Legislative Bike Rally in Harrisburg on May 5th
WE NEED YOU!
Imagine: Hundreds of bicycles on the stairs of our state capitol building in Harrisburg to promote Bike Month, support bicycle friendly legislation, and to demonstrate our desire for better biking in Pennsylvania.
Please come to Harrisburg on May 5th to attend the Legislative Bike Rally and Press Conference 10AM at the Capitol Stairs to promote Bike Month & influence policymakers.
The event will feature resolutions in the House and Senate introduced respectively by Rep. Kessler and Senator O'Pake and a Proclamation signed by the Governor.
After the event we will be visiting our State representatives to advocate for safe passing legislation.
We are hoping that as many people as possible will be able to come out and ride their bikes to the event. The meeting point for the ride is the State Farm Show Complex at 230 N Cameron St at 8:30 a.m. (Driving Directions)
Amtrak offers quick and reasonably priced service to Harrisburg from 30th Street Station and Paoli. An express train leaves 30th St at 7:25AM and at Paoli at 7:51 arriving in Harrisburg at 9AM. Fare is $23 each way which is less than half the cost of service to NY or DC. The Train station is a ten minute walk from the Capitol.
Only folding bikes are allowed on Amtrak. If you bring one make sure you have this document on your person or in your smartphone in case a surly conductor questions you (that's another issue for another day).
This event is organized by the joint efforts of:
Representative Dave Kessler
Senator Michael O'Pake
Governor Ed Rendell
Lebanon Valley Bicycle Club
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
Bicycle Access Council