Oregon Bike Summit: Who’s here? (Part One)

Posted by on June 4th, 2010 at 11:56 am

In case you’re wondering who’s here at the Oregon Bike Summit, I took my camera around for a few minutes during a recent break in the action to find out…

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Zach Ham (L) and Cullen King, founders of RideWithGPS.com.

Portland residents Cullen King and Zach Ham are the brains behind Ride With GPS, an online route planning and logging tool. The two Oregon State students have built an impressive set of features. There are free and premium account options and you can search for rides based on a number of factors, transfer data directly from the site into your mobile GPS device, and more. I think we’ll be hearing more from Zach and Cullen in the future.

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Kenji Sugahara and Jeff McNamee

Salem residents Kenji Sugahara and Jeff McNamee are here to represent the racing perspective. Sugahara is the director of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) and McNamee is an active racer, promoter, and one of the founders of the Buy Local Cycling team.

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Scott Bricker

Former BTA executive director Scott Bricker, who’s now working with America Walks, spent a few minutes catching up on some work.

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Rob Sadowsky

And here’s Rob Sadowsky, the man who is set to take the reins of the BTA on July 1st. Formerly the leader of Chicago’s main biking and walking advocacy group, Sadowsky is already busy getting plugged in and he’ll hit the ground running. He’s set to make a big speech at the end of the Summit today, which for many advocates in the room will be the first time they’ve heard from him. Stay tuned for a report on that.

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Brad Upton

Brad Upton is a dedicated citizen activist from Corvallis. Astute BikePortland readers will remember Brad from his attendance with the Oregon contingent at the National Bike Summit. He’s always full of ideas and his intelligence and ability to represent bike issues is a big asset to the movement. Good to see you again Brad!

Bobby Mauger

Bobby Mauger helps run the Corvallis Bike Co-op, a place where people can work on their bikes, borrow tools, and get expert advice. It’s all free and it’s been around since January 2009. I’m putting this on my list of places to stop at next time I’m in Corvallis.

Stay tuned for Part Two of “Who’s Here?” where I’ll share more portraits and quick bios of the many interesting attendees here at the Summit.

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Go Salem! Jonathan, you should ask Jeff about his greenway project – very interesting and exciting concept getting off the ground!

Pearl Bloomernauer
Pearl Bloomernauer

Are there no women at the bike summit?


Lotta white men here. ANY diversity to speak of at this summit?


Weird comments so far. I don’t believe this is an invite-only event, which makes me think the comments are unfounded.

Kenji Sugahara – token non-white dude.

Enjoy your day.


If there was any pot stirring to be done, I think a count of how many of said white dudes rode bikes to the event would be more relevant.


Everyone calm down.

The non-white, non-male folks will be featured in “Who’s here? (Part Two)”

It will be a seperate but equal report!

Jim Wilcox

There are women here but it was mentioned that cycling needs more women. Women are an indicator “species” for successful bicycle planning.

If you are a woman wondering where the women are, attend next year. Then there will be women here and fewer women wondering where the women are.

Alicia Crain
Alicia Crain

This is not just a matter of women not attending. Most of the leaders in the “bike movement” or whatever you want to call it are white men. This is a major barrier to getting more different kinds of people to bike and should not be brushed aside with such callous remarks as essentially saying “show up and shut up.”


thank you, alicia.