April 11, 2011  
freewheeling adventures

The League has rolled out a completely new web platform for our National Bike Month events' page this year. We want to ensure that our volunteers, clubs, and advocates take advantage of posting events online at bikeleague.org/bikemonth to ensure you have a great turn out for Bike Month this May.  


Andy Clarke
Andy Clarke, League President

National News
May is National Bike Month 
The League's new Bike Month tools make it easier than ever to connect to your local bike month eventsNational Bike Month. The redesigned Bike Month Web form makes it simple to submit and find events -- member events will post immediately and non-member events will post after a quick approval process. Visitors to the Bike Month page can search for events by city, state, or zip and can even add a mile radius to the search.

Bike Month 2011
Bike-to-Work Week: May 16-20
Bike-to-Work Day: Friday, May 20
State & Local News
Bike Summits and Conferences
The increasing number of state and local bike summits is inspiring and will hopefully quickly lead to more bicycle-friendly communities. Upcoming events include:
San Diego Proposes $2.58 Billion for Bikes
The San Diego Council of Governments (SANDAG) has proposed $2.58 billion for bikes (Bikes By the Sea/Creative Commons). The funds would build bicycle paths and improve streets for pedestrians throughout San Diego County over the next 40 years. The money would be part of the city's $110.7 billion 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, according to Sign On San Diego. Read more on bikeradar.com.
Bloomington, Indiana
Three elements of the Bicycle Friendly America program come together this Thursday in Bloomington, Ind. Program director Bill Nesper will be on hand to present the City of Bloogmington with its Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) and Community designations. There are several other awards he is presenting: Bloomingfoods' Bronze BFB, Indiana University's Bronze Bicycle Friendly University designation, and Bloomington Bicycle Club's Club of the Year award. Nesper will conclude his visit with a Bicycle Friendly America program presentation that night. Find details here.
League News 
New Student Memberships and Intro Club Rate
We are pleased to now offer a discounted Student/Youth League membership (must be 25 and under) and a free one-year membership for brand new local bike clubs and advocacy organizations. The changes went into effect as of April 1. If you would like to join, or if you need more information, e-mail Scott Williams.
Club Leadership Trainings
The Club Leadership schedule is packed this spring with webinars and an on-site training. In April and May, we are hosting webinars. On April 12 we will cover Bike Education and Group Rides, and on May 10 we will discuss Club Leadership 101. Find out more and register here.

The League's Club Leadership Weekend in Memphis, Tenn. May 6-8 is a workshop for our nation's bicycling club volunteers and leaders. If you are active in the success of your club, even if you are not located near Memphis, we encourage you to attend. For this training we've assembled a training team from some of the best clubs in the country. Sessions include: membership, leadership succession, budgeting, volunteerism, inusurance and other important topics. We will also share best practices and lessons learned. The weekend closes with a Club Leadership ride on Sunday, led by local partners the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club. If you need more information, e-mail Scott Williams.
Job Opening   
Eugene, Ore. Transportation Planner
The Eugene Public Works Department seeks an Assistant/Associate Planner who will build on their bicycle-friendliness in the areas of pedestrian and bicycle planning and development of multimodal transportation facilities. Find the job listing here.
Advocacy News  
Advocacy Advance Model Grant Deadline
The Advocacy Advance Model Grants provide multi-year support to state and local advocacy organizations with efforts to significantly increase federal investment at state, regional, and/or local levels for biking and walking infrastructure and programs. The Inquiry Application deadline is this month, April 25. Click here for a detailed outline, including guidelines, criteria and other requirements.
Winnings Campaign
The Alliance for Biking and Walking upcoming Winning Campaigns Training will be in Baltimore, Md., on May 13-15, 2011.This workshop will give you the skills and guidance you need to launch or improve a campaign to increase biking in your city, state or region. Early registration ends Wednesday, April 13. Register 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 www.bikeleague.org.
In This Issue
Bike Month
Bike Summits
San Diego Funding
Bloomington Visit
New Student & Club Rate
Club Leadership Trainings
Eugene Job
Model Grants
Winnings Campaign
Pedal PA
timberline adventures
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