Representative Geist addressing the crowd at the 2010 PA Walks and Bikes Summit
PA Walks and Bikes Summit May 4
Every year, PA Walks and Bikes brings together pedestrian and bicycle advocates, coalition partners, and other friends to gather at the State Capital.
We have one essential purpose: to show Harrisburg that having safe and convenient places for walking and bicycling are essential for Pennsylvania’s communities.
WHAT: Join walking and biking advocates, enthusiasts, and industry professionals for a day of networking and advocacy at our state capitol. The day’s events will include:
- A group walk and ride to the Capitol step where we will rally for support for bicycle and pedestrian friendly policies.
- Luncheon presentation by Jeff Peel of the League of American Bicyclists followed by a discussion of how to improve Pennsylvania’s bicycle friendly state ranking.
- Meetings with members of the General Assembly to discuss the specific changes that are needed to improve walking and biking opportunities in the state. PA Walks and Bikes can assist you by scheduling the meetings with your elected official’s office.
- If one-on-one meetings do not appeal to you, you can assist with our literature blitz to the offices of every single member of the General Assembly.
WHEN: The Summit will take place on May 4, 2011 beginning at 9:00 AM. Formal events will conclude by 2:00 with legislative meetings continuing based on the availability of elected officials.
WHERE: Summit participants will gather on City Island in Harrisburg to initiate the event with a short walk and ride to the Capitol. Bicycle rentals are available.
DETAILS: The cost for full summit participation is $20, including lunch. Participation in the ride and rally alone is free.
Visit the event website at http://www.pawalksandbikes.org/summit/ for travel information, registration, and additional details as they develop.