Federal funding paid for many Austin projects, including the Southern Walnut Creek Trail, the Pfluger bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake, and bikeways along many Austin area roadways. Help send BikeTexas to the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, March 10-12 to Represent CYCLISTS in AUSTIN and ALL of Texas. Come to CYCLEAST* Friday, Feb 20 to share your message for change, hear exciting news about what's happening in Austin and Texas bicycling, get a sneak preview of the summit, and find out how you can take action. *Come to enjoy Live Oak beer, Chameleon Cold Brew coffee, and solid social time. $5-$10 recommended donation for entry (Can't attend? Donate online at http://biketexas.org/bikesummit ) Everyone will be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from Counter Culture! Plus more! Silent auction will feature items from: * Nutcase Helmets * Cycleast * Mr. Natural * Counter Cafe * (and more to come...) 10% of Cycleast's Friday sales and all other event proceeds benefit the BikeTexas Federal Advocacy Program. ------ EVENT ITINERARY: 5:00-9:00pm Party on 6:30-6:45 Informational Talk: Learn about the National Bike Summit, what's coming up for bicycling in Austin and Texas, how you can support these efforts, and how you can take further action 8:15-8:30 Informational Talk repeats ------ WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: On lobby day, BikeTexas will join hundreds of fellow bicycle advocates from across the country to speak to legislators on Capitol Hill. Texas representatives to U.S. Congress will hear directly from us on why bicycling is important to Texans and our greater communities. Last year, we asked Congress to tell the U.S. Department of Transportation to set a national goal to reduce bicyclist fatalities, and before the end of 2014, they did exactly that. The summit gets results. In addition to lobby day, summit attendees will learn from thought leaders in transportation equity, Vision Zero, retrofitting the suburbs, and other topics. We bring that knowledge back to Austin to make our city even better for bicycling. You can read more about the 2015 National Bike Summit on the League of American Bicyclists website: http://bikeleague.org/content/summit-2015 ------ Join us to support bicycling while enjoying a good time with your friends!