Forget Hollywood. The Oscars may be over, but the best awards show is yet to come. Next week, on the first night of theÂ National Bike Summit & Women’s Forum, the Alliance will open the envelopes for the 2016 Advocacy Awards, honoring excellence in the walking and biking movement.
Help send our Director to the Summit!
We need your support to send our Director Cynthia Rose toÂ NationalÂ Bike Summit and the 4thNational Forum onÂ Women &Â BicyclingÂ 2016! To share our local successes and learn from other advocates what exciting successesÂ are building the momentum around the country.
The Summit has shown itâ€™s real impact, leveraging increased investments in bicycling at the federal, state and local levels.Â This year, with the theme of â€œTogether We Lead,â€ the Summit will activate and elevate leaders from all areas of the movement. The Summit will propel this unified and diverse voice for change on Capitol Hill and and beyond.
Santa Monica Spoke is led by 100% volunteers, including our full time Director Cynthia Rose. This dynamic event includes keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.
We are requesting donations to cover costs to send Cynthia to the Summit 2016.
Our goal is to raise $1500.00 to cover the Women’s Forum, National Bike Summit, and travel expenses.Â PLEASE PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORTÂ Click HERE
or email yourÂ pledge amount toÂ Donate2@SMSpoke.orgÂ Â we will reply to complete the pledge. Donations are taxÂ deductible.Â
The voice for cycling is growing stronger on Capitol Hill, and with your support, our director can share lessons learned and gain experience in professional advocacy from top experts from all 50 states and bring it home to Santa Monica & LA County.
National Bike Summit 2016:Â Together We Lead
LastÂ year’s theme –Â Bikes+Â –. Launched the conversationÂ to change the equation for bicycle advocacy. To build a bicycle-friendly America for everyone, we can’t stop at bicycling as an end in itself. We must consider how bikes can add value to other movements and how our movement can expand to serve broader interests. The 2016 National Bike Summit will againÂ unite the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to advance bicycle safety, funding and equity. More than 700 participants from all 50 states will build momentum in Congress for a Bicycle Friendly America