Virtual National Bike Summit: February 28 – March 3, 2021
Make Your Voice Heard at the National Bike Summit!
In light of various events, most of us are in emotional turmoil regardless of our political views, and it seems a political schism has descended on our country. We believe in the resiliency of America, and hope that in the fullness of time, decisions and actions are taken that bring about healing and rekindle faith in the fairness and justness of our system of government.
As hard as it is to focus on other things, at BikeTexas, we are doing our best to stay true to our mission. This means, despite all that has happened and is currently going on, we must prepare for developments and actions that may significantly affect the biking and walking community in Texas.
In 2021, we may have the biggest opportunity in more than a decade to double or triple funding for bike and pedestrian projects at the national level. But to do that, our members of Congress need to hear from Texans who bike and walk.
And that’s where the National Bike Summit comes in. The final day of the Summit is lobby day, when we’ll meet with Texas’ congressional staffers and tell them about biking and walking in the Lone Star State. With this year’s unique virtual format keeping costs low, plus the opportunities for a transportation bill in the new Congress, there’s never been a better time for more Texans to attend. Learn more about the National Bike Summit and sign up here.
Texas Representatives, and especially Texas Republicans, are critical to making bicycle and pedestrian funding a priority in any transportation bill. The Texas delegation is large and carries a lot of influence, so your voice matters! Congressional staffers have many demands on their time, so for many offices, getting a meeting with a staffer will depend on having people from their district registered for the National Bike Summit. Whether you are new to the National Bike Summit, or are a seasoned veteran, this is the year to engage.
BikeTexas will lead our delegation through the meetings. Even if you have never met with people from a legislative office before, rest assured that there will be experienced people participating. They will be there to help you put your best foot forward as you represent your district.
This year will offer tremendous opportunities for active transportation in Texas. We need you at the National Bike Summit to make sure that we can turn this opportunity into results for Texas!
How to Register for the National Bike Summit
The National Bike Summit will be held online from February 28 – March 3, 2021. See FAQs, costs to attend, potential scholarships, and other information at the League’s Summit website. Early bird registration rates end January 31, so don’t wait! Register today.
Also, At the State Level, Please Register for Cyclists in Suits – Texas Bike Lobby Day
In addition to lobbying and advocacy at the national level, your voice is crucial this year to keeping Texas lawmakers similarly focused on bicycle access, education, and safety. If you have not already registered for our Cyclists in Suits – Texas Bike Lobby Day, please do so! See the link below for more information.
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