Bike to the Capitol
JOIN US AS HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS SHOW BICYCLING IS IMPORTANT TO PENNSYLVANIANS BY BIKING TO THE CAPITOL.
When: May 5, 2009
8:30 AM: Assemble At Farm Show Building
9:00 AM: Ride to Capitol
10:00 AM: Rally at Capitol (Third & State Streets)
Why: To promote Bike Month and influence policymakers
Contact: 610.779.9702 or sign up online
Your help is needed to make a difference for bicycling in Pennsylvania . We need a show of force in Harrisburg May 5th, 2009 to demonstrate bicyclists' interest and concern from all sections of the state. When we unite to ride and speak together, we will make a difference.
Bike to the Capitol - Ride and Rally
Register Online Now.
Assemble for Short Bike Ride to the Capitol.
Join PA Legislators and Executive Officers as they support Bike Month and bicycling in Pennsylvania.
Educate our legislators about bicyclists' issues.
Gain more support for pro-cyclist legislation, HB 1110 and SB776. (38 House sponsors, there are 203 Representatives; 15 Senate sponsors, there are 50 Senators). You can review the legislation on the General Assembly's website.
After the Bike and Ride Rally
Meet with your Representative and Senator to explain the importance of legislation to require motorists to provide a safe passing distance and share why bicycling is important to you. Use the Meeting Feedback Form that is provided.
Please dress in business attire if you are meeting with the General Assembly. If you are using your bike as transportation to the Capitol something a bit less formal may be necessary, but please don't wear cleats or form-fitting bike clothing (or shorts). We've been told by many in the know that a professional appearance is imperative when meeting with elected officials and their staff.
Attend the Bicyclists' Forum presented by Bicycle Access Council that will be held in the nearby Keystone Building , PUC Hearing Room #3 located on the Plaza Level at 1:15 PM.
If you can't attend the Bike Ride and Rally, you can still help bring bicycling issues to the forefront in Pennsylvania. Please:
Contact your Representative and Senator and tell them that it is important to you that they attend the Rally in support of bicycling in Pennsylvania on May 5th. Email, Phone, or Fax. This will take just a few minutes.
Meet with your Representative and Senator in their district offices and ask them to support HB1110 or SB776 and explain why this legislation is necessary and why bicycling is important to you. Complete the Meeting Feedback form and mail to: PO Box 6795 , Wyomissing , PA 19610 .
Thank them for their support of issues important to you if they are already co-sponsors.
Rain or Shine, we can show how much we care about the importance of bicycling in Pennsylvania by Rallying on May 5.
Register today so we can better prepare.
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