American Bicyclists Update Archives
February 16, 2010


We may still be digging out of the snow come March 9-11 but we can promise you a warm welcome to the National Bike Summit nonetheless! We're expecting another record number of participants, so book your place now and join the vanguard of our movement to create a more bicycle-friendly America. Register today!


Andy Clarke
League President
National News
USDOT Surface Transportation Reauthorization
United States Department of Transportation is hosting a public Surface Transportation Reauthorization Outreach Meeting with Secretary Ray LaHood and Senator Barbara Boxer this Friday, February 19, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, One Gateway Plaza, in Los Angeles, California. The event is part of a series of meetings that will bring together Federal, state and local officials, as well as transportation providers, users, and stakeholders, to discuss the surface transportation reauthorization. RSVP here. Contact Jim March, at 202-366-4005 with questions.
Let's Move
The official announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama Let's Move campaign, brings attention to the issues of healthy eating and physical activity, including active living environments. Visit for more info on active environments.
Safe Routes to School Low-Income Report
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership has released a report on issues around low-income communities, Safe Routes to School - Local School Project: A Health Evaluation. The report is based on a project that began in April 2008 to provide technical assistance to Safe Routes to School programs at ten schools in low-income communities. Read more.
Pro Walk/Bike Conference
The Pro Walk / Pro BikeĀ® 2010 Chattanooga conference, presented by the National Center for Bicycling & Walking will focus on bringing livable communities and regions to scale. Chattanooga and the southeast region will serve up many examples of what can be done in small and mid-size cities and rural regions to make livable communities come to life. Read more.
League News
League Annual Meeting/Board Meeting
Please attend the League's Board of Directors meeting, March 8, 2010 in Washington, D.C., and Annual Meeting, March 9, 2010 in D.C. We'll update you on our work in 2009, give a preview of this coming year's work, and invite you to join the opening reception of the 10th Anniversary National Bike Summit ($65 charge for dinner and drinks for non-Summit attendees). We'd love to have you! Find out more information.
World News

Velo City Global 2010
For one week in June 2010, Copenhagen is opening its doors to 1,000 planners, engineers, advocates, academics, industry leaders, educators, environmentalists and health professionals from around the globe who want to emulate Copenhagen's success in their community, and who want to discover first hand just how it is done. Read more. Read the second announcement here.
State & Local News

Vote for Bike Buddy
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) is competing for a major grant that will enable cyclists from all over the country to connect with fellow bike commuters nearby - but they need your vote to win it. Using Pepsi's Refresh Everything grant, T.A. will develop a new generation of mobile and web applications to connect cyclists who share the same roads. The goal: 500,000 new cyclists on the road, encouraged by the ability to ride with a buddy. It's called Bike Buddy. By voting for T.A., you'll help usher in a new wave of green, urban-friendly bike commutes. You can vote once per day, until voting closes.
Job Opportunities

League Job Opening
The League of American Bicyclists is hiring a membership manager. The job includes: prospect-to-member research, new and renewal member engagement, managing membership categories, implementation of campaigns and more! Get more information and apply today!

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is accepting applications for the full-time position of Education and Technical Assistance Program Manager and part-time position of Administrative Assistant. Visit the announcement and position descriptions here.

The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit
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In This Issue
USDOT Transportation Reauthorizaton
Let's Move!
SRTS Report
Pro Walk/Pro Bike
League Board and Annual Meetings
Velo City Global
Vote Bike Buddy
League Hiring!
Job Opening
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