July 17, 2006
Listening to League Members
We invite all League members to take just a few minutes and complete our annual membership survey. Your participation will help us develop programs and services that will be of the most benefit to our members, and understanding your riding habits and purchase activities will let us craft powerful messages to send to Congress. Please take a few moments now to click this survey link and provide your opinions and answers. It will take at most 10 minutes to complete and we’d appreciate your assistance.
New League President and Officers Appointed
Amanda Eichstaedt is the new President of the League of American Bicyclists. Eichstaedt (formerly Jones) succeeds Mike Greehan who remains on the board as a member of the Executive Committee. At the League’s annual meeting in Princess Anne, Md., on July 15 the board also announced the appointment of Don Sparks as Vice President, Ellen Jones as Secretary and Paul Wessel as Treasurer. The annual meeting and a board of directors meeting was held in conjunction with Cycle Across Maryland which attracted almost 900 riders to the DelMarVa peninsula.
Bicycle Friendly Community Deadline: August 18
The next deadline for applications to be designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community is Friday, August 18. The application form has been amended to include more questions related to access to single-track riding and other mountain bike riding opportunities. New and renewing communities should go to www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org for more details.
Two New Advocacy Resources On-line
If you visit the League’s on-line advocacy center you’ll find two new resources. First, we’ve added state and local elected officials and agencies to the list of people you can e-mail direct from the site – so if you want to reach your state legislators or city council members, you can find their contact information and send them an e-mail very easily. We’ve already deployed the new resource to help the MassBike with a legislative emergency. Second, if you are wondering what you can do to speak up for bicycling in the November elections, check out our election guide that helps you and your club/advocacy group navigate the murky waters of what groups can and can’t do around elections.
Bike Educator Needed in Hawaii
Enthusiastic and energetic bicyclists are wanted to teach the comprehensive BikeEd Hawaii, a program of the Hawaii Bicycling League, bike safety program to 4th graders at Oahu elementary schools. Start August 3 with two weeks of on the job training and then 10 months teaching as a member of a three person team. Total 30 hours weekly. Weekends and summers off. Call for more details, e-mail or fax a brief resume with references to: Chris Clark, Director, BikeEd & Events, Phone 808-735-5756, E-mail email@example.com, Fax 808-735-7989.