“It’s really an opportunity to talk about bikes with Barack.”
— SRAM CEO Stan Day in Bicycle Retailer magazine
According to the story, “the event’s goal is to introduce Obama to industry leaders and to discuss cycling’s positive impact on health, energy policy, transportation issues and the environment,” and the event is limited to 100 attendees who will pay $2,300 each for the opportunity.
Back in May, Sen. Obama wowed Portland crowds (including well over 8,000 that showed up by bike) with his call for other cities to emulate our “bicycle lanes”.
Speaking of bicycle lanes, it’s being widely reported that Sen. Obama plans to take a bike ride with his kids this weekend. Speaking to reporters following this campaign he said, “I intend to take the weekend off… I hope to go on a bike ride with my kids.”