For DFW cyclists who want to attend Cyclists in Suits in Austin on March 25 and meet with lawmakers to discuss issues that impact cycling, there will be a bus leaving from Ft. Worth and another one from Richardson. For $30 per person, you get a round trip ride on the luxury coach bus, plus breakfast and coffee.
Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/4335...all_view=posts
And registration page here: http://www.bikedfw.org/cyclists_in_suits
"Every two years in Texas, we get a unique opportunity to talk about cycling with people who can make a difference.
Save the date, take the day off and take a road trip with a bunch of friends to Austin to participate in your democracy. You'll meet the people that represent you and, most importantly, let them know that you think more effort to accommodate bicycling is important for the future of your community and your state.
It cannot be stressed enough that numbers matter; we need representation from every congressional district in North Texas.
Don't worry about jumping off the bus and not knowing what to do. Bike Texas will provide a thorough briefing on hot topics as well as tips and techniques for meeting and communicating with your legislators. They will also organize groups according to their legislative districts. Itís also OK if you just want to be a smiling face with a bicycling pin! Your interest and presence speaks volumes to your representatives.
BikeDFW has made arrangements for one-day, round-trip chartered bus trips from both Dallas and Fort Worth to Austin to participate in Cyclists in Suits for the very reasonable cost of $30 per person. The buses are luxury coaches and we will serve breakfast and coffee on board.
Dress: The name says it all, formal office attire makes the best impression and helps to break down the lycra stereotype, allowing for more effective communication. You can wear more casual clothes on the bus and change upon arrival, that is up to you.
Dallas area departure location: Richardson Bike Mart (SE corner, Coit and Campbell, Richardson)
Fort Worth area departure location: Trinity Bicycles (343 Throckmorton, Fort Worth)
Departure Time from both locations: 5:00am
Estimated return to both locations: 9:00
It's a great idea to take the bus, you can talk about cycling with friends, get tuned up for the day and share what you learned after the event. It helps us to plan and organize. And it saves fuel and reduces traffic."