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BTA Beat: Open house shows off cool bikes, good food, new office

Posted by on November 22nd, 2011 at 10:38 am

The Noll family.
(Photos: Will Vanlue)

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance opened its new offices (618 NW Glisan St) to the public last week for an evening of food, bicycles, and fun. The evening featured hors d’oeuvres from Madison’s Grill and beer from Hopworks.

Guests also got to meet local bike builders and get an up-close look at award-winning Oregon Manifest entries from Pereira Cycles, Tsunehiro Cycles, Cielo Cycles, and Signal Cycles.

Tsunehiro/Beebe longtail:

The Pereira:

And the Signal Cycles/Ziba Designs collab:

Catered by Madison’s Grill (a dedicated supporter of many bike-related events in Portland):

And beer from Hopworks Urban Brewery:

The crowd inside the BTA’s new digs:

The BTA had an array of signs on-hand and encouraged attendees to have their picture taken with them…

Here’s Caroline Zavitovski:

And Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten:

This is Andrew Plambeck, an assistant transportation policy advisor in Governor Kitzhaber’s office:

And PSU’s Transportation Options guru Ian Stude (L) with BTA Director Rob Sadowsky:

In addition to showing off their offices (and an excuse to have fun), the BTA also wants to draw attention to their inclusion in the Willamette Week’s annual Give Guide.

For more images from the event, see my BTA Open House photoset.

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  • Hmmm November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Where is it?

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    • are November 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

      not far from their previous location, but without the street level frontage on the transit mall. this space is several floors up in a secured building on glisan betw. 6th and broadway. no walk-in traffic.

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      • Gerik November 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

        If you want to walk in to our new office just dial #41 on the phone downstairs. I was out of town for the open house, looks like it was a good time!

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  • Spiffy November 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

    looks like it was a good time… I was going to go then I forgot and other shiny things always come up…

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