It’s cliche but true: A picture is worth a thousand words. During the debate about the next federal transportation bill, we talked up the benefits of biking until we were (red, white and) blue in the face. With your help, America Bikes wants to show Congress the freedom and joy of cycling in your community.
When you’re out at your Fourth of July festivities tomorrow, America Bikes hopes you’ll bring your camera and snap a few shots of your local bike parade.
Please show us your patriotism on your bike! We want to see July 4th photos of you and your bike. Or your kids and their bikes, or your great uncle and his bike, or your cats and their cat bikes. We’ll bring the best photos up to Capitol Hill to show members of Congress just how patriotic bikes can really be. Send your photos to info at americabikes [dot] org with the subject line “4th of July Bikes,” tag America Bikes in your photos on Facebook, or tweet your photos with the hashtag #july4thbikes.
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.