Demystifying Local Government Bike Advocacy 101

Here at MCBC, we do a lot of things, but one of the most important is to advocate for improved safety and access for people riding bikes. This involves relationship-building, tracking projects, and writing letters. But no matter how good a job we do, there is no substitute for local leaders hearing from people like you. We are introducing Bike Advocacy 101 so our members and supporters can speak up for better bicyling in Marin. 

This is why we have kicked off a Local Teams program, starting in San Rafael and eventually expanding elsewhere in Marin. These groups will be the boots on the ground, helping organize neighbors to push for better bike infrastructure with help and support from MCBC. 

But local government is notoriously difficult to understand. There are meetings at odd hours, confusing rules, baffling acronyms, the works. And that’s why we’re here to help.

On Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. we will be holding a Bike Advocacy 101 training on Zoom for anyone interested in learning how to bring about change in their community. Then, starting at 8:00 p.m., there will be a 30-minute meeting of the San Rafael local team, including a guest presentation from a member of one of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s local teams.

Register for the meeting here. In case you miss it we’ll be posting it on our YouTube channel.

MEETing Schedule – Bike Advocacy 101 Training

7:00 – Welcome and short introductions

7:10 – Bike Advocacy 101

7:40 – Public Comment Practice

7:45 – Q&A

7:55 – Next Steps

8:00 – SR Local Team Meeting (w/ guest presentation from Raayan Mohtashemi)

See you at Bike Advocacy 101!

Bike Advocacy 101-Local Teams

If you have any questions, please email

Don’t have time but would like to contribute financially towards the Local Teams effort?

Marin Local Teams needs to raise $83,000 to start rolling out this program countywide possible 2022/23. Grants and well as gifts from people like you will help make this work possible. Please consider a donation to help strengthen Marin County’s bicycle advocacy movement today.

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