Cycling Champion Loses Reelection Bid
Democratic Rep. Jim Oberstar, a 36-year veteran of Congress who was one of cycling’s most important advocates in Washington, D.C., lost his reelection campaign in the Republican tidal wave.
As the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Oberstar was one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. But he also made frequent appearances at the National Bike Summit. The 76-year-old is also a cyclist.