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The 670-mile Oregon Timber Trail launches March 23rd: Here’s the backstory

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 10th, 2017 at 10:58 am

Scenes from the Willamette Tier of the route.
(Photos: Travel Oregon)

Something big is about to happen for off-road cycling in Oregon.

On March 23rd the nonprofit Oregon Timber Trail Association will do a soft-release of their Oregon Timber Trail, an experience its creators promise will be, “North America’s premiere long-distance mountain biking route” and a “world-class bikepacking destination.”

That might sound boastful, but once you learn more about this project and the people behind it, it’s easy to see why they’re so confident.
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First look at Travel Oregon’s new ‘Bike Friendly’ business program

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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A new sign will help people find businesses
that cater to biking travelers.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Favorite photos from the 2013 National Bike Summit

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 8th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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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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Business impact of bicycling dominates Capitol Hill meetings

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 6th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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Kristin Dahl with Travel Oregon (L) explains
economic impact data with Caroline Robinson,
Legislative Assistant for House Rep. Greg Walden.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

‘Bikes mean business’ is the official theme of this year’s National Bike Summit; but that idea hardly needs any help in being put front and center. The economic impact of bicycling has become a mature topic that can now be backed up with statistics, studies, local success stories, and much more. For the Oregon advocacy team that made their way through the halls of Congress today to spread this message, bikes mean business was a natural and easy pitch to make.

At the first meeting of the day at Senator Ron Wyden’s office, Oregon bike advocates delivered the business message from several different angles. Wyden’s Legislative Assistant Alex Hackbarth (Wyden was unable to make the meeting and it’s common knowledge here on Capitol Hill that LA’s (as they’re known) are often more important to persuade than their bosses) set the tone for the meeting when she responded to the introduction of Rapha’s Chris Distefano by saying, “Oh yes, I’m intimately familiar with Rapha.”
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