A few weeks ago I submitted my application to the League of American Bicyclist for a $1,000 scholarship to a first time attendee of the National Bike Summit. The scholarship will be a reimbursement for travel, housing and sign up cost to get to and attend the summit.
I had submitted the application under the shops name, Trek Bikes Charlotte, and spoke about the advocacy work I am part of here. Also, I mentioned how in the state of North Carolina we have to deal with outspoken Patrick McHenry, the Representative from our state with many opinions AGAINST bikes.
The National Bike Summit isn’t for another 2 months, March 10-13 in Washington D.C. I still am getting my list of things I want to accomplish, workshops I want to attend and hopefully either an old bike shop or two as I am from the D.C area. There are hopes floating in my head of President Obama or someone in his staff attending. He is a bike friendly gentleman, and this summit will be at his doorstep.
You still have time to register for the event and make sure to become a League member to save yourself some money as well. If you do plan to attend please make a comment below or shoot me an email Arleigh@CrookedCog.com