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Join us for Cyclists in Suits – Texas’ Bike Lobby Day!
BikeTexas Cyclists in Suits – Texas Bike Lobby Day is a biennial event held during the Texas Legislature’s regular sessions. It is great opportunity for Texas cyclists to share their love of cycling with their state legislators. The goal is to have cyclists from every legislative district in Texas visit the capitol with our staff and remind the legislature that we are voters and we want them to represent our cycling interests. Please join us!
What to Wear:
Come dressed for business! It strengthens our image at the Capitol when people who ride bikes wear suits or similar professional attire while lobbying elected officials for better laws and infrastructure.
There will be lots of walking on lobby day, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
March 27th, 2017
Capitol Extension, Room E1.004 (map of the Capitol Extension)
Meet in the auditorium at 8:45 to check in. We start promptly at 9am
Typical Cyclists in Suits Day
Get briefed on the important issues and to learn best practices for meeting with legislators.
Meet Your Legislators:
Immediately following beginning brief
Visit legislative offices and meet with legislators and their staff about the bills of concern to Texas cyclists. In the course of the day, we will see the House or the Senate in session. We’ll take a group photo with the Capitol as our backdrop, then retire to the BikeTexas offices for a happy hour before boarding buses for the trip home.
The Capitol Grill will be open in the Capitol Extension. Please anticipate approximately $10 per person for lunch.
When the work is done (Around 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Our Happy Hour will be at The Bonneville restaurant.
We can often help you coordinate a ride from Dallas, Ft Worth, Houston or San Antonio, if we hear from you in advance. There will be a place in the registration form to ask for this if you need it.