PFB is hitting the road for summer events
It's starting to feel like summer here at Peopleforbikes.org. The past two weekends, we've been out and about at awesome festivals around the country, spreading the good word about bicycling and the PFB pledge.
In NYC May 1, we were on the scene for the 5 Boro Bike Tour. Sponsored by Bike New York, this annual 42-mile adventure starts in Lower Manhattan and takes riders of all ages and riding styles through Central Park, historic Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn before ending on Staten Island. This year, more than 33,000 people participated, and 1,300 stopped by the PFB booth to sign the pledge at the Staten Island Festival.
Last weekend, we hit Salt Lake City for the Live Green SLC! Festival, an outdoor event held in downtown Library Plaza focusing on sustainable green products, services, and ideas. Obviously, bicycling fits right in! Around 7,000 people attended the event, with nearly 1,000 signing the pledge. Our PFB booth also got a visit from Tour de Brewtah participants, who rode by to share the bike love.
We're planning to travel all over the country this summer, visiting more than 20 events. Next up?
University Hill Criterium, Boulder, CO - May 15
D.C. National Mall/Bike to Work Day, Washington, D.C. - May 20
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, Annapolis, MD - May 21-22
Bike the Drive, Chicago, IL - May 29
Capitol Hill People's Fair, Denver, CO - June 4-5
Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival, Denver, CO - June 11-12
Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, Minneapolis, MN - June 15-19
Humana Wellness Fair, Louisville, KY - June 25
We need volunteers for these events, and others, throughout the summer! If we're coming to your town and you'd like to help us get more people to sign the PFB pledge in support of better, safer bicycling in America, email email@example.com.
To help compensate for our summer driving, we're offsetting our carbon emissions through Climate Friendly. In addition to getting pledges, our goal is to inspire five percent of the approximately 2 million people we meet to ride a bikeinstead of driving for at least one short, two-mile trip per week. If we success, 10.4 million miles of car trips and 9.2 million pounds of annual CO2 emissions will be avoided.
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