Timing is everything. Today, registration
for the National Bike Summit
officially opens - and Senator Rand Paul is out there making the case for attending the Summit more eloquently than we ever could. Tomorrow's likely Senate vote
on eliminating the enhancements program (yes, they're trying again) really does speak volumes as to why we need you at the Summit in March.
Speaking of March, wouldn't you know it but the Summit is scheduled just 8 days before our current Federal transportation funding program expires and has to either be extended [for the umpteenth time] or re-written. We're going to need as big of a crowd as we can muster to go up Capitol Hill en masse and make the case for continued dedicated funding for bike programs.
So even though it seems like it's a ways away, we are already in full Summit planning mode - and evidently so is George Pearson of Las Cruces, N.M., the first official Summit registrant who signed up this morning! Go George, and we'll see you in March.
Andy Clarke, President
League of American Bicyclists