May is National Bike Month and we’re offering a free lunchtime Bicycle Commuting 101 seminar with League of American Bicyclist certified bicycling instructor Liz McNett Crowl on Tuesday May 15 at 12 noon in Co-op Room 309,to help you get geared up for Bike to Work Day,on Friday May 18.
Speaking of Bike to Work Day –stop by the co-op on your bikecommute and enjoy free coffee and bananas at our Celebration Station in the morning (7:30-9am) and in the afternoon on the bike home (4:30-6pm) pick up a coupon for a free ice cream cone!
Bicycle Alliance is doing some great work in communities all around Washington –including here in Skagit. Their Safe Routes to School and Go By Bike programs lose federal grant funding in September.
Recent Bicycle Alliance successes include:
1. With community partners we secured $2.25 million in additional funding for Safe Routes to School;
2. In more than 31 school districts and 4 colleges we trained teachers and parents who will teach bicycling safety to over 20,000 elementary,high school,and college students;
3. Leading a diverse coalition of 35 organizations,we introduced bipartisan legislation unanimously passed by the House that allows cities and towns to reduce speed limits. Next legislative session we’ll work with the Senate to ensure the bill becomes law.