Special Coverage: 2009 Oregon Bike Summit

The fourth annual Oregon Bike Summit was held April 21-22 in Salem.

Click on a headline below to read all my coverage from the event.

Bikes Belong hopes all-star team can bring biking mainstream

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 at 1:54 pm.

Bikes Belong Executive Director Tim Blumenthal spoke at the Oregon Bike Summit yesterday.(Photos © J. Maus) Bikes Belong Executive Director Tim Blumenthal shared a lot of inspiring news and information during his remarks at the end of the Oregon Bike Summit yesterday. Blumenthal is a key figure in the national bike movement. He’s at the Read More »

Portland legislators will hold town hall meeting on two wheels

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 at 10:39 am.

Rep. Dembrow (right) with Jay Graves (center) and Ray Thomas in the State Capitol building yesterday.(Photos © J. Maus) Billing it as a “A new kind of town hall,” two Oregon State Legislators will lead a bike ride around their districts next month. Representative Michael Dembrow and Senator Jackie Dingfelder — both of whom represent Read More »

Legislators suit up for ride around the Capitol

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 at 4:32 pm.

On the steps of the Capitol.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) This morning, as part of the Oregon Bike Summit, a handful of state legislators suited up for the first-ever Legislator Bike Ride. About 50 summit attendees met on the steps of the Capitol building before taking a leisurely, five-mile ride around Salem. Joining the bike Read More »

A sneak peek at the new “Ride Oregon” website

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 am.

David Lowe-Rogstad and the home page of the new site.(Photos © J. Maus) Yesterday in Salem at the Oregon Bike Summit, we got a sneak peek of the new “Ride Oregon” website. When it officially launches in mid-May, the site will allow visitors to learn about Oregon’s great rides, plan a trip of their own, Read More »

Two new bike shows coming to Portland in 2010

Posted on April 21st, 2009 at 5:03 pm.

Northwest Bike Show booth.(Photo © J. Maus) Two new bike shows are being planned for the Portland area in 2010. The Northwest Bike Show, “Where cycling comes full circle”, is slated for February 20-21 and will take place inside a 54,000 square foot hall at the Portland Expo Center. The event is being put together Read More »

BTA: Vehicular homicide bill is “alive and kicking”

Posted on April 21st, 2009 at 4:29 pm.

Scott Bricker speaking at the Oregon Bike Summit today.(Photo © J. Maus) Speaking at the opening session of the Oregon Bike Summit today, Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Executive Director Scott Bricker gave a rundown of their existing priority bills in the 2009 legislative session. With the door officially closed on Idaho Stops (interesting report about Read More »

No Idaho Stops in Oregon: Bill fails to win necessary support

Posted on April 20th, 2009 at 2:12 pm.

“…they [legislators] had heard from a number of constituents who were very concerned and opposed to giving cyclists what they viewed as special rights.”–Doug Parrow, Chair of the BTA’s Legislative Committee An effort to pass the “Idaho Stop Law” in Oregon has officially ceased all forward motion. I confirmed this morning from Bicycle Transportation Alliance Read More »

Have your say in Salem at the Oregon Bike Summit

Posted on April 17th, 2009 at 11:15 am.

Time to rise up, Oregon cyclists! Next week’s Oregon Bike Summit (4/21-4/22) in Salem could be the most important advocacy event of the year. In previous years, the summit has been held in Eugene, Sisters, and Portland, but this year organizers are taking the bike movement straight to the lawmakers and pursestring holders in Salem. Read More »

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