22 May 2013

Write A Letter To Your Local Newspaper.

Write a pro-bike letter to your local newspaper editor. Ask them to promote and celebrate bicycling. We've provided a suggested letter. Feel free to add your personal story about why you ride. 
All you have to do is fill in some basic information and send it on in. 
Short of being in the streets and riding as much as possible, this is a great way to have a positive impact on decisions made on behalf of cyclists and bicycling infrastructure.

Now is a perfect time for our community to recognize and celebrate all the benefits of bicycling.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Bicycling keeps us healthy, carries us efficiently from point A to point B, saves us from high gas prices, and makes our air cleaner and our roads less congested. 

Bicycling is good for our community and helps address many of our most pressing societal and environmental problems. Bicycling is fun!

Half of all trips South Africans make are three miles or less—an easy biking distance. 

If more people in our community bike, even just once a week or once a month, we’ll all be better off (even those of us who don’t ride). This month, dust off your bike and give two wheels a try!

Regards,

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