National Bike Summit 12

October 31, 2011                                               National Bike Summit E-news | Issue 1 


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
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Early Registration

Save $150 for the next two weeks!

Bike Summit 12 Register for the National Bike Summit by November 11, 2011 to save an additional $50 off the already discounted early bird registration rate for a total savings of $150. Just use the code SUMMIT12. Why an extra $50? Because we need every single cyclist on Capitol Hill this March to ensure cycling is included in the transportation bill. If you aren't there, we could go back to the cycling dark ages of 50 years ago when there was no transportation funding for cyclists. So register today, save an additional $50, and help save cycling! 


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Call for Summit Presentations 
Share your expertise

The League has issued a call for presentations for the 12th National Bike Summit. This year's theme is Save Cycling. To help us make the absolute most of the Summit and to ensure that our message is clear and focused, we invite interested parties to share their experience and expertise in the topic areas in the call for presentations announcement.  Download the pdf here.    


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Urban Press Camp

March 17-19

Urban PressCamp is scheduled for March 17-19, 2012, and just in time too. The Transportation Enhancements in the transportation extension are under constant assault, and the Transportation Bill expiration deadline is just a few days after the National Bike Summit. Urban PressCamp will highlight this important issue -- and key votes in congress -- as it relates to the commerce of cycling on the eve of the National Bike Summit. We hope you'll join us. Visit for more.


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