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Pre-Summit bike tour and the splendors of spring

Posted by on April 4th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

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Paul Adkins, from Bike Friday in Eugene,
rides in Northeast Portland.
Slideshow below
(Photos © J. Maus)

Before the opening keynote and dinner of the Oregon Bike Summit, Roger Geller from PDOT and Scott Bricker from the BTA led summit attendees on a bike tour of Portland.

Ride participants included Hill Abell (Board President of the International Mountain Bicycling Association), Sheila Lyons (from ODOT’s bike and ped program), and Paul Adkins (from Bike Friday in Eugene).

Roger Geller (and his cohort Greg Raisman) shared fun facts about all the cool bike facility innovations that make riding in Portland so great. We got a primer on a bike-only traffic signal, the new bike boxes, the HAWK signal (at Burnside and 42nd), bike corrals (on Mississippi), bike boulevards, and more — all with a backdrop of a gorgeous spring day.

Check out the slideshow below for a glimpse of what it’s like riding through Portland this time of year:
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Also check out my Oregon Bike Summit photo gallery (updated throughout the event).

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Except for getting rained on briefly in Hollywood, it was a great ride!

Incidentally, we set the new national record for people in a bike box, according to Roger Geller.