Bike Month 2013: Have your city or town officially declare May as Bike Month

Here is one way you can help move bicycling forward in Missouri that is both easy and effective:  Ask your city council member or mayor to issue a resolution or proclamation declaring May as Bicycle Month in your city or town--or county, church, business, social group or any other organization. 

Most of these proclamations and resolutions are made by a citizen simply contacting a city council member or the mayor, asking the city to make the proclamation or resolution, and including some sample text for the proclamation or resolution.

Here are some sample proclamations/resolutions that you can modify and adapt for your city and ask your city council member to issue the proclamation or pass the resolution:

You can include Bike Month, Bike to Work Week, Bike to Work Day, and/or Bike to School Day in your proclamation or resolution (the language from the samples above will work for any or all of those possibilities with some slight adjustment).

May is National Bicycle Month and Missouri Bicycle Month each year. Bike to Work Day is always the third Friday in May and Bike to Work Week is the week of Bike to Work Day.   Bike to School Day is the second Wednesday in May.

With National Bike Month just around the corner, it's a great way to get your community started supporting better, safer bicycling!

Special thanks to the League of American Bicyclists for using MoBikeFed's sample proclamation in their National Bike Month Guide. The Guide is loaded with helpful Bike Month resources like the sample proclamation--check it out.