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At bike industry meeting, Obama pledges funding for cycling

The bike industry believes in Obama.(Photo © J. Maus) Bicycle Retailer & Industry News magazine (known as BRAIN) reports this morning that in a meeting yesterday with bicycle industry representatives, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said if eleceted he would, “increase funding for cycling and pedestrian projects.” Obama held a private, 20-minute meeting with members … Read more

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Bike industry leaders will hold Obama fundraiser — and he’ll take a bike ride

“It’s really an opportunity to talk about bikes with Barack.”— SRAM CEO Stan Day in Bicycle Retailer magazine BicycleRetailer.com reports that the president and CEO of component manufacturer SRAM will hold a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. According to the story, “the event’s goal is to introduce Obama to industry leaders and to … Read more

Obama in Portland: Props to our “bicycle lanes” and bikes as far as the eye can see

“It’s time that the entire country learned from what’s happening right here in Portland with mass transit and bicycle lanes and funding alternative means of transportation.”— Senator Barack Obama The historic crowds from yesterday’s Barack Obama rally made headlines from Chicago to India — but the big news around here is that bicycles left their … Read more