The 2009 National Bike Summit starts Tuesday, March 10 with hundreds of cycling and cyclist advocates in Washington DC to visit with Congresscritters and their aids, staffers, lackeys and hangers on.
The IMBA sent out a press release saying they’ll liveblog from the Bike Summit, but then they marvelously left out a key piece of information: Their Twitter username. Oops! After five seconds of investigative reporting, however, I’ve discovered the secret Twitter user is @IMBA_NBS, with Jenn Dice and Mark Eller hopefully providing other updates. The League of American Bicyclist will update from @bikesummit.
The hash tag for National Bike Summit updates is #NBS09 if you want to look for updates on your own. I see that Bikes Belong is also on Twitter (with a headache inducing background on their Twitter page) to provide updates from the National Bike Summit.
On the Agenda this week:
- Several cycling advocates will lobby for climate change legislation to be introduced this week.
- Guests at the opening plenary session including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and Representative Doris O. Matsui (D-CA).
- The League of American Bicyclists annual meeting this Wednesday is open to everybody. Andreas Rohl, head of Copenhagen, Denmark’s Bicycle Office, will discuss how a city can be transformed by bicycling and Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution, will be there signing books.
- Every year, the Bike Summit ends with a big bike ride to the Capitol Building.
Hurray for bikes!