The First Ever Bike Your Park Day is This Weekend - Saturday, September 24!
Explore your parks and public lands by bicycle with thousands of people across the country on the same day. Bring your friends and family and help them discover the bicycling opportunities in your backyard. Join the celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial, Adventure Cycling's 40th, and National Public Lands Day, a free entrance day in some parks.
Share your photos and short videos from Bike Your Park Day and leading up to Bike Your Park Day on social media using these hashtags: #BikeYourPark #FindYourPark #AdventureCycling.
Recently, hundreds of people from all over the U.S. and around the world visited Missoula, Montana, the home of Adventure Cycling’s headquarters, to participate in the Montana Bicycle Celebration, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial and the completion of the Bitterroot Trail with bike rides, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, bicycle expo, social events, music, art, film and friends. Visitors included 1976 Bikecentennial cyclists, Adventure Cycling members, representatives from the bicycle industry, and bike travel enthusiasts.
Photo credit: Tom Robertson, MN
2017 NATIONAL WALKING SUMMIT
St. Paul, Minnesota
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce The theme of the 2017 National Walking Summit: “Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability.” The conference will explore how walking and walkability create engaged, thriving, and inclusive communities for all members. Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms.
Join APBP for the second webinar in the suburban context series, with this session focusing on pedestrians and bicyclists. Experts from Toole Design Group will present on a variety of issues surrounding this topic.
Photo credit: Lorie Miller, Brampton, Ontario
FUNDING ALERT FOR MEMBERS IN THE U.S.
By September 30:
If your state has unspent (aka “orphaned”) funds that were originally earmarked before Sept. 30, 2005 for specific projects, then pay close attention to FHWA’s guidance about repurposing those funds.
Approximately $2 billion is at stake!
Visit the FHWA website to see if your state has funds available.
Several of APBP’s allied groups are working with their members and followers to make sure these funds go to bicycle and pedestrian projects.