For our first-ever Throwback Thursday post, we dug through our archives to find September activities from years past at BikeTexas. (Title of the post is inspired by the song “Try to Remember” from the musical The Fantasticks.)
September is a great month for education! BikeTexas has attended the SRTS National Conference, trained teachers with the help of LCIs, planned massive training events, and provided training to teachers in the entire Houston ISD.
BikeTexas’ Annual Membership Meeting has historically been in August or September (The 2014 meeting is coming up quick– register now!), which means meeting reports through the Septembers. Read about: 2008 | 2009 | 2013
In 2008, the League of American Bicyclists released their first Bicycle Friendly State ranking. Texas came in at #30 that year. (We’ve since been as high as #22, but in 2014 we’ve dropped back down to #33.)
Our friends at REI invited us to the opening of their Round Rock store in September 2008.
September is also a great month for bike/ped funding! Trails funding in Texas was saved in 2012 and the TTC funded multiple projects around the state in 2013.
Photos: Top– Former BikeTexas director Gayle Stallings with her new bike trailer outside the previous BikeTexas office in September 2003; bottom– the August/September 1998 edition of the BikeTexas newsletter.