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Club Express  | Published on 6/14/2021

From: League of American Bicyclists <communications@bikeleague.org>
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2021 4:09 PM
To: Bob Rosenthal <bob@clubexpress.com>
Subject: American Bicyclist eNews: Biking Into Summer With Great Progress

 

 

Updates on our progress towards building a more Bicycle Friendly America.

Bob,

To build a Bicycle Friendly America, one where every person can safely and easily choose to bike,every part of a community must be committed to our shared mission. The League's Bicycle Friendly America program recognizes the businesses, communities, and universitiesworking in tandem with local advocates and the League to promote and encourage bicycling as a means of transportation, fun, and fitness.

 

This past week,we honored 33 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses in our Spring 2021 round. Every round, we recognize businessescreating a welcoming and safe environment forthose who bike to workor shop at their establishments. These businesses join a total of 1,425 businesses across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. pedaling towards safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. (Think your business should be one of them?Learn how here.)

Visit our blog to read more about our Spring 2021 BFBs»

The Bike Boom Isn't Over.“As the country begins to open up schools, stores, restaurants, office spaces and entertainment venues, people are eager to get back to physically going there. We have an opportunity to help keep the bike boom going by making sure that people can safely and conveniently get to where they need to go on two wheels,” - Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists.

Find out where Bicycle Friendly Businesses are in your state »

 

 

Don't Stop Biking There!Even though National Bike Month ~technically~ ended in May, every month is Bike Month at the League! Summer is basically here and there are plenty of great ways you can get out and enjoy bicycling.

1. Sign up for the National Bike Challenge:get credit for all the miles you've been biking!Visit our partners at Love to Ride to sign-up»

 

2. Plan a bike ride:If you're itching to get together with friends or family and want an affordable and fun outdoor activity, plan a group bike ride around a trail or to a local coffee shop for drinks.

3. Make biking a part of your getaway:Research where you can bike before you go. Lots of beachesencourage biking along the boardwalk with bike rentals and designated hours for bikers.

 

 

Pedaling Forward:Not long after the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) releasedthe draft of its next five-year transportation reauthorization bill, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released its own version, theINVEST in America Act. This transformative bill will help reset America’s infrastructure by refocusing on safer, more people-oriented streets for all.Thanks to the House representatives who lead on this bill and helped it pass out of committee.

 

Read our blog for the League's full take on the INVEST Act and a detailed analysis of what it includes »

Rather watch/listen toa breakdown of the bill? Catch areplayof our Deputy Executive Director Caron Whitaker talking about how the bill compares to the Senate's and what the next steps will be. If you missed therun-down of the Senate EPW Transportation Bill,watch the earlier webinarhere.

As always,thank youfor taking action with us and continuing to give power and urgency to these issues.

 

 

League Cycling Instructors are helping build safe, confident riders of all ages and abilities across the country. Our LCI Seminars emphasize how to teach bicycle safety and skills to provide increased comfort and confidence for new and returning bicyclists. Participants get a chance to practicefacilitating parts of the Smart Cycling curriculum.

 

Registration for ournext seminar in Traverse City, MI, closes this Friday, June 18th.See all our upcomingLCI Seminars on our website»

 

Want toget more involved in bike education?

  1. Learnthesteps to becoming a League Cycling Instructor »
  2. Exploreour new Learning Center to test your knowledge»
  3. Finally, keep an eye on our site asLCI Seminars are added in 2021»

 

 

The Bicycle Friendly America program accepts applications on a rolling basis. See below to see the next deadline for each of the programs and begin your journey to being an ambassador for a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

 

Upcoming deadlines for the Bicycle Friendly America program:
»Bicycle Friendly CommunityonAugust 5, 2021
»Bicycle Friendly UniversityonOctober 1, 2021
»Bicycle FriendlyBusinessonOctober 5, 2021

Apply onlineand check out ournew BFA Application Portal FAQs.