It’s only October, but we’re already planning the 2013 National Bike Summit — and it’s going to be big!
Be one of the first and register for the Summit today!
For more than a decade now, your voice at the Summit has helped dramatically increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level. But this spring, some members of Congress tried to write biking out of the new transportation bill. Funding for bicycling was cut, but because of advocates like you it was not eliminated.
The really good news about the new transportation bill: It only lasts for two years — and the clock started ticking on October 1. When we meet at the 2013 National Bike Summit, it will be just one year until lawmakers start voting on the next bill. You’ll play an active role in shaping the bicycling agenda – and you’ll be an integral part of developing a Congressional strategy that shows we mean business.
That’s why we need YOU at the Summit, March 4-7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Join more than 800 advocates, industry leaders and bicycling enthusiasts and tell your members of Congress how bicycling is benefiting your community — and how this transportation bill is affecting you.
Register soon and you can rest assured you’ve made a good business decision: The first 100 registrants will get an extra $50 off of the early-bird rate with the promo code “50BUCKS.” Register today! And if you work at a bike shop and have not attended the Summit in the past, you may be eligible for a scholarship from NBDA!
Yes, the Summit matters every year: but consider what’s at stake in 2013. We’re fighting for investments in biking today and we’re looking beyond MAP-21 to the next transportation bill. There will be dozens of new members of Congress, new leadership on key Congressional committees, and, regardless of who wins the Presidential election, there will likely be new leadership at the Department of Transportation, too. We have to show them all that bicyclists mean business.
Learn more about the Summit and stay tuned for updates at www.bikeleague.org/summit13
Katie OmbergKatie joined the League in April of 2010. For the two years prior, she worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design as a programs coordinator. Katie has a BA in Religion from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She enjoys biking to work.
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