Trail Ramblings: Are You An Advocate For Bicycling In Lincoln?

Here in our own corner of the Midwest, riding our wonderful trails and roads, it can be easy to forget about what riding in other places is like. That is, unless you’re connected to the broader network of cycling advocates and enthusiasts. Our trail system is better than many, yet not as good as some. Maybe you see news from The League Of American Cyclists, People For Bikes, Rails to Trails, and other organizations promoting active transportation and complete streets. Maybe you’d really like to see us do more for transportation equity. Perhaps you hear about, and have ridden some of, those awesome mountain bike parks in other localities and wonder how we could get more of those here. If you’re someone who cares about, and would like to do something more to make Lincoln an even better place to ride, send in the application for board membership to BicycLincoln by 01-09-23.

Let’s get more of these in Lincolnland.
From the application: “BicycLincoln is looking to fill open positions on its Board of Directors starting in 2023. In 2023, we will be reaching out and working closely with neighborhood groups. We are looking for Board members who would like to actively engage with the broader Lincoln community in person and online. Board members need not be daily commuters or ride hundreds of miles a year. In fact, we’re looking for all perspectives. Even if you don’t ride a bike, but you care about the safety of those who do, please apply below.
The BicycLincoln Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Participation at Board meetings and other events through out the year is expected of all Board members.
The application period will close on January 9, 2023. The BicycLincoln Board will make its decision and applicants will be notified prior to our February meeting. The term for new Board members will begin February 2023 and continue through January 2025.”

Street art funded by BicycLincoln. Slow your roll and make streets a safer place for cyclists, pedestrians, and other non-motorized traffic.
As you can see, we’re looking for a diverse mix of people with useful talents to help us further our goal of getting more people to bike, and bike more often. This happens as biking gets more friendly, safe, easy, and accepted in Lincoln. If we build it they will come, but we also have to grow our own. Want to see more bike-friendly businesses, or restaurant drive-throughs that serve people on bikes? (That was a real issue early in the pandemic) Do you want us to help empower underserved communities by working to lower barriers to greater bicycle usage? These are all ways to make biking better in Lincoln. If you don’t think you want board membership but want to be involved, we are always looking for people to serve on various sub-committees.
Maybe you don’t think this is for you but you know someone who it fits? Send them the application. Happy trails until next week.