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Attend the free kick-off event and have your say!
San Antonio is growing fast, with the city's population expected to grow by over 1 million people in the next 25 years. SA Tomorrow is working on solutions to keep the city moving while it grows.
What kind of city do you want to live in over the next 25 years? Is it a city that prioritizes active transportation and provides accommodation for bicycling for people of all ages? Attend the SA Tomorrow kick-off this Saturday, April 11, from 10-3 at the SAISD Alamo Convocation Center (map).
Mayor Taylor and Councilmember Ron Nirenberg are confirmed to attend. SA Tomorrow will also be giving away a new bike! Don't miss out-- attend the kickoff this Saturday.
It's been a busy week here, from Cyclists in Suits on Monday to pushing back on bad amendment on Tuesday to announcing the next TTAT on Thursday. Weeks like this are awesome! Many kudos and thanks to BikeTexas supporter and night owl Justin McMurtry who stayed up well into the wee hours on Wednesday morning to share an update from the Texas House.
Too cute not to share a second time: Check out yesterday's Throwback Thursday post from deep in the BikeTexas archives.
From around Texas:
#30DaysOfBiking has begun! Get in on the action here.
Nothing to do with biking; we just think it's fun: Seattle street art that only appears when it rains.
Have a great weekend!
Photo: A fun moment during the group photo shoot at Cyclists in Suits on Monday.
After a fantastic 2014 conference in Fort Worth, the Texas Trails Network and BikeTexas are excited to announce that the next Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference will be at the Houston Marriott Medical Center, March 9-11, 2016!
Mark your calendar now, tell your coworkers, save the date, and plan to attend! We'll be sending out info soon on registration and hotel reservations. Stay tuned!
Thinking about presenting at TTAT 2016? We'll send out a call for speakers in just a few months, so start sharpening up those ideas now.
TTAT 2016 is going to be great!
Support BikeTexas While You Shop!
BikeTexas is proud to be partnered with EarthShare of Texas as one of the organizations EarthShare supports. When you give to EarthShare through HEB or Reliant Energy, you support bike advocacy in Texas!
H-E-B Tear Pad Campaign
You may have noticed that H-E-B has a tear pad campaign every month. EarthShare of Texas is the April beneficiary of the H-E-B tear pad campaign. As an EarthShare partner, BikeTexas will benefit from this promotion as well!
Whenever you shop at H-E-B in April, grab one of the tear-off coupons at the register to add $1, $3, or $5 to your total bill. Those extra dollars go to EarthShare, and at the end of the campaign, BikeTexas will get a portion of EarthShare's total proceeds for the month. You can join in at any H-E-B or Central Market in Texas. Support bicycle advocacy while you pick up your lettuce!
If you go into your local H-E-B and don't see the tear pads at the register, please email us with the H-E-B location so we can make sure they get stocked up!
Reliant EcoShare Program
Reliant Energy customers can also contribute to the EarthShare campaign. Reliant will donate to EarthShare every time a Texas customer purchases a carbon offset. BikeTexas also receives a portion of those donations. Learn more about the carbon offset program and sign up here!
BikeTexas is happy to be partnered with many organizations across Texas who also want to make Texas a great place to bike and walk. Thank you for supporting BikeTexas!
On the Lege: Victory! For Now...
Throwback Thursday: Rules to Ride By
We found this gem in our archives recently. From the April/May 1999 issue of The Advocate (BikeTexas' original newsletter).
Chandler (who is just six years old) wrote up these rules this afternoon, all by herself. I thought you might consider them as copy for the newsletter, if you are looking for a kid's view of the world. -- Charlie Gandy
Chandler's Bike Safety Rules
Photo: Front page of April/May 1999 The Advocate, with Chandler's column on the left-hand side.
Cyclists in Suits Impressed Your Legislators
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