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Special Coverage from the 2006 National Bike Summit

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Our day on Capitol Hill

Posted on March 2nd, 2006 at 11:03 pm.

Not sure where to begin...it was such a full day and now it's nearly 2:00 AM and I've got to be at it again tomorrow morning at 9:00...but it was such a memorable day that I want to share a few things...
Today was all about lobbying the OR members of Congress and the [...]

Bike Summit: Day 2 quicky update

Posted on March 2nd, 2006 at 5:37 pm.

Full day on Capitol Hill today. Great successes for us and for everyone. Many things to tell you about! More photos and updates coming soon...but I have to go and no time right now...the work must continue...even if it happens in a pub ;-).

Bike Summit: Day one in the books

Posted on March 1st, 2006 at 8:20 pm.

[Blumenauer and his Trek]

Finally back to my hotel room after the first full day at the Bike Summit. My head is sort of spinning from all the new things I'm hearing and seeing. There's something surreal to me about looking down the street at the White House U.S. Capitol Building (it's [...]

From South Africa to the Oval Office

Posted on March 1st, 2006 at 8:11 am.

Interesting bits from the Bike Summit this morning:
In his opening comments of the Bike Summit, Andy Clarke (Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists) said that Portland is not really competing with Davis (CA) or Boulder (CO) for bike friendlines, but that we're on an international level now. He then announced that Portland [...]

On the eve of the Bike Summit

Posted on March 1st, 2006 at 7:55 am.

(Due to a glitch, this post was supposed to publish last night.)
It's midnight here in DC and it's been a long day. We arrived this evening and after checking in we went straight to dinner. We ate at a place called Coppi's Organic, named for none other than famed Italian bike racer [...]

I'm off to Washington

Posted on February 27th, 2006 at 11:15 pm.

Hard to believe that less than 8 hours from now I'll be on a plane to Washington DC for the National Bike Summit. I'm all packed (I think) and right now I'm printing up a copy of the BTA's Blueprint for Better Biking to read on the plane.

Bike Summit fund drive a success!

Posted on February 6th, 2006 at 12:35 pm.

I'm happy to announce that I've now raised almost $1000 for my trip to the National Bike Summit in Washington DC. I'm all registered, I've bought my plane tickets, and even snagged a hotel room right across the street from the Summit.
Huge thanks to everyone who donated. I've been amazed at your generosity [...]

Bike Summit fund drive update

Posted on January 27th, 2006 at 3:44 pm.

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to help pay my way to DC for the National Bike Summit. I'm looking forward to joining my friends at the BTA and spreading the word about how an independent advocate can use the web to build, nurture, and connect a bike community. Jessica at [...]

Help me get to the National Bike Summit

Posted on January 19th, 2006 at 8:56 am.

As I just reported, there's a contingent from Portland going to the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C..
I've been wanting to go the the Summit for years but never really considered it until now. The schedule looks awesome and just think of all the bike people, the ideas, the conversations! Imagine me explaining [...]

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