50 Days Til the Big Event!
Are you ready? Are you registered?
|The motto for the National Bike Summit |
this year. Read a report further below
about the NBS by our new Secretary of
the Board, Lacey Nickell.
Our very simple online form is very easy. You don't have to have all of your details to register; just provide what you have now to get your event in our database. Email updates to Tim Potter, Webmaster, when you have them firmed up.
Here are 2015 listings at this point vs 2014:
New/ Updated Organizer Resources
We're happy to announce the official 2015 poster (or flyer) for the Ride of Silence! Our organizer for the Sacramento, California event, Sonya Lovine and friend Angela of Billings Art, submitted their poster for our contest (announced last fall) and we've selected it and provide it here for you to download and modify to help promote your events. Some basic instructions: Download the file and open with the latest version of Adobe Reader or Acrobat. For the text in the text boxes/fields (we've made those pretty obvious if you read the text) - the PDF allows for rich text. This means the easiest way for you to change the font, size, lower or uppercase, etc., is to go into Microsoft Word, type your text...then format it how you want (center it, change font, change size, etc.)...copy that text...and then paste it into the PDF form field. So, you can use whatever size font you want to use depending on how much text you are trying to squeeze in. More questions? Email the webmaster.
Get the word out about your Event via Web Calendars:
Cycling Clubs and Organizations:
...which the health clubs could run during the spin class on their audio-visual equipment. Please email RoS VP Mark Hagar if you have questions on how to approach your local health clubs.
by Lacey Nickell, Secretary of the RoS Board
Using data from these collisions give insight to where problem areas are in every city. I was able to meet with several Ride of Silence organizers from around the country. It was great to connect with so many new faces and organizations along with talking about what is happening with the Ride of Silence. Among the many people I was able to meet was the League of American Bicyclist Women Bike Manager, Liz Cornish Jones. I was very excited to find out she was a fellow Okie, just as me. We met up for coffee and had a really great conversation about the future of Ride of Silence and are hopeful for more involvement with the League of American Bicyclist.
|Was very grateful to be able to stay |
with Ride of Silence supporter Ann
Swain who has graciously hosted
RoS Founder Chris Phelan and
Tim Potter in the past as well.
Learn about strategies for building up powerful networks to support one another in advancing your careers. This session we will hear from women working to construct networks that focus on powerbrokering, mentoring, and recognition.
We’re All Advocates: Stories of Change from Inside the Peloton
Hear from women at all levels of professional racing about their experience with gender equity issues in racing. They will share their advocacy work in the racing world, and how it carries over into their communities.
Advocacy Leadership Institute
How do you empower passionate volunteers to effectively organize in their communities and advocate for better bike plans, effective policies and safer infrastructure? In 2011, the Cascade Bicycle Club created its Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI), a program that has given graduates the tools to start new bicycling organizations, be featured in national news outlets, serve on bike advisory boards and even manage Puget Sound Cycle Share.
Bringing Bike Advocacy to the People
This session brings together big thinkers who are bringing bicycling advocacy to the people where they are and incorporating it into our everyday lives: in public libraries, bike shops, and our daily errands.
What is Vision Zero and How Do We Get There?
Cities and towns across the United States face common challenges and shared trends — growing populations that are increasingly diverse, governments that need to do more with less and a growing public interest in and support for bicycle-friendly and walkable neighborhoods. In 2014, The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition launched a Vision Zero Campaign, calling for a reduction of all traffic deaths to zero in 10 years. In this session, Leah Shahum, will lead a discussion on Vision Zero as an ambitious concept that isn’t just about policy, but also a dramatic shift in our mindset about mobility, design and our public spaces. Read the full interview with Shahum.