ADVOCATING FOR BETTER, SAFER BICYCLING

 

LEBANON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION is a 501c-3 organization founded in  2008 to make the Lebanon Valley region of Pennsylvania, a better, safer place to bicycle. We work with elected officials and municipal, county and state governments to make certain that new road projects or redesigns consider the needs of bicyclists. We want cyclists to have the necessary skills to be able to bicycle for their transportation, recreation and health. We offer bike rides because we enjoy cycling together. Volunteering will give us more momentum! 

Join LVBC as we strive for a safer, more convenient, and less stressed bicycle transportation network in the Lebanon Valley and region. You are joining an advocacy community who cares about bicyclists of all ages, skills and incomes. The 2017 membership dues is any contribution that you are willing to provide.  You can join by PayPal which allows for use of a credit card or you can pay by check.  Go to "Contribute" at the Menu Bar to access the form or pay on line through PayPal.  Your contribution is tax deductible. 

 

 

 Invisible Bicyclists - Bringing Them into the Light

 

There are hundreds of bicyclists in our region who bike because they have no other choice for their means of transportation. Unfortunately, they are not involved in advocating for better, safer bicycling. What roads are most important for their use and do they have concerns when riding on these roads?  What are their destinations?  Do they combine bike and bus?  We need to bring them into the light. For information on the plight of invisible bicyclists read https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2017/5/1/invisible-bike-riders

We also recognize the need to educate them on biking legally and safely. Sometimes there is a language barrier. Many employees of Always Bagels, Inc. located in Lebanon  Rails Business Park, are bicyclists and understand only Spanish.  How can we overcome the language barrier in order to learn about their biking issues and provide education? Some ongoing efforts are LVBC's Earn a Bike. Clients receive some essential educating such as riding on the right side of the road. Can we engage them further?   Love Inc. Bicycle Ministry in Derry Township is reaching out to provide more bicycles for transportation for those who can't afford bikes. Can we use this opportunity to learn about where they bike and the roads that they use? Recycle Bikes in Harrisburg creates multiple connections for many to earn bikes and be educated.  In June and July, Recycle Bikes will fix bikes in Lebanon City's north side and engage youth and adults in biking safely. These are all activities that can make the invisible very VISIBLE. Do you know Spanish and can serve as an interpreter?  Will you help to strategize on how to learn from these very important bicyclists? If yes, contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LVBC IN ACTION

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“Life is like a bicycle, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

 

"Same Roads - Same Rights - Same Rules" - probicycle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VALLEY BICYCLING VISTAS

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