Special Coverage: 2008 Oregon Bike Summit

The third annual Oregon Bike Summit was held April 4-5 at the Red Lion Hotel in Janzten Beach (Portland).

Click on a headline below to read my stories published from the event.

Browse the photo gallery here.

Summit attendees outline priorities, next steps

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 3:54 pm.

Kristin Dahl with Travel Oregon facilitated a session on recreation.(Photos © J. Maus) As I mentioned in my previous story, participants in today’s Oregon Bike Summit broke off into brainstorming sessions today that were focused around three topics: transportation, recreation, and industry. Their mission? To determine the top five priorities for action in each of Read More »

Sessions help turn ideas into action

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 3:25 pm.

Groups brainstormed and discussed priorities for action. (Photos © J. Maus) The real heavy-lifting of the Oregon Bike Summit happens in the break-out sessions. This morning the 200 nearly attendees selected from four topical sessions. Then, after a lunch that featured an overview of the national Safe Routes to Schools program and a keynote from Read More »

Mountain bikers go face-to-face with issues

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 1:09 pm.

PUMP’s Roger Louton — talking with Oregon State Parks Trails Coordinator Rocky Houston — used the Summit to get some answers abouta trail building project he’s involved in.(Photos © J. Maus) One of the most important functions of the Oregon Bike Summit is an opportunity for advocates to meet with key partners and decision makers Read More »

Bikes Belong chief outlines a new “Golden Age” of bicycling

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 10:08 am.

Bikes Belong Executive Director Tim Blumenthal(Photos © J. Maus) Few people in the bike world have a longer, more diverse, and impressive resume than Tim Blumenthal. He’s a former bike journalist, he led IMBA into new territory and helped them become a force on the national advocacy scene, he is the consummate industry insider, and Read More »

Blumenauer says; “Hold the weasels accountable”

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 9:27 am.

U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer addressed the Oregon Bike Summit this morning.(Photos © J. Maus) U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer opened the Oregon Bike Summit today by outlining three steps bike advocates can take to help spur the movement toward a bike-friendly America. Blumenauer referred to Oregon as the “cycling epicenter of the U.S,” and said that, Read More »

Summit off to an inspiring start

Posted on April 5th, 2008 at 7:01 am.

Summit attendees gathered for an inspiring set of speeches.(Photos © J. Maus) The Oregon Bike Summit got officially underway last night with a healthy (and inspiring) dose of perspective. Attendees gathered in the ball room Red Lion Hotel on the Columbia River (the I-5 bridge loomed in the background) and heard a speech by mountain Read More »

Pre-Summit bike tour and the splendors of spring

Posted on April 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm.

Paul Adkins, from Bike Friday in Eugene, rides in Northeast Portland.Slideshow below(Photos © J. Maus) Before the opening keynote and dinner of the Oregon Bike Summit, Roger Geller from PDOT and Scott Bricker from the BTA led summit attendees on a bike tour of Portland. Ride participants included Hill Abell (Board President of the International Read More »

Press Release: Oregon Bike Summit kicks-off tomorrow

Posted on April 3rd, 2008 at 9:51 am.

Press release below from organizers of the Oregon Bike Summit, which kicks off tomorrow in Portland (stay tuned for coverage): Third Annual Oregon Bike Summit to Focus on Funding, Support for Bicycling Issues Two-day event will bring together cycling advocates to address a broad agenda of issues including legislation, safety and tourism PORTLAND, Ore. – Read More »

Tourism conference attendees will learn about bike-friendly communities

Posted on March 27th, 2008 at 1:54 pm.

In yet another sign that bicycling is gaining traction with Oregon’s tourism industry, the upcoming Governor’s Conference on Tourism will feature a workshop on bike friendly communities.

Oregon Bike Summit will bring national perspective to Portland

Posted on March 14th, 2008 at 11:54 am.

Local, regional, and national speakers, as well educational workshops, will be part of the event. An Oregon bike rack at last year’s Oregon Bike Summit.(Photo © J. Maus) 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 Read More »

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