MassBike is hosting their inaugural Advocacy Boot Camp on Saturday, Dec. 17. This affordable daylong seminar (Just $35 for MassBike members) will provide local bicycle advocates the tools to become far more effective. All speakers will be required to use an "acronym free" dialect!
The price includes lunch and a complimentary Happy Hour.
The event will be held at Fresh Tilled Soil, 480 Pleasant Street, in Watertown, just off the Charles River bike path. Doors open at 8 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. Parking is free. MBTA bus service is nearby. And, of course, MassBike will offer complimentary bicycle valet.
- Erica Mattison of the Environmental League of Massachusetts on how to convert State House lawmakers into allies
- Brian Devaney of Strava will teach how to use heat maps and their new Metro program for effective planning
- Craig Della Penna of Northeast Greenway Solutions will describe effective tactics to soften the hardest of bike path opponents
- Peter Sutton of MassDOT will lead a panel discussion on understanding the many layers of local, state, regional and federal government
- Sean Condon of MassBike's Pioneer Valley Chapter will moderate a panel speaking on starting advocacy from scratch
- Our guest of honor will be Caron Whitaker, government relations director for the League of American Bicyclists, who will lead a Happy Hour forum on how the election will impact Federal bike policy.