Passionate about making Michigan a better place for bicycling? Want drivers to give you five feet as they pass? Help us enact a safe passing provision and other bicycle-friendly policies by joining us at the State Capitol for the 2015 Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day on Wednesday May 20th.
Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity for road cyclists and trail users of all abilities – casual riders and die-hards alike – to speak with one voice to help make Michigan bicycling better. Hosted by the League of Michigan Bicyclists in partnership with the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association, and PEAC, this collaborative effort brings supporters of all four organizations together to educate legislators on key policy issues that facilitate a more bicycle-friendly Michigan.
Registration is now open at www.LMB.org/advocacyday
Past Advocacy Day events have played a major role in advancing Michigan bicycling, including the adoption of Complete Streets legislation that ensures the needs of bicyclists are considered in future transportation projects.
Likewise, Advocacy Day participants led the charge last year for the adoption of the Nathan Bower Act, requiring driver’s education to put a greater emphasis on bicycle and motorcycle awareness. The fact that this law passed with overwhelming bipartisan support is a testament to those that engaged in creating change through our lobby day.
If it wasn't for your support, we certainly could not have successfully fended off attacks on bicyclist’s rights to use Michigan roads this past year or brought legislation to Governor Snyder’s desk to update and promote quality trail development and operation across Michigan!
To build on these successes, help us amplify our voice as we build support for a safe passing law and other bicycle-friendly initiatives on May 20th. Please make an investment in making Michigan bicycling better by registering today.
Registration for Advocacy Day is $15 and includes lunch. Please register ASAP so we have ample time to schedule legislative visits on your behalf.
We’ll prepare you with everything you need to know to effectively push for better laws prior to the event, but please take a moment to register yourself today and start thinking about who’s going to be in your bike advocacy carpool to Lansing on May 20th.