The IMBA sent out a press release saying they'll liveblog from the Bike Summit, but then they marvelously left out a key piece of information: Their Twitter username. Oops! After five seconds of investigative reporting, however, I've discovered the secret Twitter user is @IMBA_NBS, with Jenn Dice and Mark Eller hopefully providing other updates. The League of American Bicyclist will update from @bikesummit.
The hash tag for National Bike Summit updates is #NBS09 if you want to look for updates on your own. I see that Bikes Belong is also on Twitter (with a headache inducing background on their Twitter page) to provide updates from the National Bike Summit.
On the Agenda this week:
- Several cycling advocates will lobby for climate change legislation to be introduced this week.
- Guests at the opening plenary session including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and Representative Doris O. Matsui (D-CA).
- The League of American Bicyclists annual meeting this Wednesday is open to everybody. Andreas Rohl, head of Copenhagen, Denmark's Bicycle Office, will discuss how a city can be transformed by bicycling and Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution, will be there signing books.
- Every year, the Bike Summit ends with a big bike ride to the Capitol Building.