Forget convertibles for exploring the USA’s great open roads and off the beaten tracks!
Travel Oregon is on a sales mission in New Zealand encouraging travel agents to share their vision of exploring the state in a healthy way via bicycle, surrounded only by fresh air and wide-open spaces.
As the first state in the USA to create bike friendly trails for tourism exploration, Oregon is home to an endless network of scenic byways that pass by rugged coastal headlands, deep old growth forests, high desert vistas and deep river canyons.
The gateway city of Portland adopts a cycling lifestyle with specific amenities like bike repair and designated places to park or store bikes when touring the city. Bike lanes are clearly marked on most major commuter routes, traffic signals are optimised for safer and faster bike travel, buses are equipped with bike racks and bikes are welcome aboard trains and streetcars.
Portland also lays claim to a number of crafty bike makers including Joseph Ahearne from Ahearne Cycles, who is visiting New Zealand with Travel Oregon to share the state’s vision exploring it on two wheels in the great outdoors.
“Bikes are healthy, meditative and useful, and they bring out the best of people’s personalities, said Ahearne.
“They help build community and promote environmental awareness, and they can help people explore the world around them in a way that is interactive and participatory.
“Exploring Oregon’s epic landscapes offers expert and beginner cyclists’ unimaginable diversity and travelling by bike gives you the chance to meet locals across diverse cultures.”
Ahearne will join Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, Washington Country Visitors Association, Mt. Hood Territory, The Jupiter Hotel, Pedal Bike Tours & Hawaiian Airlines for an Oregon Pop Up Activation Site and tourism networking event with craft beer, wine and local cuisine in Auckland on Friday 25 September from 3pm till 7pm at 1 Queens Street in Auckland’s CBD.
Tour operators Adventure World, House of Travel, Infinity Holidays and Go Holidays who all sell Oregon will have representatives attending and the invitation extends to retail agents wanting to learn more about the cycling state and all its tourism attributes. There will also be a competition for one visitor to win a hand crafted Oregon bike worth $5000 throughout the day at an Oregon Pop Up Activation Site.
Join in on the celebration Friday 25 September, 3pm at 1 Queen Street, Auckland, where Travel Oregon will have craft beer, wine and food event finishes at 5pm.
For further information visiting Oregon see www.traveloregon.com
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