The mission of AlaBike is to promote cycling access, education and safety and to advocate for safer road environments for all users.
The 3-foot Minimum Passing Law Passes the AL Senate!
We can’t let up. The House will have to pass it, too. Now is the time to contact your AL House rep and express your support of S.B. 9.
Find you Rep here, on the left hand side of the page, enter your zip code+4!
Attend the Alabama Trails Conference! April 10-11 at Guntersville State Park We would love to have the road bikers attend the Alabama Trails Conference. A connected system of paved trails, on and off road, makes sense for Alabama.
This conference is sponsored by the Alabama Trails Commission, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama State Parks.
North Alabama Bike Summit –
Feb 27- March 1, 2014
The City of Huntsville (COH) and AlaBike hosted a very successful first-ever North Alabama Bike Summit in Huntsville, Alabama. Members of the Bicycle Advisory and Safety Committee (BASC) worked very hard to put on this Summit. Many thanks the Erin Koshut from Crisp Communications, for a great job facilitating the event at the Von Braun Civic Center
Speakers from all over Alabama, Louisville, Atlanta and even Oregon! We raffled off a brand new 2014 Trek 7.2 FX bicycle! Over 65 people registered and the rooms were full all day long.
Summit theme: Building Bicycle Friendly Communities.
The AlaBike Hospitality Suite, Thursday at the Embassy Suites, was big hit, too!
Alabama Backroads Century Series
The AL Backroads Century Series is a collective of the top 10 century rides in Alabama that will challenge riders to complete any four full 100-mile rides throughout the season, and promotes recreational riding throughout the state. Alabama is a well-kept secret of good roads and great riding and the ABCS is a big move to reveal it. Participants in the series will receive a custom 'Centurion' medal for each event completed and recognition as a Centurion on the website upon the completion of each ride. A commemorative embroidered patch showing each ride location will be awarded to riders who complete any four of the ten centuries in the series. It's a great incentive to get out and ride the roads around the state. Check out the website and plan your season now!
AlaBike Members Attend the
2014 National Bike Summit in DC
Four AlaBike members and a Potential member from Fairhope represented 4 of 7 AL Congressional districts at the 2014 League of American Bicyclists (LAB) National Bike Summit (NBS) in Washington D C March 3-5. We visited all 9 AL Congressional offices to promote a transportation agenda that included support of a bill to add performances measures for non-motorized traffic fatalities to improve outcomes for bicycling in transportation policy. About 900 attended the Bike Summit from across the country and few took a ride around DC Thursday morning. AlaBike president, Jamie Miernik, poses with new friends from KY, CA and AZ in front of the White House with a Capital Bike Share bike.
Happy New Year! The winner of the December Membership Drive is….
Samuel Pool from Birmingham. He has won a $100 gift certificate from Alabike for the Birmingham Bike Company!
As president of the Alabama Bicycle Coalition (AlaBike), I am asking you to consider joining an organization I find worthy of my time as well as my financial support.
Remember: Support S.B. 9 to enact a 3 foot minimum passing law in AL.The bill has been read in the legislature, but it’s not passed yet! Use the link to find email for your senator and representatives and contact them to support Senate Bill 9. (http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ - just enter your zip code in the lower left of the webpage)
AlaBike’s mission is to educate and encourage cycling advocacy statewide, as well as influence ALDOT and city planners to routinely build infrastructure that supports safe cycling and reduces vehicular conflicts.
If the agenda above sounds like activities you’d like to support, Please Join us!
Sincerely, Jamie Miernik - Alabama Bicycle Coalition President
MAP-21 is the NEW Federal Transportation Bill that became law Oct 1, 2012
Complete Streets policies formalize a community’s intent to plan, design, and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities. Policies direct transportation planners and engineers to consistently design and construct the right-of-way to accommodate all anticipated users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, and freight vehicles.
Complete streets can be achieved through a variety of policies: ordinances and resolutions; rewrites of design manuals; inclusion in comprehensive plans; internal policies developed by transportation agencies; executive orders from elected officials, such as Mayors or Governors; and policies developed by stakeholders from the community and agency staff that are formally adopted by an elected board of officials. We group our evaluation of policies by type, to allow apples-to-apples comparisons.