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An Evening with Ginny Sullivan – Watch the video

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 3rd, 2010 at 4:08 pm

We had a great evening with Ginny Sullivan tonight. The room was packed and we had about 9,000 viewers online (according to our web/audio guy Dan Kaufman from Crank My Chain). We chatted about the U.S. Bike Route System, mingled with friends, enjoyed some fine food and beverage, gave away some raffle prizes, and fielded some excellent questions from the audience (including one from a woman in Sacramento watching online!).

Check the video below for the full show (the video isn’t great, but the audio is fine!):[Read more…]

Tomorrow! Up close and personal with the U.S. Bike Route System

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 2nd, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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Ginny Sullivan and the USBRS,
live onstage and online
tomorrow night!
(Photo © J. Maus)

I hope you’re planning to join us tomorrow night (2/3) for an evening with Ginny Sullivan from the Adventure Cycling Association. Ms. Sullivan is leading ACA’s efforts to develop a U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) that would blanket our country with a network of signed and numbered bike-friendly routes connecting urban and suburban areas.

It’s a dream that’s closer to reality than you might think.
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Join us for an evening with Adventure Cycling’s Ginny Sullivan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 20th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

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Ginny Sullivan at Pro Walk/Pro Bike last year.
(Photo © J. Maus)

We’re excited to announce the latest event in our “An Evening With…” series of live interviews. On Wednesday, February 3rd, I’ll sit down for an in-depth conversation with Ginny Sullivan from the Adventure Cycling Association.

Ms. Sullivan is the coordinator of Adventure Cycling’s ambitious effort to create the United Bicycle Route System, a national network of bicycle routes they describe as “the largest official cycling network in the world.”
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Report from ‘An Evening with Roger Geller’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 18th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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Roger and me.
(Photos: Adams Carroll)

Thanks to everyone who packed into Plan B tonight to listen to my interview with City of Portland Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller. As a special bonus, we also streamed the event live right here on BikePortland thanks to the technological magic of Dan Kaufman from Crank My Chain CycleTV. What a thrill to know folks from all over were tuning in via the web!

After some mingling and ordering of food and drink, we settled in for about a one-hour interview and conversation followed by an open Q & A session. We even took a few questions from the Internet audience.
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What would you ask PBOT’s #1 bike guy?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 17th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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What makes Mr. Geller tick?
Find out tomorrow night.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Whether he’s dancing in the streets, rallying troops for a ride, or looking for money on Capitol Hill, Roger Geller has been on the front lines of bicycle issues in Portland for 15 years.

Tomorrow night I’ll sit down for a one-on-one conversation with Mr. Geller and I’d like to hear what you want to know from the City of Portland’s top two-wheeled mastermind (a.k.a. Bicycle Coordinator in the Office of the Director).
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Join us for an evening with PBOT’s Roger Geller

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 12th, 2009 at 11:25 am

Bike Master Plan Ride #4

Get to know Mr. Geller.
(Photo © J. Maus)

We’re excited to announce the latest in our occasional “An Evening With…” series of live interviews. Next week, on Wednesday November 18th, we’ll host PBOT’s #1 bike guy Roger Geller (and all of you!) at Plan B (1305 SE 8th Ave, map).

The event will give you the chance to learn more about Mr. Geller and his role in shaping Portland’s bikeway network. Geller has spearheaded the effort for the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 and he also worked on our existing plan back in the mid 1990s. Geller has also traveled extensively researching bike facilities throughout Europe.
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Tonight: Join us for an evening with Russ Roca

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 3rd, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Russ and Laura on a recent bike trip.

Just a reminder to come join us for a special event tonight at Roots Organic Brewing in Southeast Portland.

Beginning at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00), we’ll welcome carfree professional photographer, journalist, advocate, and bike tourer Russ Roca to Portland. Russ is here for the first stop on his Path Less Pedaled project (which he got started on already with this excellent video of a Portland bike move over the weekend). I’ll join Russ on stage for an informal interview, he’ll show some of his recent work, and then we’ll open up for a Q & A.

We’ll be meeting in the Roots Brewing event space at the corner of SE 7th and Clay. Hope to see you there!

    What: An Evening with Russ Roca
    Where: Root’s Organic Brewing (1520 SE 7th Ave)
    When: Monday (8/3), doors open at 6:00pm program starts at 7:00

Join us for an evening with bike tourer, photographer, blogger, and advocate Russ Roca

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 29th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Russ Roca and his custom Bilenky.
An Evening with Russ Roca
Monday, 8/3 at 6:00pm
Roots Brewing (1520 SE 7th Ave)

Eight years ago, budding photographer Russ Roca’s pickup truck died. A curious and eco-conscious guy, he wondered if he could get by living in Los Angeles without a car. Turns out he could. It changed his life, and it also saved him enough money to buy more camera equipment. His career — and a new perspective on life — began.

Roca, a bicycle-based professional photographer, part-time bike advocate, epicurean cyclist, and talented multimedia journalist is coming to Portland. Roca and his partner, jeweler and metalwork artist Laura Crawford, will begin a global bike tour after a train ride up to the Rose City. The pair have sold most of their possessions, moved out of their apartment in Long Beach, California and have started The Path Less Pedaled project, which they say has, “the goal of connecting with and collecting the stories of people who followed a calling to live their lives in unique ways.”[Read more…]