Advocacy Action: Save federal bike funding!

The Trump Administration just released the budget for fiscal year 2018 and it’s not good for bicycling. The budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent.

If approved, this budget will cut funding for bike trails and paths in our National Parks and National Recreation Areas. It will reduce support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped create some of the best places to ride in the U.S. The budget also guts the TIGER grant program, which is instrumental in helping communities fund multimodal transportation projects that often improve bicycling.

Use this easy letter-writing tool provided by PeopleForBikes to send a letter to your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. Ask them to restore level funding for these critical programs in 2018.

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Former Trek executive running for governor of Wisconsin

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Democrat Mary Burke, daughter of Trek Bicycles founder Richard Burke and a former company executive, will challenge Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the 2014 election.

Burke graduated from Harvard Business School and worked as a consultant before joining the company her father founded. In 2005 she became Wisconsin’s Secretary of Commerce and in 2012 was elected to the Madison school board.

Trek and and bicycles feature prominently in Burke’s campaign announcement video, highlighting the 1,000 people the company employs in Wisconsin.

Walker is a controversial figure in the state, being the only governor in history to survive a recall election.

Follow her campaign at www.burkeforwisconsin.com.

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