March 5th, 2009 5:33 pm | by Dan Green News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Portland's Pedal Powered Prizes


The sun rises in the east…and in other obvious news; Portland is a haven for cyclists and their ilk.

Still doubt us? Well, the League of American Bicyclists announced today that two Portland businesses have won top awards for being “Bike Friendly Businesses” defined as"corporations, organizations, nonprofits and associations that weave bicycling into their business culture and give employees and customers the opportunity to be active stewards of their personal and environmental health through bicycling.”

One of two winners of the Platinum Award, the highest award given, is Portland's Bike Gallery. (for those who might say, "Duh, it's a bike shop" you don't see any other "platinum" bike shops in town, do you?) The other top prize went to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO.

And winning a silver award this year is Portland's Providence Medical Center.

Originally founded in 1880, and known as the League of American Wheelmen, the League of American Bicyclists is a national organization that strives to bring attention to the plight of the cyclist.

And there's even more two-wheeled, pedal powered propaganda to report.

Portland's M.A.P. Bicycles has won an award at the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Mitch Pryor, owner of M.A.P won the award for Best City Bicycle.
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