Bike Town coming to Portland

biketown logoYou might have noticed the mention of Bike Town coming to Portland in Jonathan Nicholas’s column today.

Bicycling Magazine is giving away 50 commuter/city bikes to “the most compelling entries” about why you should receive the free bike and/or what you’d do with it. If you’re interested in playing along, just go to the Bicycling Magazine website to submit your entry.

Here’s more info direct from the press release:

Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Bike Gallery will be providing vital local support for the program.

The free bike giveaway will kick off the Bike Commute Challenge, an annual competition to see what workplace can achieve the highest level of ridership throughout the month of September.

Beginning today and through August 15, any Portland resident interested in receiving an Electra Townie bike as part of the Bike To Work program can visit this website and submit a short essay (50 words or less) on how, or why, they would use a bike as part of their daily commute. Fifty of the most compelling entries will be selected by the editors, and all selected participants will be asked to keep track of their commuting experiences with the bike for three months.

So there you have it. May the best bike lover win!

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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