People for Bikes launches at the Bike Summit
March 10, 2010
Imagine one million people speaking out for bicycling with a united, powerful voice.
Last night, at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, Bikes Belong officially launched peopleforbikes.org– a brand-new initiative to put more people on bikes more often.
We're collecting one million names in support of a better future for biking – one that's safer, more convenient, and more appealing for everyone. And we're giving people the tools to support pro-bike policies and spread the joy of bicycling in their own communities.
At this very early stage, the peopleforbikes.org movement will depend heavily on support from bicycle advocates, enthusiasts, and leaders like you. Please take a moment to visit our website and become one of the first to sign our pledge:
Every day, millions of Americans ride for their health, for the environment, for their communities, and for the pure joy of bicycling. But until now, only a fraction of riders have stood up to help improve bicycling in America.
Peopleforbikes.org is going to change all that. We'll build on the expert work of existing bike advocacy groups – our partners – to develop a powerful movement with the clout and influence to get things done. That means promoting bike-riding on an individual level, but also sending a unified message to our elected leaders, the media, and the public that bicycling should have their full support.
Though peopleforbikes.org is already up and running, we're planning a broader public launch to coincide with the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in April. Right now, your support is essential to launch and grow this effort.
After all, life is better when it's experienced on two wheels. You and I know this – and now we can take this message to millions of people across the country.
Executive Director, Bikes Belong Coalition