Travel Oregon Launches USA’s first statewide Bike-Friendly Business Program

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Oregon Introduces First Statewide Bike Friendly Business Program in the Nation

Oregon loves bicyclists. That’s why Travel Oregon created the first statewide Bike Friendly Business program in the nation geared towards travelers.
The Oregon Bike Friendly program is a recognition and training program designed to provide tips and tools for businesses to attract cyclists by offering amenities they seek. All businesses in Oregon are welcome to participate. Once officially recognized as Bike Friendly by Travel Oregon, tourism-related businesses will receive special recognition through Travel Oregon’s marketing channels, including TravelOregon.com and RideOregonRide.com.
“Enhancing the biking experience for visitors and Oregonians is one of our top initiatives at Travel Oregon,” said Scott West, Chief Strategy Officer for Travel Oregon. “In Oregon, we value the multitude of world-class outdoor adventures we offer, while also being stewards of the land. Improving cycling infrastructure within the state can help us enrich both.”
Bicycle-related tourism contributes $400 million into Oregon’s economy annually, according to a 2012 study by Dean Runyan Associates. The Bike Friendly Business program is designed to help local businesses tap into this growing segment of the state’s economy by delivering a premier experience for people biking in Oregon.
Oregon has been a bicycle-tourism innovator since 2010, when Cycle Oregon and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department co-created the only Scenic Bikeways program in the nation. Beginning with the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, the program now boasts 11 stunning bike-friendly routes throughout the state.
For details on the Bike Friendly Business Program, go to Industry.TravelOregon.com/BFB. For more information on the Scenic Bikeways program, go to RideOregonRide.com.

Free Rides today for Hopworks Biketobeer Fest!

Join us today  at 3 and 6 pm at the Hopworks Bike Bar at 3947 N. Williams for Free Group rides to the BiketoBeer Fest celebration!

 

BiKETOBEERFEST

The World’s Only Bike-In Oktoberfest Party

September 21, 2013

5th Annual BiKETOBEERFEST

Bikes, Bands & Beer

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 Local Bands
  • The “World-Famous” Huffy Huck
  • Break dancers, BMX stunt riders
  • More than 15 organic Hopworks beers on-tap
  • 10 Guest Taps from local brewers and cideries
  • Family-friendly entertainment including bouncy house and face painting
  • We’re sorry, dogs are not allowed at Biketobeerfest.

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BiKETOBEERFEST

Historic Columbia Highway- join us to ride new sections this Weekend.

It’s time again for The Cascade to Crown Bike Ride this Sunday Sept. 15th! We’ll be running support and making sure the rest stops are stocked for your arrival. Check out the route length options for the whole family and register today!

We Invite You to Ride With Us on September 15th 
from Cascade Locks, Oregon

  The 2013 Cascade to Crown Ride celebrates the “Grand Opening” of the completed “connector” trail on the Historic Columbia River Gorge Trail.  Make plans now to join us for this exciting opportunity!Save $5 off “Day Of” registration price by registering NOW!

Click Here to Register Now

About the Ride

Now in its 3rd year, the Cascade to Crown is set to become a highlight of the Gorge.  This year, choose from 4 route options – 10 mile, 28 mile, 48 mile, & 62 mile – offer something for every ability or bicyclist in your family.  No matter what route length you choose, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a very historic and scenic place.  The 28 mile, 48 mile and 62 mile routes pass by many notable falls, such as Horsetail Falls, Oneonta Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls on the way to the panoramic Crown Point.  At the end of ride, enjoy lunch at Marine Park with the Columbia River Sternwheeler.  For 2013, we’re excited to have a new caterer, improved & more route signage, and a route that doesn’t require riding on I-84 this year!  With the opening of the “connector” between Warrendale and Moffett Creek the route is a true dream come true for riding the Gorge.

A Ride To Benefit The Parkinson’s Resources Of Oregon 
What is Parkinson’s disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that eventually renders many individuals immobile; stealing away independence, clarity of thought, and severely
limiting activities of daily living.

