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BikeTexas Katrina BikeAid Collecting Thousands of Bikes

BikeNews; Community

The BikeTexas Katrina BikeAid project will hold a bicycle collection celebration on Saturday, November 19, from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. at the Bicycle Sport Shop central location (517 S. Lamar) in Austin. Everyone who donates a working bike that day is invited to enjoy complimentary food, drink and entertainment. The goal is to collect one bicycle per minute – or 540 bicycles – on November 19.

One thousand bicycles have already been collected and distributed in Texas, but demand and need still remain high. Cash contributions are also critical to the success of this important mission.

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Texas Trails Conference November 4-6, 2005

BikeNews; Advocacy

The Texas Trails Network annual statewide trails conference is November 4-6, 2005 in San Marcos. Texas Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring the conference along with other organizations, and the BikeTexas Trail Doctors will be featured presenters.

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Bond Elections Affect Cyclists

BikeNews; Advocacy

Many communities have bond elections this fall and next spring. Bond elections provide an opportunity to inform your local officials of the needs of your community. Several communities have already included bicycle and pedestrian projects in the bond packages…Is your community building new bike facilities? Make your voice heard on November 8 and in the planning process for spring bond elections.

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BikeTexas and TxDOT Work to Repeal Bike Bans

BikeNews; Advocacy

In recent months, BikeTexas members informed Texas Bicycle Coalition of two bicycle bans in north Texas. Texas Bicycle Coalition has been working with the Office of General Counsel of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) regarding these issues.

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Champions on Capitol Hill

BikeNews; Advocacy

Texas Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Robin Stallings visited the offices of a dozen Texas congressional delegation members while in Washington, D.C., in late October. The offices included those for 10 representatives as well as Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). Stallings extended personal thanks to the policymakers and staff members with whom Texas Bicycle Coalition worked to support earmarked funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the recent federal transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU.

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Texas Bicycle Coalition Re-trains Field Instructors

BikeNews; Education Fund

For the first time since 2002, the Texas Bicycle Coalition Education Department held a comprehensive training for field instructors on September 30, 2005. The training focused on standardizing the Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum teacher trainings with the goal of making the trainings more fun and effective.

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