Eugene's 2009 Walk and Bike Summit

This years summit was a great success!  More than 2o tables from community groups, bike shops, bike builders, and city organizations lined the perimeter of South Eugene High School’s cafeteria and more than 150 people showed up to hear from the Rails to Trails Conservancy, City Council Member Alan Zelenka, Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), and city officials about the state of biking and walking in our community and the plans and hopes for the future.

A great lunchtime entertainment break  provided a debut performance of a Bicycle Tango by the local bike dance troupe, The Bottom Brackettes and an amazing bike fashion show with models from Revolution Cycles, Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life, Human Powered Machines, Bike Friday, Proletariat Cycles, UofO’s  Bike Loan Program, and Cetma Cargo Bikes.  The fashion show is a must repeat for next years event and really showed some great local builders, bikes, and styles.

The day wrapped up with workshops on Bike Commuting, an update on the Bike & Ped Strategic Plan, Car-Free Recreation, Safe Routes to School, and a basic Bike Repair class.

Here’s a bit from KLCC with an interview with David Roth:

Leave a comment on what your favorite part of the conference was.

 

bb-tango

Some of the Bottom Brackettes doing the “Bike Tango” thang.

 Congressman Peter Defazio

Shane greets Congressman Peter DeFazio

 

Some other blogs and photos of the Summit:

Duck Floater Photos

MyBagIsBigger

Some Flickr shots from Chris

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One Response to Eugene's 2009 Walk and Bike Summit

  1. Are there any more pics of the bikes at the Fashion Show. I need them for my website and PR stuff.
    Thanks!

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