Columbia River Gorge lays out a feast for pedaling policymakers

Elected leaders and transportation officials from Oregon and Washington got on bikes last weekend and got inspired by the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Friday, the Columbia River Gorge put its best face forward, and the timing couldn’t have been better.

Tour of Tomorrow will put policymakers in the saddle

Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder on last year’s ride.(File photo) For the third year, a who’s-who list of regional bigwigs and policy makers from Portland and Vancouver will escape from their cubicles for an up-close look at the highs-and-lows of our regional bikeway network. The “Visionaries Voyage” was the brainchild of … Read more

Velo visionaries gather for two state tour

[Jonathan Nicholasemceed the event.] Last Friday over 100 bigwigs assembled at PDX Airport for the second annual “policymakers ride”. Organized by Cycle Oregon, the idea behind this invite-only affair was to bring together a high-powered group of bureaucrats, planners, advocates, and politicians to experience the highs and lows of our regional bikeway network first-hand. Why … Read more