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(Contributed by Gail Spann)
During the National Bike Summit we spent one of our days walking the halls of the Senate and Congress as we visit our elected officials from Texas. I led one of three groups of four other Texans as we walked from office to office, meeting mostly with staffers of the Senators and Representatives.
As a constituent of Congressman Ralph Hall, I was looking forward to visiting with him in person. But when it was time for our appointment with him, I was sad to see he was on the House floor, voting, and could not make the meeting. We spent a nice few minutes visiting with his wonderful staff and asking for the Congressman's support of various bicycling-related bills. As we left I gave my card to a young lady in the office and told her to let Rep. Hall know that I was sorry we didn't get to visit.
We went on our way, continuing our schedule of office visits in another building, when I got a phone call.
BikeTexas is pleased to announce that H-E-B has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the beneficiary of its in-store coupon promotion for April, in recognition of Earth Day. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill.
Survey for Women CyclistsWomen, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals needs YOU! They are conducting a survey designed to learn more about the reasons women do and do not ride bicycles, with the goal of finding strategies to increase the numbers of women cyclists.
The survey should take between 5-15 minutes, and is not designed for mobile phones so should be taken on a computer. To take the survey, click here.
After you take it, please pass the link on to other women, cyclists or not!
ParentsPlus Introduced at PTA Conference
On Sunday, February 28, 2010, BikeTexas staff presented at the 101st Annual Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) State Convention in Corpus Christi. BikeTexas had been invited, and took the opportunity to inform the PTA about the new BikeTexas ParentsPlus Program.
Teachers, Community Bring Bike Safety to Kingwood Elem.Houston-area residents know Kingwood as a large, 14,000 acre master planned community of 65,000 residents located about 23 miles north of Downtown Houston in the East Texas Piney Woods. The community has a greenbelt system of 75+ miles of interconnected hike and bike trails running through the Piney Woods and lakes.
SuperCyclist-certified Deerfield Elementary School P.E. teacher Ellen Deaton wanted to help Kingwood children use this tremendous resource, and surrounding streets, safely. So on March 5, 2010 she, along with six officers from the Houston Police Department and Kingwood Bicycle Patrol, held a rodeo for about 440 Deerwood Elementary students from grades 1-4.
Taking a Walk with Mark Fenton
(Contributed by Eli Robinson, BikeTexas intern)
The highlight of the Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, for me, was Mark Fenton, an Olympian Speed Walker and alternative transportation advocate who captivated the entire conference over his enthusiastically-delivered Thursday lunch plenary titled "Lessons Learned on a Very Long Walk."
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