In honor of National Bike Month, the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is pleased to join with the League of Michigan Bicyclists, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association and MSU Bikes in sponsoring the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 23rd at the State Capitol.
The event starts with a bike rally from Michigan State University down Michigan Avenue to the State Capitol, followed by visits with state legislators, and ends with lunch on the Capitol lawn. Along with meeting bicycle enthusiasts from the area, you’ll also learn about issues which affect Michigan’s status as a bicycle-friendly state. This year the focus will be on:
- Protecting Vulnerable Roadway Users – Enhanced penalties for injuring cyclists
- Revising the Bicyclist Right Turn Signal – Make extended right arm legal in Michigan
- Supporting Bikes on Trains – Roll on bike service for Michigan trains
- Supporting a Michigan Trails and Greenways license plate
- Opposing efforts to eliminate the Michigan Complete Streets Advisory Council
- Opposing efforts to eliminate dedicated nonmotorized funding
- Opposing “Right to Ride” legislation, elevating equestrian trail users above all other user groups on trails
Registration for Advocacy Day is $10 and includes lunch. Please register as soon as possible on the League of Michigan Bicyclists‘ website, www.lmb.org so that prearranged meetings with both your State Representative and Senator can be set up.
Don’t miss this chance to cycle through Lansing and make a difference for bicyclists across the state!