August is BikeLafayette Membership Month!

bl1 Did you become a member last year and want to continue participating? Not a member yet but want to help the growth of safe bicycling in our community? August is your chance! Though you can join at any time, August is BikeLafayette's month for renewals and membership growth. BikeLafayette is the Acadiana area's bicycle advocacy organization, and is fast-growing and making huge strides in bicycling awareness, safety, and implementation.

Some of our accomplishments have been:

*The Lafayette Consolidated Government pledged a goal of 10% of it's annual federal roadway funds for bicycling and pedestrian improvements

*Gaining "Honorable Mention" designation for a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

*Working with the LCG in planning and implementing bicycling safety and awareness items, such as "Share the Road" and "Bicycles May Use Full Lane" signs, billboards advertising bicycle safety, PSAs on cycling laws and safety, and designing future cycling corridors.

Our goals for this year include:

*Continue to advocate and support bicycle issues to our government
*The completion of the Rox Rest Area
*Bronze status for the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community
*LAB Bicyle Friendly Businesses in our area
*Advertise and advocate the new 55 mile bicycle path on the Henderson levee
*Advertise and advocate for a new BMX/skateboard Dust Bowl
*Support our MS 150 team
*Bicycle education programs including local schools and ticket diversion programs
*Create an online and printed map of common bicycling routes
*Adding a part-time employee to keep the organization viable and on-task

First time members get a free BikeLafayette shirt, and renewals are entitled to a BikeLafayette decal. Membership is easy, simply use the PayPal button on this website or contact monique@bikelafayette.org Contact us with any questions!