May 24, 2013
Today is the second day of the match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) and the last day of club week. Donate before midnight (MDT) to help us meet the match and you'll be entered to win a set of handmade bicycle accessories by Hans Bagworks.*
We spoke with ACTC's Lynn Repetskey about the growth of the cycling movement.
"I'm excited to see the use of web and social media to enable cyclists to collect information for things like safe routes, events, tours, places to stay, etc. I'm also glad to see the continued interest in walkable/bikeable communities in urban areas. And the Amgen Tour of California is coming through San Jose today!
"In five years, members of ACTC would like to see bicycling elevated to a status where it is considered a serious transportation option in all communities. To so this, bicycle parking options must be part of planning and development. They would like to see cycling safety education as part of the school curriculum as well as part of drivers education in all communities and states.
"We're happy to see cycling communities continue to grow and develop so they promote cycling safety and community."
Donate today to meet the $1,000 match challenge from the Almaden Cycle Touring Club and win a set of handmade bicycle accessories from Hans Bagworks.*
Photos courtesy of Almaden Cycle Touring Club and Hans Bagworks
The 2013 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2013. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.
Campaign business sponsors include Bikeflights.com, BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., Ortlieb, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, and TeamEstrogen.com. Bicycle club sponsors include Cascade Bicycle Club. In-kind sponsors include Bikeflights.com, Cygolite, Hans Bagworks, J&B Importers, Nutcase, Ortlieb, and Osprey Packs.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.
*No purchase necessary. See the sidebar of the campaign page for full sweepstakes details.