The summit returns to Salem this year.(Photos © J. Maus) In case you missed it, organizers behind the Oregon Bike Summit — an annual event since 2006 with a goal to make Oregon the best state for bicycling in America — is now known as the Oregon Active Transportation Summit. The event took place in … Read more
Oregon’s best and brightest bike advocates all came together for the 2010 Oregon Bike Summit.– Photo Gallery –(Photos © J. Maus) The Oregon Bike Summit happened on Friday. It was a lot of excellent information packed into one day, without a lot of breaks. That meant it was difficult for me to simultaneously attend, listen, … Read more
As promised, here’s the second installment of portraits and a bit of information on the advocates here at the Oregon Bike Summit… Kirsten Kaufman, the Bike Realtor.
In case you’re wondering who’s here at the Oregon Bike Summit, I took my camera around for a few minutes during a recent break in the action to find out… Zach Ham (L) and Cullen King, founders of RideWithGPS.com.
Tim Blumenthal addresses the crowd at the Oregon Bike Summit.(Photos © J. Maus) Nearly 200 bike advocates filed into the World Trade Center in downtown Portland this morning for the kickoff of the fifth annual Oregon Bike Summit. Held each year since 2006, the purpose is to knit together all the advocates, politicians, insiders, and … Read more
Oregon’s official state bike rack (as seen in Sisters at the 2007 summit).(Photo © J. Maus) If you followed my National Bike Summit coverage, you know that these are exciting times for bike advocacy in Oregon. We’ve got the advocates, planners, partners, and politicians — from small communities to Capitol Hill — to make Oregon … Read more
Bikes Belong Executive Director Tim Blumenthal spoke at the Oregon Bike Summit yesterday.(Photos © J. Maus) Bikes Belong Executive Director Tim Blumenthal shared a lot of inspiring news and information during his remarks at the end of the Oregon Bike Summit yesterday. Blumenthal is a key figure in the national bike movement. He’s at the … Read more
On the steps of the Capitol.-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) This morning, as part of the Oregon Bike Summit, a handful of state legislators suited up for the first-ever Legislator Bike Ride. About 50 summit attendees met on the steps of the Capitol building before taking a leisurely, five-mile ride around Salem. Joining the bike … Read more
-Slideshow below-(Photos © J. Maus) Day One of the Oregon Bike Summit is in the books. With a focus on the legislative agenda, summit attendees got a crash course in lobbying. Tomorrow we start bright and early with a bike ride with state legislators. Then, it will be time to storm the capitol to meet … Read more
Northwest Bike Show booth.(Photo © J. Maus) Two new bike shows are being planned for the Portland area in 2010. The Northwest Bike Show, “Where cycling comes full circle”, is slated for February 20-21 and will take place inside a 54,000 square foot hall at the Portland Expo Center. The event is being put together … Read more
Scott Bricker speaking at the Oregon Bike Summit today.(Photo © J. Maus) Speaking at the opening session of the Oregon Bike Summit today, Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Executive Director Scott Bricker gave a rundown of their existing priority bills in the 2009 legislative session. With the door officially closed on Idaho Stops (interesting report about … Read more
Time to rise up, Oregon cyclists! Next week’s Oregon Bike Summit (4/21-4/22) in Salem could be the most important advocacy event of the year. In previous years, the summit has been held in Eugene, Sisters, and Portland, but this year organizers are taking the bike movement straight to the lawmakers and pursestring holders in Salem. … Read more