Friday, May 14, 2010

Consider Biking Newsletter - May 14, 2010

The latest from Consider Biking, just in time for next week's big bike events and most importantly including Wednesday's Ride of Silence!
Mayor speaking
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Consider Biking Activity Update

May 14, 2010 


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Join Mayor "Bikin' Mike" Coleman, ODOT Director Jolene Molitoris, members of Columbus City Council, the Columbus Foundation and Consider Biking for our 3rd Annual Bike to Work Launch and Cycling CEO Challenge on May 17th!  Ride with dozens of area CEOs as they champion the pedaling revolution! Let's draw a huge crowd and demonstrate why it's important for our business leaders to make accommodations for cycle commuters!

Monday May 17th
7:30 a.m. - OSU Gateway South - High Street Share the Road Campaign Join Mayor "Bikin' Mike" Coleman and ODOT Director Molitoris, as they unveil more bicycling improvements for central Ohio.  Free Coffee provided at the Gateway.
8:00 a.m. - "CEO Challenge" Cycling Convoy w/ Mayor Coleman from OSU to Ohio Statehouse for Kick-off Event - Ride with over 70 of your business leaders as they champion the pedaling revolution! Let's draw a huge crowd and demonstrate why it's important for our business leaders to make accommodations for cycle commuters!
7:30 - 8:30 Bike to Work Kickoff Event on Statehouse West Lawn - Free coffee, food, music, and cycling displays will be available from 7:30 am until we await the arrival of Mayor Coleman to begin the program at 8:30.
We'll unveil our bold "2 by 2012" Mode Shift program which will work within Columbus' major workplaces to encourage and incentivize active transportation. With the support of our corporate and civic leadership, we will demonstrate that there is a direct relationship between increased levels of active transportation and/or bicycling (in any form) and the economic competitiveness of our businesses and community.! 

7th Annual Ride of Silence

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ride of silenceThis event jump started our advocacy work 7 years ago! Consider Biking hosts one of the original (and 2nd largest!) Ride of Silence events in the country. Help us send a message that bicyclists should be respected on our roadways.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:00 pm  (assemble at 6:30-6:45)
Ohio Statehouse - South side
Downtown Columbus, OH
Purpose
The Ride of Silence is a slow group ride of 12 miles, akin to a funeral procession, in total silence. The ride is a safe, responsible, professional and mature response to the aggressiveness, intimidation, and carnage that cyclists face on the roads we ride.

BikeColumbus Festival - July 16/17 & August 1

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bikecolumbusConsider Biking is excited to partner with the Mayor "Bikin' MIke" Coleman, the City of Columbus, the Institute for Active Living and numerous other organizations to present a weekend festival on Friday, July 16 - Saturday, July 17, and Sunday August 1, 2010. We are excited to build a festival that brings together multiple bicycling endeavors, will focuses attention on the bicycling, and raise funds and resources for bicycling-related projects and efforts.
We look forward to showcasing bicycling and our pedaling revolution in a new and exciting way in 2010. Stay tuned.....
We'll have a dedicated website for all the detailed information and registration proccess.www.bikecolumbusfestival.com
Contact Information

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Facebook - Facebook Page
Twitter - Considerbikeoh
Executive Director, Jeff Stephens - jeff@considerbiking.org 614-579-1127


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People, not speed.

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