Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol April 10th - Join us!

Bicycle & Pedestrian Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City is April 10th--coming up soon.

>>> Register - volunteer - and/or bring a display for your business or organization at Capitol Day here

This year we have a new governor, new administration, and many new legislators who need to be educated about the importance of bicycling, walking, and trails to Missouri.  Your personal visits at Capitol Day are by far the best way to do this.

We and our partners across Missouri are working on many important legislative issues this year, including:

  • Several bills that will impact the future of the Rock Island Trail
  • Will Missouri state transportation funding include bicycling, walking, and trails along with other transportation modes?
  • Distracted driving & texting while driving
  • More

Thankfully we haven't had any bills in 2017 allowing ATVs on the Katy Trail, requiring bicyclists to carry 15 foot tall flags, banning bicyclists from various Missouri roads, and other such bad news bills we have seen over the past several years.

But we all know that such bills are always just a step away from being introduced, and it is your outreach and personal contact to your elected representatives that keeps these bad bills at bay - and helps us generate support for positive bills.

Bring a display

Your organization, group, or business can bring a display. It helps make Capitol Day more fun and helps educate our leaders, legislators, and staff about the diversity and breadth of bicycling, walking, trails, and outdoor recreation users across Missouri.

>>> Sign up for your Capitol Day display for your business or organization when you register for Capitol Day here

Help! Volunteers needed . . .

It takes many great volunteers to make Capitol Day a success.

Help run the registration table, deliver legislative packets, take photos, help support the annual Legislators Bicycle Ride.  Volunteering is easy and fun--and you can take time to participate in Capitol Day activities and visit your own legislators alongside your volunteer work.

>>> Sign up to volunteer during Capitol Day here

Annual Legislators Bicycle Ride

A fun part of Capitol Day is our annual Bicycle Ride with Legislators.  Bring your bike and join the fun.  Displays & exhibits starting at 11:30am, riders gather at 12:30pm, ride departs 1pm.

Full schedule of events and instructions for participants on our Capitol Day page.

Hope to see you April 10th in Jefferson City!

 

Working to create better, safer places to bicycle and walk, create a more complete and connected statewide trail system, improve safety for all road users, and represent Missouri who walk, bicycle, and use trails are all important components of our Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri. Our work with legislators and state leaders at Capitol Day is one of the most important ways we help advance our Vision.

Your ongoing membership and generous financial support help turn our Vision into reality!

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