Favorite photos from the 2013 National Bike Summit

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The official Bike Summit Bike Ride on Thursday morning rolled out under gorgeous skies.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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With the Bike Summit in our rear-view mirror, I thought it’d be fun to share a few of my favorite photos from the event. These images are ones that haven’t already appeared in previous stories.

For more images, check out the full National Bike Summit photo gallery.

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US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood stole a peck on the che3k from NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
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The jam-packed room for the, Community-based Bicycle Advocacy: Building the Movement from the Ground Up session shows the popularity and excitement for this aspect of bike advocacy.
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A trio of great leaders and thinkers. From left to right: Earl Blumenauer, Congressman; Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC DOT Commissioner; Bruce Katz, VP of the Brookings Institute.

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NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan presented US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood with his own street sign.
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So much of the value in the Bike Summit comes from private conversations with old friends. In this photo, Hill Abell, a bike shop owner and member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame from Austin Texas and Jerry Norquist of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, share a glass of wine at the BikesPAC party on Capitol Hill.
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Travel Oregon staffers Jamie Porter and Harry Dalgaard braved the elements to share the benefits of bike tourism with members on Congress on lobby day.
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Oregon advocate Jerry Zelada was not deterred by a bit of rain and snow.
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Reed grads Adams Carroll (a former BikePortland intern!) and Lily Karabaic at the Congressional reception.
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The always dapper Gary Fisher.
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US Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Pocari is thought to be on a short list to be Obama’s next transportation secretary.
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Portland residents Russ Roca and Laura Crawford attended the Summit for the first time to network, share their experiences, and learn about bike tourism.
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The Oregon advocacy team had a great meeting with Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Eugene). From L to R: Jerry Norquist, National Bicycle Tour Directors Association; Gerik Kransky, BTA; Steve Schulz, Cycle Oregon; Aaron Rourke, University of Oregon; Ellee Thalheimer, Into Action Publications; Harry Dalgaard, Travel Oregon; Diane Chalmers, Chris King Precision Components; Veronica Rinard, Travel Oregon; Rep. DeFazio; Jeff Smith, Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards; Chris Distefano, Rapha; Rob Sadowsky, BTA; Emma Newman, University of Oregon.

More coverage from the National Bike Summit here.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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11 years ago

Nice Photos you got there Jonathan… Thanks for reporting this for us!

Alisha Oloughlin
Alisha Oloughlin
11 years ago

Great photos!! Thanks for sharing.