Between now and December 9, you can join (or renew your membership in) Bike Delaware for only $25.
We need your active support as a member of Bike Delaware. It is a fact of our democracy that people need to organize in order to be heard by government. Gun owners are a powerful constituency in this country but only because they are organized by the National Rifle Association. The same goes for retired people whose concerns are always front and center in policy discussions because the American Association of Retired Persons keeps them there. Bicyclists need the same sort of effective and organized representation.
Earlier this year at the National Bike Summit, the Alliance for Biking and Walking gave Bike Delaware its “Winning Campaign of the Year” award for our “Walkable Bikeable Delaware” campaign. Out of every city and state in the country, the Alliance chose Walkable Bikeable Delaware as the single most effective new campaign. Walkable Bikeable Delaware is not focused on words. It’s not focused on happy assurances or promises. It’s focused on money, and since the campaign started, over $26 million dollars in state and federal funds have been authorized for cycling projects. In terms of a per capita commitment of money, no other state in the country even comes close.
By joining with other cyclists in Bike Delaware, you are fundng an organized, unified and powerful voice for bicycling. We have shown – with over $26 millions dollars dedicated to cycling projects in two years how powerful – how irresistible, in fact – we are when we are unified, organized and focused. If you want more of that, please help us by renewing your membership in Bike Delaware, or by becoming a member of Bike Delaware for the first time, today.