team of Portland bike advocates that filled in for Commissioner Sam Adams at lunch today.(Photos © J. Maus)

From the opening speech [...]

Bikes according to the “establishment”

Posted on March 5th, 2008 at 8:03 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

John Horsley, ExecutiveDirector of AASHTO, looking very establishment-ish.

This morning we heard from John Horsley, head of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Horsley came to "give context on where bikes [...]

Day 3 at the Summit: What's on tap

Posted on March 5th, 2008 at 7:10 pm.

This story is part of my ongoing coverage of the 2008 National Bike Summit. See the rest of my coverage here.

With Day 2 in the books, Sabrina Merlofrom the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition wasted no time in letting loose (notice the beer in her hand and the smile on her face).(Photo © J. Maus)

Tomorrow [...]

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