– PD affects over 1 million  people in the U.S., more people than Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, & Lou Gehrig’s Disease combined.
– An estimated 25,000 people in OR and southern WA have PD.
– 16 new cases of PD each week.
– One third of the victims exhibitor first symptoms before age 50.
– Annual cost of medications to treat symptoms of PD exceed $6,000
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We’re excited to partner with the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.  For over 30 years, the P.R.O. has been dedicated to helping patients and caregivers manage this complex disease with support programs and services. Your participation in the Cascade to Crown Bike Ride shows support for PRO and those with Parkinson’s disease.

Another mention in Time Magazine!

Who knew? Evan get’s listed as “Craft-Brew Aficionado”.  Time magazine just interviewed us again about our Breweries By Bike Tour and included a quote in their latest issues Travel section story called “Just Brew It” -Together at last: Fresh air, exercise, and beer. Check it out!

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Annual Biomimicry On Bikes Ride -Join us Friday!

Happy Pedalpalooza! We’re smack dab in the middle of Portland’s three week bike festival and about to lead our own Free Annual Ride – Biomimicry on Bikes! All you have to do is show up and ride. Arrive early if you need a rental bike and we’ll get you set up.

Cycle Portland Bike Tours, 117 NW 2nd Ave. Portland Oregon 97209  Take Trimet (At the Intersection of NW Couch and NW 2nd Ave.)

Annual Biomimicry on Bikes experience. ” To Planet Repair Institute… and beyond! ” Join us on this casual ride along the Springwater to visit the Planet Repair Institute, a living, breathing node for Neighborhood Repair, embedded in the neighborhood of Sellwood, Portland OR! We will ride to the site for an introduction to the project and brief tour. Then we will engage in a satisfying potluck picnic before returning to downtown Portland. Bring an afternoon snack, or something to share!
Cycle PDX, info at portlandbicycletours daht comm, www.cyclepdx.com, 503-360-6815

 

First in the Country Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program Reaches New Milestone

First in the Country Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program Reaches New Milestone
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Oregon Tourism Commission (dba Travel Oregon) announce the designation of two new Scenic Bikeways: the Tualatin Valley and Madras Mountain Views. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved the new designations on May 8, 2013 in Baker City.The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway features the best of the northern Willamette Valley, from friendly downtowns to fertile farmlands and lush natural areas. Set in the heart of Washington County, the Bikeway covers more than 50 miles one-way, and includes the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.

The Madras Mountain Views Scenic Bikeway is a 30-mile loop on rural country roads with Central Oregon volcanic views, pastoral scenery showcasing basalt palisades above the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers and stunning views of the iconic Cascade peaks of Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood and Three Fingered Jack.

The two new designations bring the number of official state Scenic Bikeways to 11. The Oregon Scenic Bikeways program is the first and only of its kind in the country. Launched in 2005, the program, which now includes more than 790 miles of designated scenic bikeways, is a partnership between Cycle Oregon, Travel Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and OPRD.

According to a recent independent report from Dean Runyan Associates, bicycle travel is an important contributor to Oregon’s economy. Riders generated nearly $400 million in 2012 – supporting 4,630 jobs and representing about 4.4 percent of the direct travel spending in the state. Regionally, riders contributed $89.1 million into the Portland Metro area, which encompasses the Tualatin Valley Bikeway, and $75.7 million in Central Oregon, where the Madras Mountains Bikeway is located.

All the information a bicyclist needs to plan their ride can be found on RideOregonRide.com, including a printable map, accommodations and amenities along the route.


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Portland’s Tweed Ride this Sunday http://bit.ly/17fjxQK

Join us at Mt. Tabor for the best dressed Bike Ride in town. Route is under 10 miles and includes prizes for the most dapper!
The details:
TWEED RIDE PORTLAND 2013
Sunday April 7
Mount Tabor Park, SE 69th Ave and Yamhill Take Trimet (Meet at pavilion at north side of park, near basketball courts.)
2:00pm
After party at Velo Cult.
http://www.shift2bikes.org/cal/viewmonth.php?month=4&year=2013#07-3463