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Euro trade mag features BikePortland comments

Posted by on April 5th, 2007 at 1:35 pm

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The current issue of Bike Biz magazine features comments from BikePortland readers. The focus of the piece is a report on John Burke’s presentation at the National Bike Summit, which sparked a discussion about Trek’s position in the industry and their role (or lack thereof) in advocacy.

Bike Biz published comments from nine BikePortland readers and devoted an entire page to the story.

The magazine, with editor Carlton Reid at the helm, is considered the news source of the European bike industry and is read by industry insiders around the world.

To find out if your comment was published, download a digital version of Bike Biz, or just view a readable version of this individual story (289 kb jpeg).

This is one example of why I take comment moderation so seriously. You never know who might be reading them!

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Thank you — Jonathan

  • Andrew April 5, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Ah, I love some of the bicycle industry subversives. Go Beth!

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  • Garlynn April 5, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Even though my comment about temporarily redirecting R&D funding into advocacy wasn’t published, I applaud your newfound international dead-tree-publication exposure, Jonathan! 😉


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  • Carlton Reid April 6, 2007 at 2:36 am


    I consider Bikeportland to be essential reading.

    Sorry about cutting down the trees. On the plus side an awful lot of US readers now choose to download the PDF version instead of being mailed with the hard copy. This means they get the mag at the same time as UK readers.

    The PDF isn’t yet interactive but this will come in time.

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  • mike April 6, 2007 at 11:12 am

    It is unfortunate that they chose to publish the rants of at least one unknowledgeable individual. It does not fairly represent cyclists as a whole (either in knowledge of the industry, its’ history, or the support of a US company).

    Too many times people begin to complain or whine about something of which they do not have a firm grasp of. Now we see that these overly zealous commentors are being read all around the world. Great.

    When will the article about how Portland hates Bike Stations be published?

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  • anonymous April 10, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Burke’s credibility as a cycling advocate would increase greatly if Trek’s HQ were in a city such as Madison instead of the village of Waterloo, Wisconsin. Most employees are forced to drive at least a half hour each way to work there. If the company were based in Madison, a very bike-friendly small city, they would be more likely to ride to work. Until then, Burke and co. are just part of the problem, not the solution.

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