April 13, 2011

Pledge Your Support for Better Bicycling at Peopleforbikes.org

Please see message from our friends at Bikes Belong Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. Bikes Belong awarded a planning grant to Brooklyn Greenway Initiative in 2009 and continues to be a strong supporter of the greenway.

“We’re all doing our part to make bicycling better in the U.S., whether it’s clearing brush from a local mountain bike trail or funding a new bike path in a community without one. Bikes Belong shares your commitment to safe, accessible, well-maintained bicycle facilities, and we were delighted to help your organization with the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway project in 2009. Now we’re asking for your help to spread the word about a campaign to promote better biking across the country.

A new movement – spearheaded by the Bikes Belong Foundation – called Peopleforbikes.org is working to make the vision of great paths, lanes and trails a reality. We have created a simple pledge of support for better bicycling in America and we’re working to get one million people to sign it. The goal is to establish a unified, powerful voice for bicycling that will show our elected leaders and the public that bicycling is important and should be promoted.

We at Bikes Belong encourage you to sign the pledge today and pass it along to your members, friends, and family to sign, too. It is quick, easy, and free, and it will help the future of bicycling. All we need is your name.

Here’s the link to sign the pledge: www.peopleforbikes.org/signpledge.  If you would like to include information on your organization’s webpage or in your newsletter, go to www.peopleforbikes.org/downloads for web banners and logos.

Nearly 200,000 people have already signed the pledge, including Lance Armstrong, Gary Fisher, and bike-friendly Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. We all know that life is better when it’s experienced on two wheels. Now let’s take this message to millions of people coast to coast.”