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by Ruth Kaser for NE Ohio Tidbits for Cyclers

The PeopleforBikes Team shared the following update:

“A bill to ban bike riding on roads without shoulders in Montana. Proposals to make bike registration mandatory in Wyoming, Vermont, Massachusetts and Montana. A legislative push to require a special permit to simply pedal in any Minnesota bike lane.

2017 could already be labeled ‘The Year of Bad Bike Bills.’ Fortunately, none of these misguided bills have become law—at least so far. State and local bike advocacy groups have been vigilant. You, and thousands of other PeopleForBikes supporters have helped by weighing in with your elected officials.

PeopleForBikes staff is monitoring U.S. Congress and all 50 state legislatures. We’ll always have your back.

Today, there’s one easy way you can help squash these bills and make the voice of bike riders even stronger and more effective: Ask one friend to join PeopleForBikes. Membership is free.”

What is PeopleForBikes you may ask? 

Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Their foundation houses their major programs where they engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors.They provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through their financial, community and communication resources. 

North East Ohio has been the recipient of multiple Community Grants. The Get Local Map is of grants recipients in our area, local bike shops and where Ohio stands among the 50 states in bicycling.

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