A few weeks ago, during the launch of our #IBikeIVote Campaign, in front of 20 candidates for office and 200 Bikemore members we announced an exciting challenge from Bikemore board member Tim Adams. Last year, Tim was in a serious bike crash that left him with eighteen pieces of titanium in his body to repair his injuries. He credits the bicycling community in Baltimore for giving his family the emotional support they needed to recover from such a traumatic event. Eighteen is now Tim's lucky number, and the inspiration for his challenge to match up to $9K in individual donations through the end of the year--yielding $18K in operating support for Bikemore. We're asking our supporters to give generously on 12/1, knowing that their donations will be doubled! That is twice as many resources to build a force for biking in Baltimore.
This year Bikemore:
- Hired a full time Executive Director and secured enough funding to hire a second part time staff member.
- Advocated for the creation of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission
- Hosted 5 community bike rides attracting over 200 attendees.
- Launched a successful #ibikeivote campaign with 20 candidates and over 200 attendees at our kick off event to encourage candidates to make active transportation a top campaign priority.
- Partnered with Rails to Trails to bring $140K in capacity building dollars to Baltimore City to advocate for better and more connected trail systems.
- Advocated for the installation of the Roland Avenue Cycletrack
- Saw an increase in bike parking, with over 30 city racks installed this fall.
Next year we plan to do EVEN MORE with YOUR HELP! CLICK HERE to make a donation or become a member today!
So please share with others why you support better biking in Baltimore, and join us next Tuesday, 12/1 to help us raise $9K in end of year individual donations.