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2016 NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT & WOMEN'S FORUM
BICYCLE CLUB OF THE YEAR
emphis Hightailers Bicycle Club was
awarded the Bicycle Club of the Year
Award. We talked with club president
Tulio Bertorini, and he shared a few tips.
BUILD AND DIVERSIFY YOUR RIDE CALENDAR.
"We have 35 weekly rides on our calendar.
Most of these are recreational rides, and
we have added lots of social rides where
the destination is a restaurant and riders
of all levels will be comfortable joining."
GIVE YOUR RIDE LEADERS SUPPORT AND TRAINING.
"We started our education program in
2014, offering Traffic Skills 101 to all our
ride leaders. We knew that we needed
League Certified Instructors (LCIs) to
train our members in riding skills, and we
brought in some great LCIs to teach our
GET YOUR MEMBERS TRAINED AS LCIS.
"We quickly realized that if we wanted to
build our education program, we had to
get our leaders LCI-certified. Now we can
teach the basic classes and can build on
that as our needs grow."
ENCOURAGE BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES.
"We work with local businesses to encourage them to be more bike-friendly. We'll
even sit down with them to help them fill
out the League's Bicycle Friendly Business
application. We also give a challenge to all
bike shops to become more bike-friendly."
CONNECT WITH OTHER CLUBS AND LEARN FROM THEM.
"This is the most important reason we
came to the Summit. We want to find out
what other groups around the country are
doing. We're eager to connect with other
clubs and share what we've learned in
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Bicycle Friendly America Spring/Summer 2016
Core Values, Unique Contributions
A Silver-Level Playbook: Arlington, Virginia
How Cycling Can Help Solve Global Warming
What The Bicycling Movements Could Learn From the Climate Movement
Photos from Bike Lobby Day
Senator Ben Cardin, Legislator of the Year
Getting to Know Kathy Durham
Memphis Hightailers: Bicycle Club of the Year
Bike Lobby Day: A Nevada Perspective
Call for League Board Applications
Reflections on the National Bike Summit
Photo Highlights of Bike Lobby Day in DC
Architect of the Capitol–Bicycle Friendly Business
Summit Demographic Information
2016 Catalyst Award Recipient: Community Cycling Center
Bicycle Friendly America Spring/Summer 2016