Ten years ago, the first National Bike Summit brought just over 100 advocates and industry leaders to Washington, D.C. This year, the League of American Bicyclists expects closer to 1,000 participants, and the impact will be overwhelming. Congress and our Federal agencies will be setting national targets and goals for 2020. They will be writing transportation, climate, health care, natural resources and other critical pieces of legislation that will shape our future. Bicycling must be prominently featured in these important pieces of legislation, documents, funding streams and programs.
Bike Delaware will be there. We will be joining hundreds of fellow advocacy organizations from around the U.S, speaking up for bicycling on the national level. We will be helping the League of American Bicyclists celebrate 10 years of progress, while propelling us into our best decade yet. This includes walking the halls of Congress and visiting our elected representatives on March 11. We’ll be asking them to support the Active Community Transportation Act, as well as federal transportation, climate change, and other initiatives that will get more people on bikes more often. If you would like to join us, please send us an email with your contact information. This day involves traveling down to Washington DC, meeting up with our team around 9 am on the House side, walking around to offices most of the day, and ending up at a reception on the Senate side around 4 pm.