YOU can make the difference on Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day!!

2013-Advocacy-Day-logo_225pixelsNow in its eighth year, the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day offers a chance for all bicycle-related groups and advocates to unite together with the common goal of making positive changes for Michigan’s bicycling conditions, including on-road and off-road facilities, safety initiatives, and law enforcement . This year’s event on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8 – 2 p.m. is hosted by the League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association, and the Program to Educate All Cyclists. It is a major opportunity to have a big impact on issues that can affect your enjoyment of your sport and active lifestyle.

The event starts with an optional bike parade down Michigan Avenue, Michigan’s “Main Street”, from Michigan State University to the State Capitol, follows with an update on the latest policy issues and the important opportunity to meet with legislators, and then ends with a nutritious and delicious lunch. There is even a post-event bike ride around the Capitol area for those who can stay a little longer to enjoy the day.

Nothing helps more to make positive policy changes than having bicyclists show up from across the state to show how much they care about these issues. Talking to legislators is easier than you think, you will be paired with others for your visits, and the result is you will feel inspired from being engaged in the Michigan democratic process by giving input on issues that are near and dear to your heart. It is an enjoyable day, and you will receive abundant gratitude from your Michigan bicycling organizations for playing an ESSENTIAL role in shaping bicycle policy. For more information and to register see the attached flier.