The City of Portland Office of Transportation has just announced that the official launch of their “Portland Go Platinum” campaign (website) will happen Thursday night at Bike Gallery‘s downtown location. The announcement will piggyback on the “Ride Portland” event being planned by Bike Gallery to celebrate the arrival of the new Trek “Portland” model.
Bike Gallery will host an impressive list of dignitaries including City Commissioners Sam Adams and Randy Leonard, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, BTA Executive Direct Evan Manvel, Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves, and Oregonian columnist Jonathan Nicholas. The party will honor, “the bicycle advocates and riders that helped put Portland on the map as the City that Rides”.
The City’s Platinum Strategy is a nine-part initiative aimed at making Portland a world class cycling city and the first large U.S. city to gain Platinum status, a designation created by the League of American Bicyclists.
By the way, this event is open to everyone!
any free food? 😉
Yes we will have drinks, snacks and live music at hand to spice up the evening. And politicians get only to talk for 30′ ;o)
Event starts at 6pm – program starts at 7pm.
Does anyone have a banner (such as SHIFT) and can we bring them to advertise?
I highly doubt that the Bike Gallery is going to let you bring another advertising banner in, but, who knows?
Chris Smith over at Portland Transport just posted the “9 points to Platinum”. Check it out.
Aaron – Dabby –
Don’t forget the Cindy Sheehan method: wear a tee-shirt. (But don’t get arrested, like she did at the State of the Union last night. Then you’d miss the free refreshments.)
Oh, I don’t want to advertise anything, except maybe that I am
KING OF THE WORLD!!!!!
Ride bikes throw bricks!
eh, i’m going to go drinking instead.
Speaking of this, I was at the downtown Bike Gallery Wednesday night and saw a 58cm Trek Portland that was built for Randy Leonard. Pretty spiffy looking.
Having seen the bike in person finally, I found myself thinking a set of top-mount brake levers would be a nice addition. Also I’m not 100% on the effectiveness of the fenders, even though I’m not quite a believer in full-coverage fenders.
I\’m trying to find the follow up story on this Go Platinum Kick Off party… It\’s on here somewhere, right Jonathan?