Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Donations Needed

We are working hard to spread our message and gain new membership. To do this, we will be printing brochures to mail and display in local businesses. Each Board Member has contributed their own funds to make this possible, yet we still need your help. Consider donating $10, $15, or $25.00 today to enable us to promote walking and bicycling in Berks County.

We sought bids from eight different local printing companies, as well as from large chain businesses, and we have found the lowest cost, by far. We can purchase 500 copies of a tri-fold, full color brochure for $280.00.

If just 11 donors gift $25.00 each -- we will be able to continue the work we've begun. To learn more about what we have accomplished: please some time to browse this blog. With very little funding, we've done some fantastic work towards promoting and improving cycling and walking in our communities. Please help us grow and educate others with your financial gift today. We cannot be successful county-wide without your help.


BIKES on BARTA -- Announced TODAY!

Bike racks will be installed on five Reading buses
From our news staff
In the next few months, some BARTA users will be able to take public transportation and ride their bikes. BARTA is installing bike racks on five of its buses, which will allow riders to store their bikes while traveling. The racks are similar to ones on buses in larger cities such as Philadelphia. Each rack holds two bikes.BARTA is spending $3,200 to buy and install the racks.

To read the full Reading Eagle Article, go to: http://www.readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=107887.

What else are we doing? INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY -- October 8, 2008

Next Wednesday, several leaders will join us to Walk to School with Mount Penn Elementary Center as we promote Safe Routes to School, including:

Senator O'Pake
Congressman Gerlach
Commissioner Leinbach
Representative Santoni
Mayor Nowotarski

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