Friday, March 11, 2011

Wheel Movement Wants You!

Would you like to help with bicycle advocacy in the CSRA?  If so, Wheel Movement needs you!  Wheel Movement is in the process of assembling the troops to promote and support the local bicycle riding community.  Whether you ride Road, MTB, BMX, Cross, Cruiser, Recumbent, Tri, Commuter, or anything else in between, Wheel Movement wants you!  

Here's a list of Wheel Movement's objectives:
  • Secure 501 c3 non-profit status
  • Make drivers and cyclists aware of existing laws for sharing the road
  • Work with city planners to secure Bike Friendly City status for Augusta, GA
  • Develop and support a plan to promote bicycle commuting as a viable transportation alternative in the CSRA
  • Develop and promote rider clinics to teach cycling etiquette
  • Bike rodeos for kids and parents
  • Outreach to medical community
  • Be the voice of the entire cycling community
  • Work with other community groups with similar objectives
  • Host quarterly event for community
  • Provide local representation, for state and national bike advocacy groups
  • Attend "Ride to the Capitol" in Atlanta March 22, 2011
  • Strive to ensure that new road construction and road renovations are designed to accommodate bicycle traffic
  • Encourage local law enforcement to observe and enforce bicycle safety laws
So if you would like to help the cause be sure to follow this blog as more info regarding the first community meeting will be posted soon.  You can also send email to wheelmovement at yahoo dot com  or Find us on Facebook.

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