Friday, March 23, 2012

Pedal America Receives Terrific Reviews from Bike Summit Attendees

My friend David Levy showed a clip of his Pedal America TV show, which filmed an episode here in Tampa and on the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club, at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC this week and got rave reviews. Check out David's assessment of the bike advocates' response to Pedal America.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On Wednesday, March 21, the National Bicycle Summit in Washington, DC played a compilation DVD of Pedal America for 800 attendees representing 49 states.

I'm thrilled to report that the response was overwhelmingly positive. Shortly after the screening and the following day, Summit attendees swarmed me with business cards and requests for our team to do episodes on cities, towns, and parks In their respective cities. Senators and House Representatives from Illinois, Oregon, Missouri, North Carolina, and California also expressed high marks for Pedal America.

More importantly, the bike industry's national nonprofit advocacy organizations including the League of American Bicyclists, IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association), Bikes Belong, and the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking all expressed high interest in helping the series to reach their respective national and international members and member groups. This is wonderful for all of Pedal America's sponsorship partners.

Trek Bikes' Brand Manager issued multiple kudos, as well.

We are thrilled by the response and look ahead to the series' continued growth when it debuts on local PBS and public television stations nationwide on May 5th. Please check your local listings, and visit our website at and click on "Where To Find Us."

Ira David

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