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Travel study unveiled at Summit shows bike tourism means big bucks

Kristin Dahl with Travel Oregon unveiled exciting new numbers on Oregon bicycle tourism at a breakout session titled, Bicycling Means Business: Getting the Facts Straight.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) From a boom in bike manufacturing in Portland to increased economic vitality on streets with protected bike lanes in Manhattan, signs of how bicycling grows the bottom … Read more

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Time to tone down bike evangelism says communications pro

Douglas Meyer recommends that bike advocates tone down the rhetoric.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Some of the most important insights from the National Bike Summit (which wrapped up Thursday morning with a bike ride) came from an unexpected place. Douglas Meyer, a marketing and communications specialist with Bernuth & Williamson Consulting, shared research on Tuesday that … Read more

Business impact of bicycling dominates Capitol Hill meetings

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 … Read more