As we dig out our arm warmers and shoe covers, we at the Palmetto Cycling Coalition want to thank you once again for your support and for helping us in our mission to make South Carolina a better place to ride a bike.
Over the past year, we have built up great momentum for a bicycle friendly South Carolina. We’ve welcomed a 5th Bicycle Friendly Community with Hilton Head’s silver designation, toured the state with Mia Birk while she shared her insight and inspiration, engaged in a targeted initiative to grow our membership, and hosted complete streets workshops for South Carolina advocates. We launched our Safe Streets Save Lives campaign with BikeLaw and worked with the Alliance for Biking & Walking to hold a Winning Campaigns Training in Columbia.
Through partnerships with the Palmetto Conservation Foundation, AARP, Bike Law, the Department of Public Safety and Eat Smart, Move More, we have been able to accomplish a lot for our state, but our biggest supporters are you, our members. Your letters and voices helped protect federal funding for biking and walking projects, funding for our state parks and trails and to support our bicycle laws. While it may sound cliché, it is nevertheless true that organizations like the Palmetto Cycling Coalition are only as strong as our membership.
We have had big successes this year, and we don’t plan to slow down.
We have great plans for the future, and we need your support to accomplish them.Through efforts to unite aspiring bicycling friendly cities, to map bicycle routes statewide, and to better educate motorists and bicyclists to share the road, we want to make South Carolina a truly great place to not only ride a bike, but to call home.
The Coalition is here to work for the rights of all kinds of bicyclists. Whether you prefer long endurance road rides, technical trails, urban commutes, a trip to a coffee shop or simply to know that your children can ride their bikes safely, we are here to fight for your needs- but we cannot do it alone.
There are many ways that you can support Palmetto Cycling as we head into the new year. You can give the gift of membership to a friend or family member (or yourself!), get a Share the Road license plate or make a tax-deductible donation to support our cause. If you have any questions about your membership status or that of your friends and family, please contact Cait at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can donate by either mailing a check to 141-F Pelham Drive Suite 116, Columbia, SC 29209 or visiting our secure online program at Razoo.
Your past support had been the backbone of our many accomplishments, and we must continue working together to keep moving forward. Thank you for a great 2011 and what we hope will be an even better 2012!