Almost since the beginning of the DRBC we have had the Benefits Partner program where businesses that support the DRBC can offer our members discounts. This program has been very successful for our members. Our members actively use their membership discounts and support business that support the DRBC. But not all business are able or of a type to be able to participate in this kind of program.
Now comes the Corporate Sponsorship program that will work for any kind of business who wants to support bicycle advocacy and education in the Driftless Region. We have made the sponsorship program easy to join and offer three levels of sponsorship to fit every budget, while giving a great return on their dollar. Since the DRBC is a 501(c)3, money that you put into this program is tax deductible and this is a great way to get involved in cause related marketing!
If your business or organization supports the mission of the Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition then we would like to invite you to consider becoming a corporate sponsor of the DRBC. Click here to learn more about the program and how to enroll you business or organization.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the event. It was a big success for us. Everyone had a great time and we raised over $700 towards new bike racks. Sure it is not enough, but it is a start! A big thanks goes out to Jeff & John at the Bodega, New Belgium Brewing, River Trails Cycles, Bikes Limited and Blue heron Bicycle Works. You guys rock!
Friday October 22nd!
As many of you know there is a severe lack of bicycle parking in downtown La Crosse. Especially in certain areas, like the corner of 4th and Pearl Streets. We have been working with business and property owners to find ways to rectify the situation. Of course bike racks cost money!
The Bodega Brew Pub and New Belgium Brewing Co. want to help us raise that money to get racks installed! New Belgium has donated a keg of Fat Tire beer to the Bodega for a fundraiser, for us! When you buy a pint or mug of Fat Tire (at the Bodega while it lasts) the proceeds will all go to the DRBC bicycle rack fund! Read more
In our continuing effort to get the word out about Complete Streets in the Driftless Region, the DRBC has scheduled a couple more public meetings. These free,, open meetings start with an explanation of what Complete Streets are, which is followed by an opportunity for the public to discuss and talk about how best to get policies implemented in their communities. Here are the current upcoming meetings:
- September 22, 2010 7pm @ the Root Note Cafe, 115 4th Street South, La Crosse
- The La Crosse County Health Department is hosting a workshop on October 5 (PDF).
- October 13, 2010 6:3pm @ the Onalaska Public Library, 741 Oak Ave South, Onalaska
- October 20, 2010 7pm @ the Optimo Farm Market Cafe, 215 S. Main Street, Viroqua
If you would like to host or have a meeting in you community, please contact the DRBC.
Learn more about Complete Streets at our sub-site: wwwdriftlessbicycle.com/completestreets
Filed under: Advocacy, Bike Lanes, Bike Paths, Commuting, Education, Issues, Lifestyle
Found Online is a collection of links to interesting articles and items we come across online. Most of these are also posted to our Facebook page (be sure to like our page) as we find them and are put here about once a month.
- The Gutter Bunny: A Sad Story – Bicycling Sonoma – The Press Democrat – Santa Rosa, CA – Archive
Cute story, but a great lesson in street riding. Don’t be a gutter bunny!
Streetsblog.net » Our Car-Based Environments Are Making Us Sick
More arguments for passing Complete Streets at the local level where we do most of our driving. http://driftlessbicycle.org/completestreets/
Streetfilms | The Taming and Reclaiming of Prospect Park West
The positive effects of bike lanes, slower traffic, improved safety for pedestrians and nicer neighborhoods.
Our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18th as previously announced. The meeting will be held in the new Myrick Hixon Eco Park facility. Doors will open at 5:30 for food and conversation. The meeting will begin at 6pm and will include a board report, plus a discussion of what we have accomplished this year and where we are going as an organization and active campaigns.
There will also be drinks and socializing after the meeting. We invite you to bring your favorite dish or snack food to share with others. We encourage everyone who is able to attend to come learn more about your organization and to meet other members, and to have a darn good time. Read more