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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Riding for Fun and Advocacy

All bike rides have something in common:  they take place on public roads, highways and trails in our state.  Making sure these roads and trails stay open and safe for bicyclists of all kinds is an important part of the mission of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

Many bike clubs and event rides support our work with a per rider contribution to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.  When you participate in these rides, you also support our efforts!

Ride contributions helped the Bike Alliance to:

  • incorporate bike and pedestrian share the road information into all driver's education curriculum,
  • rally support for a bill that makes texting and talking on a handheld cell phone a primary offense,
  • pass a law that requires all new traffic signals installed to be capable of being triggered by bicycles and motorcycles,
  • establish and implement a Safe Routes to School program statewide,
  • stop varied efforts to eliminate funding for bike and trail projects,
  • And much more!
 As you plan your summer rides, be sure to check our Rides Calendar and include a ride or two or three that support our advocacy efforts.  You'll reap multiple benefits!

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