I have seen a lot of bicycle advocacy content on the web lately. By now, most you have probably already watched the clip of Trek president John Burke’s speech at the Taiwan Bicycle show. A month or so ago, I saw several good posts about advocacy, as bloggers were returning from the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. All this bike advocacy talk in the blogosphere is great and I hope to see even more of in the future. I have mentioned my involvement in local advocacy efforts on this blog a few times, but cycling issues in Greenville, SC are not really the focus of Bicycle Design so in general I have kept it to a minimum.
Recently, I stepped up my involvement in local cycling issues by accepting the advocacy chairperson position on the board of directors of our local bicycle club. I have mentioned before that I love to live and ride in Greenville, so doing my part to help make the city as bike friendly as possible is something that is very important to me. With the new position comes a new blog that I am starting this week. I am not sure what I am thinking, because I don’t really have time for a second blog, but I am ready to give it a try. As many of you know, I write these posts on my lunch hour because it is the only time of day that doesn’t take from work, family, or riding time. As I get the new blog going, posts here will probably suffer a bit. Bear with me, I am not giving up on the Bicycle Design blog, but time is limited so posts will be less frequent for a while. In the meantime, check out Bike Greenville to see how it evolves.