American Bicyclists Update Archives
September 27, 2010


The last two weeks have seen the bicycle industry's major trade show (Interbike) and the Pro Walk Pro Bike conference for the planning, engineering and more technical side of the movement. Despite the continuing economic challenges in front of us all, these two gatherings were incredibly upbeat and positive about the future - perhaps because of the unique and compelling attributes of bicycling to individuals, communities and the nation. Ride On, America!


Andy Clarke
International News
International Bike and Walk to School Day
International Bike and Walk to School Day is this October 6. If you would like to get your community and your child's school involved, click here for more info. If you need more information on how to teach your child or students to bike safely, please refer to the League's kids education program.
National News
League Bicycle Friendly Communities Announced
The League announced 18 new Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and eight renewing BFCs at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference on September 15. This round of awards was exciting because communities that won and renewed implemented past feedback and improved their cities. See the complete list of BFCs here.
League Bicycle Friendly Businesses Announced
The League announced 63 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) and eight renewing BFBs on September 23 at Interbike during the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Industry Breakfast. This round of awards was especially noteworthy because of the number of awardees -- a 45 percent increase from last round -- and because of the amount of local governments who applied for a BFB designation. We awarded three local governments the BFB designation - Bloomington City Hall, Ind.; Arlington County Government, Va.; and the City of Fayetteville, Ark. See the complete list of BFBs here.
National Bike Summit -- Act on a Simple Solution
The League's National Bike Summit will be March 8-10, 2011 in Washington D.C. We are still downtown but have changed to a larger venue -- the Grand Hyatt -- to support our growing group of attendees. Registration is now open, along with sponsorship opportunities. Contact Walt at if you need further information.
National Park Needs National Action
Grand Teton National Park is about to set an unfortunate precedent in trail design in our National Park system by needlessly compromising a potentially great trail project. Our local affiliate out in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Friends of Pathways, has asked for a national response to the location of a trail too close to the major high-speed road running through the park. Please read more about the issue here or go straight to the online petition here.
State & Local News

St. Charles County Bike Ban - Removed!
For our readers who have been following the proposed bike ban in St. Charles County, Colo., the ban has been taken off the table. County Council member Jerry Daugherty has removed his support for Bill 3620. Read more here.
Club News

Club Leadership Training
The second in our new series of Club Leadership webinars to support bike club leadership is next Tuesday, October 5 at 8pm EST. Dan Ehrmann of Club Express; Mary Derks, past president of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club; and Ron Puett, Kansas City Bicycle Club will lead the discussion. Find out more and register!
Other News

People for Bikes
Bikes Belong is one of the greatest supporters of the League, and we thank you for responding to our e-mail last week asking for your support for If you didn't see the e-mail or need a reminder, at the 2010 Bike Summit Bikes Belong launched their new campaign People for Bikes to unite one million voices to improve bicycling in the United States. We encourage you to sign the pledge and raise your voice in support of bicycling.
Interbike is Moving in 2011
The national bicycle trade show Interbike has announced a date and location move for 2011. It will be moving to August 8-12 in Anaheim, Calif. The League just returned from the 2010 Interbike show and  successfully promoted the National Bike Summit to attendees, along with our new Dealer Membership program and membership rates.
Job Opportunities

SFMTA Job Openings
The Livable Streets Subdivision of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is currently recruiting: a Senior Engineer (find out more here) and an Assistant School Crossing Guard Program Manager (apply here).
NJ Bike & Walk Coalition Position
The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition (NJBWC) is seeking a new Executive Director for their organization. Find out more information and apply here.
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In This Issue
Bike & Walk to School
Fall BFCs
Fall BFBs
National Bike Summit
National Parks
Bike Ban Removed
Club Webinar
People for Bikes
NJ Bike & Walk Job

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