Bikes and politics, Oregon style.

(From Jessica Roberts of the BTA)

Did you know that

  • Oregon has the most bike shops per capita of any state?
  • Oregon is one of only two states to have every Congressperson be a member of the Congressional Bicycle Caucus?
  • Oregon brought the largest per-capita delegation to the National Bike Summit last week of any state?
  • Congressman Peter DeFazio used to be a bike mechanic?
  • Congressmen Earl Blumenauer and Peter DeFazio both ride their bikes to work in Washington DC?

You may not realize it, but bicycle advocates from Portland are shaping the national discussion in powerful ways…right up to the steps of the White House! A 6 person delegation recently visited Pennsylvania Avenue to lobby Congress on various bicycle related initiatives including Safe Routes to School and the Bike Lane Bill of Rights.

Learn more about the BTA’s amazing trip to the 2005 National Bike Summit You can help by becoming a member of the BTA.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Founder of BikePortland (in 2005). Father of three. North Portlander. Basketball lover. Car owner and driver. If you have questions or feedback about this site or my work, feel free to contact me at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.

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