We’ve started the wheels turning toward a more inclusive movement by bringing on a new Equity Fellow and convening an Equity Advisory Council. Now we want to ensure that our biggest event of the year — the National Bike Summit — is as diverse and accessible as possible.
And we need your help.
We’ve set up a campaign on Razoo to help raise funds for our new Cycling Opportunity Grants. These grants will help ensure the participation of bicyclists whose voices are often missing from the national conversation. All funding raised in the Razoo campaign will be awarded as scholarships to COG applications, covering the registration costs for folks’ who would otherwise be unable to attend.
The Cycling Opportunity Grant will benefit people like Mario Giampieri, a co-founder of the Biking Public Project, a delivery cyclist, and a native Spanish speaker. Mario works to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists.
So, are you in? GREAT! Click here to make your donation.
But don’t stop there — help us spread the word. Here are some ways you can help us get to our $5,000 goal.
Send this e-mail:
“I’m helping the League of American Bicyclists in its effort to make cycling more equitable for all and I thought you might want to help as well. The Cycling Opportunity Grant Fund will provide registration scholarships for the National Bike Summit and support the League’s effort to address equity in cycling. Based on available funding, applicants will be awarded scholarships to cover registration to the Summit in DC. The National Bike Summit is only weeks away so we need you to help us spread the word about this campaign and contribute to make this possible. Donate, share and repeat here: http://bit.ly/11ME4eB”
Facebook this Post:
“Support diverse voices at the National Bike Summit. Donate to the Cycling Opportunity Grant Fund and support a movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for ALL communities. http://bit.ly/11ME4eB #CyclingEquity
We only have a small window to make this possible so we are relying on you to spread the word. Let’s see what we can make happen together.
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Hamzat SaniHamzat joined the League in September 2012 after working with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Before working in biking, Hamzat worked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s son as a Program Associate at The King Center in Atlanta. A founder of the Red, Bike and Green chapter in Atlanta, Hamzat sees biking as a hub for change on the communal level.
Equity and Outreach Fellow