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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year

Fellow Cyclists,

We want to thank each one of you for your commitment to better cycling in Texas, and your support for BikeTexas, over the last year. We had ups and downs, disappointments and victories, and our members were there with us through it all - calling and writing and visiting legislators, volunteering your valuable time, and of course offering financial support through your memberships and donations.

All told, this was a great year for BikeTexas, and we hope you will be with us to help make 2010 even better. We will continue to work hard on your behalf to make cycling safe and accessible for all Texans.

Thank you again, and we wish you the very best in the New Year.

-BikeTexas Staff and Board

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EVENT UPDATE: Texas Trails & Active Transportation Conference

BikeTexas Event Update
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Attention Transportation Engineers, Planners,
Landscape Architects, Bicycle Industry folks,
Bike/Ped Coordinators and Advocates:

Register Now!

Texas Trails & Active Transportation Conference
16th Annual Trails Conference, now covering Bike/Ped Advocacy
and Safe Routes to School

February 3 - 6, 2010
AT&T Conference Center, Austin, Texas

Trails, Bike/Ped and Safe Routes to School Sessions
Presenters are finalized and sessions are planned! Presenters will include:

  • Carol Campa, Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator for the Texas Department of Transportation
  • Jeff Mapes, author of "Pedaling Revolution"
  • Kathryn Nichols, Community Planner for the National Park Service
  • John Pucher, a Rutgers professor and expert on what we can learn from European treatment of non-motorized transportation
  • Michael Ronkin, Bicycle Coordinator for the State of Oregon for almost 20 years
  • Kartik Sribarra, Manager of Policy Outreach for the Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • * Mike Van Abel, President of the International Mountain Bicycling Association

and many more experts on Safe Routes to School, mechanized and non-mechanized trail building, bicycle infrastructure and much more. Click here to see all the presenters and sessions!

Click here to register!

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Introducing the BikeTexas ParentsPlus Program

Introducing ParentsPlusBikeTexas is excited to announce that on October 1, 2009, we began the development of the new BikeTexas ParentsPlus Program. The program is funded through a Texas Department of Transportation grant, and will provide parents, plus other adults concerned with bicycle and pedestrian safety, the certification training and resources necessary to develop neighborhood bicycling and walking events. These events will incorporate safety messages in a fun and healthy venue and will bring the safety lessons to the larger community, thus amplifying their effect.

Read more: Introducing the BikeTexas ParentsPlus Program


Safe Passing Ordinances Gaining Momentum Among Texas Cities

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In October, the City of Austin showed itself to be a leader by passing Texas's first citywide Safe Passing ordinance. (Click here for a piece by UT journalism student Melanie Torre, featuring an interview with BikeTexas Executive Director Robin Stallings.)

But other Texas cities are not far behind. Cyclists in towns and cities from around Texas are organizing to get their city councils to commit to the safety of all road users by enacting a Safe Passing ordinance.

Read more: Safe Passing Ordinances Gaining Momentum Among Texas Cities


San Antonio Cyclists Pedal with Mayor After Bike Summit

Pedal with the MayorOn November, 2, 2009, San Antonio cyclists got a chance to hang out with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and ride the Missions Trail, after the morning San Antonio Bikes Summit at City Hall.

A number of City department heads and program managers joined San Antonio bike advocates to hear Mayor Castro outline his hopes to make San Antonio a League of American Bicyclists-certified Bicycle Friendly Community.

Read more: San Antonio Cyclists Pedal with Mayor After Bike Summit


Make Plans Now to Attend the LAB Bike Summit in D.C.

League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit
Washington, D.C., March 9-11, 2010

The Texas advocates in 2009 with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, far left.Calling all bicycle advocates! The League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit will take place March 9-11, 2010 Now is the time to start making your plans to go!

The 2009 Bike Summit saw a great turnout of Texas cyclists. BikeTexas staff organized and scheduled meetings with staff of both Texas senators, John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, and with both staff and Members of the Texas congressional delegation. The meetings were a great example of ordinary citizens exercising our democratic rights to ask our representatives to support legislation important to cyclists.

Read more: Make Plans Now to Attend the LAB Bike Summit in D.C.


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