National Bike Summit

Registration for the National Bike Summit, March 16-18th, is now open.

The summit is a really worthwhile event which I encourage you to attend.

The program is 2 days of sessions and speakers on legislative priorities and
notable projects and programs which we can use as models, and 1 day on
Capital Hill meeting with our congressional delegation to talk about the
issues which are important to bicyclists and pedestrians, and the federal
programs which are essential in the effort to build safe streets and healthy

Even if you can\'t make the whole conference, I encourage you to join us on
Thursday when we meet with Maryland\'s members of Congress to talk about
local priorities.

As a special incentive, the first 125 people to register before Dec. 31 not
only get an early bird registration price, but could win a refund and other
valuable prizes. So sign up early and save.

Details and registration online at:

Let me know if you have questions about the Bike Summit, or if I can help
convince you of the importance of this effort in DC.


Mark Counselman
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Baltimore Critical Mass Bike Ride

The next Critical Mass is 10/29. Let's keep the momentum for bicycles going! Last September's ride was arguably the best ever. Let's see if we can top it again with our annual Halloween bike vibe.

As always, CM meets near Charles and Redwood streets. We start to gather at 5:30 p.m. We typically start a little after 6:00 p.m.

btw, Beth W. has made a pretty kick-ass flyer. Interested parties should contact her to get copies of it to spread around town.

Also, on the flyer she lists a "surprise destination" and a "11 p.m. dance masquerade". Sounds pretty mysterious. I'm sure the people who are planning these CM-related activities could use some more help putting it all together. So, don't be shy lending a hand.

finally, don't forget the 'Reclaim the Streets' event coming on election day (Nov. 2). It should be a good time for all.

cheers, Scott

Reclaim the Streets, Nov. 2nd:

September's Critical Mass ride:

for nostalgia...remembering last January's CM:

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Video cameos about bike advocacy


I am getting people to make statements about bike advocacy to a video camera
at the light street cycle shop. The end result should be a series of statements by a large and
extremely varied group of people strung together to impress our city
representatives as to the support bicycle issues have.

nyone interested in giving a \"testimonial\" is welcome to do so.

I haven\'t made the necessary appointments with the city yet, but that is
usually not as hard or time consuming as gathering statements.

All are welcome to express intelligible, truthful, and sincere opinions on
this issue...............

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