Mark Ginsberg were among the
700 attendees at last year’s
(Photo © J. Maus)
The Oregon Convention Center might have a hard time passing for any part of Paris, but that won’t stop the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) from trying. They’re just a few days away from their largest party and fundraiser of the year — the Alice Awards.
Since 1995, the BTA has honored bike heroes from across Oregon and southwest Washington at their annual gala and this year the theme is all about Paris. The BTA chose the Paris theme not just because Parisians know how to party (and look good doing it) but because of everything they’ve done lately to “make bicycling irresistible, including rental bikes and Sunday Parkways along the Seine.”
One highlight of the evening is always the Alice B. Toeclips Award ceremony. The list of nominees is impressive, but only five lucky bike advocates will come home with a coveted Alice (a classy pedal on a wooden pedestal).
Hazel Newlevant is one of many of this
year’s auction items.
Other folks will show up to gawk and bid on all the auction items. Up for bid will be a vast number of drool-worthy wares — everything from a one-of-a-kind painting of the Sprockettes to a bike tour in France’s Loire Valley.
Last year about 700 people showed up to the event, and it’s already sold out this time around.
For more info, check out AliceAwards.org.