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