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BAC March 2005 News & Digest

Hello Bicycle Access Council members,


The Third Annual Pennsylvania Bike Club Conference is scheduled for March 26 in York, PA. Many bike clubs have registered again to discuss "Best Practices" and networking with other club officers. Two outside speakers will add to the expertise of the agenda:  Dave Bachman is the PennDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Dan McKay will discuss Bike Club Liability Insurance and RAGRBAI.

The conference is open to individuals if you are thinking of starting a bike club or represent a small club not aware of the conference. There is a fee to attend. If you would like to attend, contact the Bicycle Access Council before the registration deadline, March 21.

BAC Website Resource...

Be sure to check the Bicycle Access Council website often to use as a reference and resource of Pennsylvania bicycling issues. On it you'll find:

PA Vehicle Code:

Statutes relevant to bicycling

PA Bicycle Clubs:

Locations and contact info

PA Bike Club Events Calendar

Event descriptions and contacts

PA Legislative Bicycle Caucus:

General Assembly member listing

PennDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinators:

PennDOT District contacts

2005 Pennsylvania Bicycle Rally--July 8-10

Information and registration forms

Many other Links and News items.


Time Change Early Warning...

Just a reminder to mark your calendars now for the April 3 time change to Daylight Saving Time. We wouldn't want any BAC members to show up late for those Sunday club rides. Clocks moves forward--Spring Ahead!

Want to know more about Daylight Saving Time? Check out:

Check out. 


What's happening in Washington, DC? This week, March 16-18, the League of American Bicyclists is convening the National Bike Summit. Besides workshops and seminars, the League will coordinate meetings with Congress to make the case for saving Transportation Enhancements and other bicycle friendly legislation. Look for a summary of events on the League website:



Please note when registering for the Pennsylvania Bicycle Rally, you do not need to call the host hotel. We will take care of that for you. The rally on-site registration includes the lodging price and is a lower group rate.

HEY! We're no Einstein, but...he is! 


Pennsylvania Bike Club Conference, March 26, York, PA

Will your bike club be attending?

Check the BAC website NEWS tab for details.

Conference Registration  and Conference Letter 


Pennsylvania Bicycle Rally, July 8-10, Gettysburg, PA

Great rides, great food, great fellowship and, great advocacy!

Check the BAC website 2005 RALLY tab for details and registration forms.


IT'S COMING SOON...Bike Month and Bike to Work Week.

Our Mission...

The Bicycle Access Council is a non-profit advocacy organization that serves as a forum for Pennsylvania bicyclists and as an ombudsman for bicycling issues.

It is the objective of the Bicycle Access Council to make bicycling on roads throughout the Commonwealth safe, respectable and a transportation choice by educating its members and the motoring public.

All funding for Bicycle Access Council comes from memberships and donations. Annual membership is $20 per year and forms are available on the website. BAC does not share membership information.

Joe Stafford, Executive Director

Bicycle Access Council

Dallastown, PA

(717) 417-1299




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