July Newsletter

Posted by Heather Haylett on July 18, 2019 in Advocacy, Bicycle Safety , Events, Membership

What’s happening at Bike Easy in July.

July 18th, 2019

SIGN THE COMPLETE STREETS POLICY PETITION

Sign the petition to support an updated Complete Streets policy and a network of connected and protected bikeways in New Orleans!

We are close to reaching our goal of 1,000 signatures showing Mayor Cantrell that the public supports an equity-focused, data-driven, and transparent Complete Streets policy and protected bikeways that physically separate people biking and driving so each can have their own piece of the road and peace of mind.

Will you sign the petition for streets built to share?

Sign the Complete Streets policy petition!

SPOKETACULAR SWEET 16

Tickets are on sale now for Bike Easy’s 16th Anniversary Fundraiser! Friday, September 27th Seven Three Distilling Co. will be transformed into a candy land to celebrate the sweet successes for the Greater New Orleans bicycling community and to raise funds for many more victories to come.

Buy Spoketacular Tickets!

The Spoketacular Host Committee will be having its second meeting on Wednesday, July 24th at 6 PM. All Bike Easy supporters are invited to join the committee and help us throw an amazing Sweet 16 celebration and fundraiser. We will be meeting at the Bike Easy office at 2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd and have a lot of ways you can help! If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to be involved, reach out to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

SMART BIKING COURSE

Our Smart Biking class will take place August 21st, 22nd, and 24th at the Bike Easy office (2100 Oretha Castle Haley). Smart Biking is an in-depth safety and skills course for urban bicycling. Smart Biking also prepares you to train to become a League Cycling Instructor (and potentially work with Bike Easy teaching classes)!

Topics covered include: Choosing a bike, adjusting the bike, maintenance, clothing/gear, rules of the road, handling basics, shifting gears, where to ride, infrastructure, crashes and hazards, night riding, rural riding, drive train maintenance, riding with a group, sharing paths and trails, inclement weather, night riding, rural riding, flat fixing

Smart Biking is free, but registration is required. The League Cycling Instructor course in New Orleans is being organized for late September.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS WORKSHOP

Thursday, July 18th Bike Easy will be a part of Longue Vue House and Gardens Third Thursday: Summer Series to promote safe biking. Enjoy the Gardens from 5:30 – 7 pm, picnics welcome!

The workshop will take place in the playhouse and will include bike helmet fitting, a bicycle safety checklist, and collision avoidance.

BECOME A BIKE EASY MEMBER!

Bike Easy Membership shows your belief in a future where people of all ages and abilities can bike, walk, and ride transit safely, whoever they are and wherever they live!

Bike Easy Memberships can be renewed annually, or you can maximize your impact by making small, automatic monthly donations as a Sustaining Member.

Become a Bike Easy Member!

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: TERPSIKORE

TerpsiKore specializes in industrial, end-use 3D printed parts for New Orleans businesses. TerpsiKore 3D Printing proudly supports Bike Easy’s efforts to make New Orleans a world-class bike city. 3D printed parts are locally produced and reduce the need for fossil fuel land transportation over long distances. TerpsiKore and Bike Easy thus share the common goal of reducing fossil fuel transportation and supporting community self-reliance.

Email Kevin Thibodeaux at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for a free, on-site visit to see how 3D printing can help you lower expenses and leapfrog your competition.

CLEAN FLEET AWARD

Last week, Executive Director Dan Favre accepted a Clean Fleet Leader award from the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership in recognition of Bike Easy’s work to improve air quality and environmental sustainability through the Bike Easy Challenge.

The reductions of the equivalent of 16,162 gallons of gasoline and 199 tons of greenhouse gas emissions help reduce our dependence on oil and the impacts of climate change, and Bike Easy is proud to be recognized as a Clean FleetLeader.

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