Monday, January 3, 2011

Iowa Bike Summit, Anyone?

Happy New Year!  Are you ready for 2011?  Kurt G. keeps sayng that "2011 is going to be the Year of the Bike for Omaha," and I believe it!  Make a resolution to plug in and help us on our quest to make Omaha the bicycle friendly city we know it can be.

First up on the list of opportunities:  The Iowa Bike Summit.  It's being held in Des Moines on January 28-29 (Fri/Sat).  There are a couple of us that have expressed an interest in leaving at 0'dark thirty on the 29th and going for Saturday's session ... the more, the merrier!  It will be a great chance to learn about what our friends in Iowa have going on, to see how their state bike coalition operates, and to network with other advocates.

American BicyclistWe'll make sure to have this on the agenda at the Omaha Bikes meeting on January 11.  In the mean time, check out the website and save the date on your calendar if you are interested in going.

On a side note: the Omaha contingent is shaping up for the League of American Bicyclist's National Bike Summit.  We'll be out in Washington in March attending the conference and meeting with our Congressional representatives.  If anyone has interest in joining us, please contact Julie.  jharris (at) activateomaha (dot) org.

1 comment:

AOJules said...

Update: Registration is $35 and goes up to $50 after Friday 1/7. Looks like we'll have enough for at least one carpool vehicle, so let us know if you want to join in the fun! :)