BAC March 2006 News & Digest
Hello BICYCLE ACCESS COUNCIL members.
It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON...
The Bike Show, that is, March 11 and 12 in Carlisle, PA. This is a first in Pennsylvania with dealers, vendors, exhibits and demonstrations planned. A similar event will be held the following weekend in Edison, NJ, which is the second year for The Bike Show host. There is a fee to attend.
The Bicycle Access Council will be there. Plan to stop by and check it out. See www.bikeshowexpo.com for more info and directions.
THE 2006 PENNSYLVANIA BIKE CLUB CONFERENCE...
Is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, in York, PA. No fooling! Clubs are invited to attend this meeting to learn about club dynamics and share their experiences with other Pennsylvania bicycle clubs. The conference is meant to showcase Best Practices. This is an opportunity for new club officers to gain confidence and insight about their duties and for established clubs to show leadership from experience.
John Allen, the author of "Street Smarts" has accepted an invitation to attend this year's conference. "Street Smarts" is the main text of the Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver's Manual published by PennDOT.
John is also a Director for the League of American Bicyclists.
This will be the fourth annual Pennsylvania Bike Club Conference hosted by BAC. Detailed information was mailed and e-mailed to bike clubs in January. Ask if your club has received this information and will be attending.
Check out the following links for an event description and form to register:
TUNNEL VISION FUNDRAISING...
Is what our trail friends have for the opening of the Big Savage Tunnel this Spring near Somerset, PA. A current auction on eBay will allow the bid winner and eleven friends the privilege of being the first to ride through the tunnel. The Big Savage Tunnel is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, a trail connection between Pittsburgh and Washington DC. The tunnel is sealed over the winter to prevent damage from the winter freeze/thaw conditions. Proceeds for the winning bid go to the Somerset County Rail Trail Association for future trail maintenance.
For more info, go to: gaptrail.org
THE KEYSTONE STATE IS NAMED FOR...
What? Okay, this month's trivia question is how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania earned the title of The Keystone State. If you think you know and can't wait for next month's answer in the News & Digest, send BAC an e-mail with your answer and we'll let you know if you are right.
SPRING AHEAD, APRIL 2...
Daylight Saving Time (DST) goes into effect on Sunday, April 2, 2006. To learn more about DST, go to: http://wwp.daylight-saving-time.com
There will be an official change to expand DST in 2007. Check out what and why.
Remember to adjust your clocks and your riding time to take advantage of the daylight period. For a complete :
Note: When using these sources, be sure to adjust for EST or DST.
SAVE THE DATES...
March 11-12 The Bike Show
The Bicycle Access Council will be there. Stop by to say hello.
BAC NEWS & DIGEST ARCHIVES...
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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 the Bicycle Access Council comes from memberships and donations. Annual membership is $20 per year. BAC does not share membership information.
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