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Opening of BIKETOWN Tuesday July 19th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:

John Brady (503) 823-7375

john.brady@portlandoregon.gov

Dylan Rivera (503) 823-3723

dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

 

NEWS ADVISORY:

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Steve Novick join NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro, BIKETOWN founding members and other Portlanders to celebrate the official opening of BIKETOWN

Participants to take opening day ride over Tilikum Crossing

(July 18, 2016) On Tuesday, July 19, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Steve Novick will join NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro to mark the official opening of Portland’s bike share system, BIKETOWN. They will be joined by Portlanders, including community leaders and founding BIKETOWN members, in an inaugural ride across Tilikum Crossing.

WHO:  U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer

   Commissioner Steve Novick

   NIKE, Inc. Vice President of Global Community Impact Jorge Casimiro

   BIKETOWN Founding Members

WHAT:  Celebration of the opening of BIKETOWN, Portland’s bike share system.

WHEN:  11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19th 2016.

WHERE:  Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 2730 S.W. Moody Ave.

VISUALS:  News media can take footage of speakers and community members celebrating the opening of BIKETOWN. There will be a ceremonial unlocking of the first bike. Participants will take an inaugural bike ride across Tilikum Crossing. Elected officials and other community leaders will be available for interviews.