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Texas Bicycle Coalition works because Texans get involved.
Whether it's travelling to Austin to testify in a Senate or House committee hearing, visiting your school board and advocating for inclusion of the Texas SuperCyclist Curriculum in your child's school, or passing along our BikeTexas Today eNewsletter to friends you think should support our work, BikeTexas needs your help to build a better state of bicycling for all Texans.
BikeTexas represents you before our federal and state legislatures. We meet with the offices of our Senators and Congressional Representatives twice in March, participate in the League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit, and the International Mountain Bike Association 24 Hours of IMBA. Typically on our BikeTexas Cyclists in Suits- Texas Lobby Day, dozens of advocates visit all 181 state legislators’ offices in Austin. BikeTexas testifies before several Texas Senate and House Committees and our members and volunteers place thousands of calls to the offices of legislators advocating important bicycling bills. Thanks to these efforts the voice of Texas cyclists are resounding in the ears of our legislators.
How to get involved with BikeTexas advocacy efforts:
- Join BikeTexas
- Order a BikeTexas License Plate for your vehicle.
- Write your local, state and federal legislators, informing them that you support the efforts of BikeTexas and the pro-bike legislation advocated by this organization. More information about contacting your legislators can be found here.
- Attend advocacy events like BikeTexas Cyclists in Suits, League of American Bicyclists National Bike Summit, and International Mountain Bike Association 24 Hours of IMBA. Meet with other bicycle advocates and increase the impact of your legislative visit exponentially.
- Provide BikeTexas with your email address and we'll send you Action Alerts when we urgently need you to contact your legislators or submitt testimony for Committee hearings.
- Subscribe to the BikeTexas Today eNewsletter email list.
- Spread the word about BikeTexas. Tell your friends about us and our programs. Encourage them to purchase a BikeTexas sponsored License Plate to support bicycle safety education in Texas and advocate for cyclists' rights while driving.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 David Boyd, native Houstonian and avid mountain bike racer, died on September 3, 2008 in a climbing accident in Colorado. He was 47 years old. Dave was a radiologist, practicing in northwest Houston, and a dedicated outdoorsman. He founded and was captain of the M.O.A.T adventure racing team and competed in mountain […]
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Heidi was born February 12, 1980 in Dallas, TX to Hugh and Janice Inman. Heidi graduated from Midlothian High School in 1998, where she was a cheerleader and avid tennis player. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2002. She met her husband, Jimmy, the […]
Monday, September 17, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Iris Stagner, a member of the BikeTexas family. She worked as an administrator in Palo Pinto County and was a mother, wife, BikeTexas board member, friend, state leader in promoting bicycle safety and education, and avid bicycle racer. Iris was […]
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 The many friends of Paul have put together a collection of memorable and hilarious stories about this icon in West Texas Cycling. You can download the Word document here Paul Nichols of Levelland passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the age of 72. He was born June 6, 1940 in […]
Monday, January 7, 2013 Bob Pharr died Monday after being struck by an SUV while he rode his bicycle. (Image from the news article reporting Mr. Pharr’s death.) Bob Pfarr Jr was a competivie cyclist for 53 years. He first started competivie racing in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He held both a Competition and Coaching license from […]
County Courthouse Square, Edinburg, TX A walking and biking event for all ages held in conjunction with Edinburg’s Market Days more info at: http://www.hcmpo.org/new.html
About 150 state senators, representatives, spouses and legislative staff donned helmets and mounted bicycles just past dawn in front of the Alamo on the morning of Thursday, August 11, 2011 as they prepared to participate in the 7th annual NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride, The ride was co-hosted by Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), Representative Linda Harper-Brown […]
On May 5, Representatives from California and Ohio introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, which would require state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to write and adopt Complete Streets policies to apply to projects using federal funding. The bill is H.R. 1780. Currently, no Texas members of Congress are […]
The Superintendent of the Texas State Cemetery attempted to ban cyclists from riding through the scenic cemetery. Although there was no explicit reference to bicycles in HB 2091, the bill analysis cited problems the cemetery has had with “an increase in bicycle traffic, which some claim has led to disruptions of tours, ceremonies, and other […]
We couldn’t have gotten as far as we did without help from the Partnership for a Healthy Texas, the AARP, transit authorities and other groups (click here for a full list). BikeTexas’ Executive Director, Robin Stallings, is on the steering committee for the Partnership, which is an association of health-related organizations that crusade against obesity […]