Bend\’s Commute Options wins \’Alice B. Toeclips Award\’

B I C Y C L E T R A N S P O R T A T I O N A L L I A N C E
N E W S R E L E A S E
Attention: Transportation and Lifestyle Reporters

Contact: Karen Frost or Brita Johnson

503-226-0676
For immediate release
karen@bta4bikes.org

BICYCLISTS HONOR BEND\’S COMMUTE OPTIONS AND FATHER OF THE BICYCLE BILL

350 people, who love bikes attended the Alice B. Toeclips Awards Party in
Portland and honored Commute Options of Central Oregon. Since 1991, Commute
Options for Central Oregon\’s accomplishments to promote bicycling include
developing Commute Options Week and its Corporate Challenge, where the \”Big
Cog\” Awards are presented to businesses and individuals who share the
vision for bike commuting; the St. Charles Smart Cycling bike-education
program for elementary-school students; and the review of regional
transportation plans to ensure the inclusion of bicycle facilities.

On Saturday, February 3, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA)
celebrated the achievements of 24 bicycle advocates and organizations from
around Oregon then presented Alice B. Toeclips Awards to seven of them.

In addition to the traditional Alice Awards, the lifetime achievement Bud
Clark Award was presented to the two men responsible for passing the
Bicycle Bill in 1971. Sam Oakland started the Bicycle Lobby in 1968 and
rallied citizen support of the bill. Don Stathos, resident of Sun River and
Jacksonville, was the \”bike-riding Representative from Jacksonville\”, who
was the primary sponsor of House Bill 1700 in the 1971 legislature. His
vision was a law that would recognize bicycling as a way of life. Oregon\’s
Bicycle Bill has set Oregon apart requiring city, county and state
transportation funds to be spent on bicycle and pedestrian improvements

The BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE (BTA) is a non-profit organization
working to promote bicycle use and to improve bicycling conditions
throughout the State of Oregon. Active since 1990, BTA members work in
partnership with citizens, businesses, community organizations and
government agencies to make our communities in Oregon safer, more pleasant
and more livable.

The following individuals and organizations are Alice B. Toeclips Awards
winners.
Diane Bishop,Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Eugene – 541-682-5471
Commute Options for Central Oregon, Bend – 541.330.2647
Diane Dulken, Art Rack Media, Portland – 503.227.6225 x 245
Matt Giraud, Grapheon Design, Portland – 503.222.3341
Richard Johnson, Warrenton – 503.861.0121
Re-Tired Recyclers, Newberg – 503.537.6329
Dick Schouten, Washington County Commissioner, Beaverton – 503.626.5320

The BTA: Creating safe, sane and sustainable communities [one bike at a time]
BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE PO Box 9072 Portland Oregon 97207
PHONE 503-226-0676 FAX 503 226-0498

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