Business forum will focus on Portland’s bike industry

As part of their Ambassadors Program, the Portland Development Commission will hold a forum to introduce Portland’s bicycle industry to the business community.

Cycle Oregon day 1 into Heppner

Jonathan Nicholas will moderate.

The event is slated for this Wednesday (4/4) at the Multnomah Athletic Club. It will be a panel discussion moderated by Oregonian columnist and Cycle Oregon founder Jonathan Nicholas. Here’s the verbage from the official invite:

    Portland has a gold rating as a Biking Friendly Community –and it’s not just about the riders. Frame builders, suppliers, apparel manufacturers, component designers and others are developing the cycling industry’s potential as an economic driver for the region. We’ve asked representatives from the array of cycling-related businesses to provide a closer look at this exciting, emerging industry cluster.

Expected panelists include:

Mia Birk

Mia Birk of Alta Planning.

This will be a great opportunity for the local business community to meet and get educated about the many bicycle-related companies and businesses in Portland.

For more stories, interviews, and photos of bike businesses in Portland, check out my industry coverage archives.

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John C
17 years ago

Hey Jonathan, do you know what time it starts. I looked at the links but can’t seem to find the start time. Thanks.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
17 years ago

Event details:
$25 entry fee.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, Oregon

Limited seating; RSVP to Marci Shelton, 503-823-5770 or sheltonm[at]

P Fin
17 years ago

Where can I get one of the shirts Jonathan Nicholas is wearing?

17 years ago

Sounds interesting. You’ve listed the panelists but I’m curious what other business members might be attending?

Some (that’s “some” underscored) members of the business community don’t yet have an understanding of the positive role of bicycles in the community. They see only conflict between bikes and trucks (e.g. in industrial areas). If this event can also help open their eyes to some of the business benefits and help them be more open towards bikes as transportation, that would be great.

Adams Carroll (News Intern)
17 years ago

“Where can I get one of the shirts Jonathan Nicholas is wearing?”

He got that shirt at the BikeCraft holiday bazaar in 2005. It was made by Portland crafter-superstar Justa Louise-Phillips. She reads the site and perhaps she’ll chime in with her contact info…Justa?

17 years ago

Hey, Pinga gave me a heads-up on this thread, sweet! Drop me a line at– justa (at)