From our friends at INDYCOG:
Come show your support!
Late last year Indianapolis received a designation at the bronze level from the League of American Bicyclists for being a bicycle friendly community. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about it; it did not get a ton of press.
Next Thursday, April 22nd however, the city is making up for it. From 2:00-3:00 P.M. at the City Market, there will be a media event with Mayor Ballard and the president of the League of American Bicyclists, Andy Clarke to highlight the achievement. Whether this was a brilliant PR strategy or not, we have a great opportunity to turn out in mass to show our support for the efforts made by the city to make our home city a better place to ride.
So, with that said, please adjust your day so you can be downtown at 2:00 outside the City Market on a bike if at all possible. We need to turn out to show the Mayor that there are people using the newly added bicycle amenities in the city, and we want more.
This event also has the potential to show a national organization- the League of American Bicyclists that Indianapolis is on the way to being mentioned with Minneapolis, Portland, and D.C. when it comes to bicycle-friendly cities. We are inching up slowly; just last week Indianapolis was ranked 45th in Bicycling magazines America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities.
Anyways, do what you have to do to get there; tell everyone and anyone you know to show up and support bikes in the city. Just imagine the statement that 100 people on bikes in the City Market would make to the Mayor.
INDYCOG will be there, so please join us.