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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2005
SECRETARY MINETA TO ADDRESS BICYCLISTS IN NATION’S CAPITAL
Delivers Keynote Speech at 5th National Bike Summit®
Washington, DC – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta is the keynote speaker at the 2005 National Bike Summit on Wednesday, March 16 in Washington, D.C. Secretary Mineta will discuss the role of his Department in improving bicycle safety and increasing bicycle use, and update Summit participants on the impact on bicyclists of the President’s 2006 budget and proposals for the reauthorization of the Federal transportation program.
Where: Atrium Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue.
When: 12:45pm, Wednesday, March 16.
(Remarks expected at approximately 1.30pm)
The 2005 National Bike Summit®, hosted by the125-year old League of American Bicyclists, brings together more than 300 leaders of the bicycling community from 47 states. Delegates include local bicycle advocates, bicycle shop owners, bicycle manufacturers and distributors, and bicycling experts from Federal, state and local governments. Most of the delegates will spend Thursday on Capital Hill meeting with legislators – in previous years delegates have visited more than 300 House offices and 85 Senate offices.
The Summit concludes on Friday, March 18 with a bike ride led by Congressional Bike Caucus founder Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). The ride leaves from the Southwest front of the Capitol at 2.30pm.
For more information on the National Bike Summit® and League of American Bicyclists visit www.bikeleague.org