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Weekend Roundup: Support US Bike Tax Breaks, Make your Trails Trash Free, Win a Polygon & more!

People for Bikes, Support for New Bicycling Tax Benefits
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Support for New Bicycling Tax Benefits – As of last week, a new electric bicycle tax credit and a bike commuter benefit came one step closer to reality in the US. But People for Bikes needs help to keep these new bike-friendly policies moving through the Washington, DC legislative process. They are asking all US cyclists to help empower their national elected officials to prioritize bikes as part of the solution for the climate crisis, mobility equity, public health, and economic growth.

People for Bikes, Support for New Bicycling Tax Benefits

A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved these massive new investments in bike incentives, so now People for Bikes says they urgently need help to build support in Congress. To voice your support, People for Bikes has prepped a letter you can send to your member of Congress (here), asking them to help keep the electric bicycle tax credit and bike commuter moving forward. Want more details on what is at stake and how it might benefit you and your community? Read more in People for Bikes’ latest blog post. PeopleForBikes.org

More Advocacy & Contest

  • Support Bikepacking Roots now and Win – Bikepacking Roots is pushing their summer membership drive one last time this weekend with a killer draw on the line. Beyond supporting all that they do for the bikepacking community (head to BikepackingRoots.org for more detail on their work), they’ve got some Bikepacking Roots apparel for you, and you’ll get entered into a big giveaway. On offer this weekend ONLY for every $10 you donate (up to $100) is an entry for their big draw for 1 of 3 prizes:
    a Polygon Xtrada 7 mountain bike, a Revelate Designs bikepacking bag package, and a pair of the coveted titanium Cane Creek eeWings MTB cranks. Bikepackingroots.org

  • Trash-Free Trails’ new Nationwide Halloween Trail Clean Tour 2021 – Trash-Free Trails wants you to nominate your spooky, haunted trail for their Trailbusters to come and lend a hand to tidy it up. They want to make the biggest impact possible with their efforts, so want your help picking where to pick up in and around 7 locations in the UK. Know a trail that needs some cleaning near: Glasgow, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth, or London? Let the Trailbusters know with this quick online form between now and Sep 27, and they’ll get to cleaning up between Sep 22 & Oct 31. TrashFreeTrails.org

Industry news

  • Urwahn Bikes are hiring in Germany – Urwahn’s 3D-printed steel, no-seattube bikes are expanding, and they need more staff. For the continued expansion of their ‘technology-driven machinations’, they’re looking for further experts to strengthen the interdisciplinary Urwahn team. They are looking for “technical slyboots, brand virtuosos, customer magnets & CAD jugglers” to join their dynamic team immediately in Magdeburg, Germany. Get the full details on the four positions curerntly available at: UrwahnBikes.com
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