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Bicycle Coalition of Maine Sends Delegation to National Bike Summit

Augusta - A five-member delegation from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will participate in the National Bike Summit on March 8-10 in Washington, D.C.
 
The annual gathering of bicycle advocates from throughout the country will include a keynote address by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and workshops on a variety of bicycle-related topics.  The Maine delegation will visit all four of Maine’s congressional representatives to discuss bicycling issues.
 
Delegation members are: Nancy Grant of Portland, the coalition’s executive director; Jim Tasse of South Portland, the coalition’s education director; Charley LaFlamme of Moody, the coalition’s founder and a board member; Tony Barrett of Harpswell, trustee of the East Coast Greenway, and Maureen Townsend of York, a League Certified Instructor in bicycle safety.
 
On March 10, the Maine delegation will hold the following meetings with the state’s congressional representatives and their staff members:
9:15 a.m. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins
12 p.m. - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
1 p.m. - Congressman Michael Michaud
4 p.m. - U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe
 
Nancy Grant, the coalition’s executive director, will post updates from the summit on the Bicycle Coalition’s Facebook page.  For more information, please contact her at Nancy@BikeMaine.org or (207) 400-6558.
 
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has been working since 1992 to make Maine a better place to bicycle.  The coalition advocates for Maine cyclists at the Legislature and in Washington, D.C., teaches bicycle safety to thousands of Maine schoolchildren each year, partners with state agencies on a Share the Road media campaign and serves as a resource on local bicycling issues.

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