Palmetto Spokesman
January 2017 News
Register for the 
National Bike Summit!
Let's go!  T he  early bird registration deadline ends this Friday, Jan 6.   PCC serves as SC state coordinator for this annual bike advocacy conference and federal lobby opportunity.   Contact us with questions or just register today !  

This annual  conference, the largest gathering of bike advocates in the country, is where you can learn best practices in bike advocacy - and what's front and center for innovative bikeway designs, policies, and educational programs.  Hear from the best of the best across the nation!   Details here.  They are also seeking award nominations and proposals, and 9 award nominees and winners will receive a $250 scholarship to the 2017 Summit. Applications and proposals due January 11.

If you are an emerging advocate, take special note of the final day of the Summit:  the Active Transportation Leadership Institute.
Thank You.
To each and every one that became a member or donated recently, Thank You!  Your contributions to the PCC go directly to work making South Carolina a more bike and walk friendly state, focusing this year on the state policy campaign, support of local initiatives and bike education, and Mayors Bike Summit.
The Southeast Bike Symposium!
Don't miss this great event!  March 23rd - 25th, 2017, at The Beach House, Hilton Head Island.  Forging Pathways: The 2017 Southeast Biking Symposium Hilton Head Island, Tourism - Economic Development - Safety.  Coming together to showcase the Southeast as a leader in biking and cycling tourism and exchange ideas on the future of bike-friendly communities. In 2017, Hilton Head Island, the only Gold-Level Bike Friendly Community in the Southeast, will host a unique conference experience, bringing together thought-leaders, change-makers and community stakeholders throughout the Southeast in the interest of realizing our region's bicycling tourism potential, impact on economic development and interest in safety. Read more here.  
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Local Spotlight:  After the Bridge Run Ride
Want a great ride April 2nd?  
Make sure you make it to Charleston, and you won't be disappointed, 
for the After the Bridge Run Ride, a Coastal Cyclists event!  Our event calendar has more.
Local Spotlight,  West Pelzer, SC:
a People for Bikes story
In 2012, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) agreed to paint bike lanes in the tiny Appalachian town of West Pelzer (population: 880) as part of a repaving project. The two miles of striping touched off what can only be called a virtuous cycle.

Mayor Blake Sanders says the new bike lane on Main Street quickly encouraged residents to get biking-and more.  Contact PCC for more information on how you can do this in your town, or come hear the Mayor's story at the 2017 Mayors Bike Walk Summit in Columbia, SC.  
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Mar 6-8
Columbia
May 4 & 5
The full calendar  has more.
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Amy Johnson Ely
Executive Director
amy@pccsc.net

Scott West
Membership Director
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