American Bicyclists Update Archives
March 29, 2010

Greetings!

In a busy couple of weeks following the Summit we've welcomed a major new policy on bicycling from the Transportation Secretary; battled Tony Kornheiser's ill-judged comments about bicyclists on ESPN radio; celebrated the launch of Distracted Driver Awareness Month...and that all just on the League's blog! Stay tuned as we enter perhaps the busiest part of the year: National Bike Month in May.

Sincerely,

Andy Clarke Signature



League President

National News
What if Dreams Came True?
On March 15, we took a huge step forward in realizing our dream of creating a more bicycle-friendly America. The United States Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, announced a new cycling policy that heralds the end of second-class treatment for cyclists. In more than 25 years in the United States, the League has never been more hopeful about our future than we are today. With your support, we can capture the moment and move decisively towards making all our dreams come true. Read more.

League National Bike Month
Spring is here, and May's Bike Month is only a month away! It's time to dust off your bike, pedal to work, encourage co-workers and/or your employees to bike to work, and think about attending or throwing a Bike Month event. Bike Month is an easy and fun way to endorse and encourage bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. Please send all Bike Month events to communications@bikeleague.org for the League to post on bikeleague.org.

League News
Move Your Club to the Front of the Pack
Club Leadership TrainingThe League's Club Leadership Training in Milwaukee, Wis. this April 9-11 will help your club grow more efficient, effective and fun and will focus on the needs of club leaders such as presidents, vice presidents, membership coordinators and volunteers. If your club needs assistance, ideas, or regional club connections, this is the seminar for you! Register today.  

League Audit Committee
Calling all "accountability geeks." The League Board has an Audit Committee that is charged with shepherding the League's financial audit as well as monitoring the financial operating procedures of the organization. The Audit Committee may also review performance on contracts and grants. If you are interested in joining the Audit Committee, contact robsadowsky@bikeleague.org and provide a brief set of credentials.  While we do not require any certificate or degree to serve on this committee, it will be beneficial to have a range of expertise on the committee including: accounting, grant management, bookkeeping, and administrative management.

Bike League Flickr - Summit Photos!
Were you at the 2010 National Bike Summit oBike League Flickrr wish you had the opportunity to attend? Either way, we have the whole event documented. Check out the Bike League Flickr page for all photos.

State and Local News

Safe Routes to School Mini-grant Call
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for up to 35 mini-grants of $1,000 each to support the goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs, which is to enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school. Read more and apply today!

Bikes Belong Awards Five REI/BFC Grants
Bikes Belong, in partnership with the League and with generous support from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), announced the 2010 REI/Bicycle Friendly Community Grant Awards. These grants, between $15,000 and $20,000 each, were awarded to five grassroots groups that are working closely with their city governments to make conditions better for bicycling in aspiring and designated Bicycle Friendly Communities. Read about the winners here.

Alliance Winning Campaigns Training
The Alliance for Bicycling and Walking's next Winning Campaigns Training will be on April 16-18. It will be hosted by New Orleans Metro Bicycle Coalition. The training will focus on issue definition, campaign goals, resources assessment, strategy, communication, tactics/timelines, and resource management.

Read more and register today.

Charleston, S.C. Petitions for Bike Lanes
The Charleston, S.C. biking community has requested bike lanes on the newly resurfaced Maybank Highway, a high-traveled and traffic packed road, when the road is re-striped. The SCDOT has opted to not provide bike lanes despite the USDOT's new policy, signed into effect March 11, 2010, giving equal consideration to cars, bikes and pedestrians. Sign the Charleston Bike petition today.
Job Opportunities

Saris Job Opening
Saris Cycling Group is hiring a Business Development Manager of Parking Systems. Visit Saris' employment page for more information.

USA Cycling Job Opening
USA Cycling is seeking a New Media Manager. Visit USA Cycling's job description for full info.

City of Omaha, Neb. Job Opening
The City of Omaha, Neb. is looking for a new City Planner - Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. Visit the city's career website for complete information.

Revolution Cycles Job Opening
Revolution Cycles has decided to create a new position and will be bringing on an Events and Advocacy Manager. More details on the position can be found at www.revolutioncycles.com.

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 www.bikeleague.org.
In This Issue
League Appeal
National Bike Month
Club Leadership
League Audit
Bike League Flickr
SRTS Grants
REI/BFC Grants
Alliance Winning Campaigns
Chals., S.C. Bike Lanes
Saris Hiring!
USA Cycling Hiring!
Omaha Hiring!
Revolution Cycles Hiring!
League March 2010 Appeal
Bicycle City Link

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