So you want to promote cycling in our rural community and you’ve got a long list of reasons why you think its important.
But you’ve got an even longer list of questions… What about liability? What about Registration? Websites? Where do you start?? Aghhhh!!
Hopefully we can make it a bit easier for you. Organizing the Corn Hill Bicycle Festival and creating the Cycling Map, was a huge learning experience. We’ve written everything down (well, not everything) in the Rural Cycling Toolkit: Lessons Learned from the First Corn Hill Bycycle Festival and Route Guide.
The toolkit describes how we managed the project, advertised, organized volunteers, scheduled the festival, created the route guide, handled liability, and much more! You’ll find useful tips, planning techniques, and even press releases. We’re trying to lay it all out there for others who want to promote cycling through community events.
It is our hope that by sharing this information cycling festivals and maps will spring up across the land. And that we’ll have more people riding their bike for fun, exercise, and transportation.
If you have any other questions feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck,
– Joanna and Graham, 2010 Organizers