American Bicyclists Update Archives
January 04, 2010


Welcome to 2010! We have a feeling that this year is going to go down as pivotal for cycling - make sure you are part of it by attending some or all of these critical events: our own National Bike Summit this March 9-11(obviously...and look for a special bi-weekly e-news just on the Summit for the next two months); the World Mountain Bike Summit hosted by the ever-cutting-edge and exciting IMBA; Velo City Global, hosted by the European Cyclists' Federation in the incomparably bike-friendly city of Copenhagen ; and Pro Walk Pro Bike, organized by our respected colleagues at the National Center for Bicycling and Walking.


Andy Clarke
League President
League News

Club Leadership Training
The League's Club Leadership Training in Boca Raton this month, January 22-24, has only ten spaces remaining! Sign up now for the premier training that will be led by top-notch club organizers from around the country. Club members will learn how to run their club effectively, while engaging with local bike clubs.

Topics will
Club Leadership Traininginclude:
*club leader transitio
ns and succession plans
*reaching new members
*insurance concerns
*organizing volunteers and rides
*local issues.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with your fellow club leaders to discuss topics that every club faces.
Register today!

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National News
Advocacy Advance Helps you Find Federal Funding
As part of the continuing partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Bicycling & Walking, the Advocacy Advance Team has created a series of reports to help Alliance member organizations access Federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects including: Section 402 - Highway Safety Grants, Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Plan (CMAQ). For a brief description of each report, a request for more of your stories, and links to other Advocacy Advance resources, visit our blog or the Advocacy Advance section of

NHTSA Comments
Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published Federal Register notices requesting public comment on several issues important to bicycling. Comments are due today but late entries might be considered. Review the League's comments here.

Other News

Bumper Issue of Active Living Research Published
No fewer than 20 papers on Active Living topics are now available in a special issue of Preventive Medicine - thanks to the Active Living Research program at San Diego State University. This incredible body of work includes another epic paper by John Pucher, Susan Handy and Jennifer Dill titled "Infrastructure, Programs and Policies to Increase Bicycling:  An International Review," as well as numerous studies of youth health issues and strategies for promoting more active lifestyles.

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