Bicycle Friendly Communities workshops May 21-22

You are invited to make your community friendlier for bicycling.

The League of American Bicyclists in conjunction with the cities of Kansas City, Missouri, and Shawnee, Kansas, are holding a Bicycle Friendly Evening May 21st & Bicycle Friendly Workshop May 22nd.

These events are designed to get communities off and running with the national Bicycle Friendly Communities program.

I hope you will consider attending and also spread the word among those in your area who may be interested. This is a great opportunity for interested citizens or advocates and for city officials or planners who would like to move their cities towards Bicycle Friendly City status.

MoBikeFed has ambitious goals for Missouri. Right now we have no Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri (though Springfield received Honorable Mentioned when it applied a few years ago).

Our goal within the next 5 years is:

5 Bronze Level and 1 Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri, and 5 additional communities working towards Bronze Level

Long term, we would like to see 30 or more Bicycle Friendly Communities in Missouri.

Here is your chance to start on the path to make YOUR city or town one of those communities:

On May 21st from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., join us for a Bicycle Friendly Evening. This event is free and open to the public. Communities in the Kansas City region are invited to enjoy the benefits of cleaner air, reduced traffic and improved public health. Join us for a conversation about how we can create safe routes for cycling and encourage residents to bike for transportation, fitness and fun. Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists and Rebecca Anderson, Advocacy Director for Trek will be speaking on creating a bicycle-friendly Kansas City region. It will take place at the Old Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Dr. in Shawnee. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP / Questions: Email: ewaterman@marc.org; Phone: 816/474-4240

On May 22nd Andy Clarke will lead a Bicycle Friendly Workshop for the Kansas City Region. Trek’s advocacy director, Rebecca Anderson will also speak on building Bicycle Friendly Communities. Elected officials and city staff from the region are invited to participate. This session will take place from 8:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Old Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Dr. in Shawnee The charge is $45 and registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Online registration is at www.marc.org/gti or call 816/701-8234

Sincerely,

Bill Nesper
Director, Bicycle Friendly Community Program
www.bikeleague.org
bill@bikeleague.org