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Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00
Since 2001, there's one thing legislators can count on every session: getting a visit and a bike pin on Cyclists in Suits Day.
Through the years, hundreds of Texans who ride bikes have made the trek to Austin to speak to legislators about bills that are important to have passed-- or bills that need to be voted down, like SB 238 in 2001. Our recap of the legislature that year:
Stopped Senate Bill 238, anti-bike legislation, from passing through the Texas Legislature, whereupon Texas State Senator Jeff Wentworth fully acknowledged the power of the Texas bicycle lobby to the press.
"He has received more calls, letters, and emails from his constituents on SB 238 than any other bill he has introduced. The cycling lobby had done an effective job of networking."
-- Jan. 2001, San Antonio Express-News
(Senator Wentworth went on to become a friend to people who ride bikes, and introduced Senator Ellis' keynote address at TTAT 2012.)
Add your voice to the hundreds-- register for Cyclists in Suits 2015!
Photo: Poster for the first Cyclists in Suits on April 9, 2001.
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