The SRAM Cycling Fund has awarded Bikes Belong $200,000 to develop America’s cycling network.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is the most important year yet for federal bicycling funding with a new transportation bill, the economic stimulus package, and climate change legislation,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bikes Belong executive director Tim Blumenthal. Ã¢â‚¬Å“SRAMÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s generous support will help us develop a powerful campaign to get individual Americans to speak up for bike funding and its many tangible health, economic and lifestyle benefits.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We plan to adapt many of the database, networking and fundraising techniques that were used so successfully by the Obama campaign,Ã¢â‚¬Â Blumenthal said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our goal is to engage hundreds of thousands – ideally millions – of Americans. We want people who support cycling to join the movement and contact their U.S. senators and representatives to encourage increasing the federal investment in bicycling.Ã¢â‚¬Â