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Bike Maryland: Refocused and Results Oriented

By - November 22, 2016

Bike Maryland is refocusing on our core mission: advocating for better biking in the state of Maryland. We have spent the summer assessing our strengths, opportunities, aspirations. The result is a realisation that we needed to focus our time, efforts, and resources on being your voice for bike safety.

Several months ago, we announced that Bike Maryland was facing significant financial challenges. We briefly considered ending our 24-year mission of providing bicycle safety education and advocacy. However, with the help of a substantial reduction in overhead expenses, improved management processes, and great teamwork among our volunteer board members and interim executive director, our mission will continue.

From the very beginning, Bike Maryland’s core mission was advocating for safer cycling. Kim Lamphier, a volunteer Board member will take the lead, and we will conduct a statewide bicycle symposium in Annapolis on March 8, 2017.   Look for an invitation to this important event over the next few weeks.

Our interim volunteer Executive Director, Steve Miller has done an incredible job over the last six months in stabilising the organisation and assisting us in making some of these difficult but needed decisions. We wish to thank Steve for his tireless commitment.

We’ve spent the last eight months positioning Bike Maryland to be able to rehire an executive director.   We’ve been successful in doing so, but our fundraising has to be on-going.   We’d like to kick off a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $20,000

If you believe that Bike Maryland’s mission is worth continuing, then please supporting us financially in one or more of the following ways:

  • If you are currently a member, thank you. Please renew your membership when it comes due.
  • If you are not a member, please consider joining Bike Maryland. Your membership not only increases the visibility of the organisation but supports us financially. Visit the  Become a Member page to sign up.
  • Purchase some of our merchandise. Visit the Merchandise page to see our selection of bicycling apparel.
  • You can donate directly to Bike Maryland. Visit our Donate page for more information:
  • If your employer has a matching gift program, please take advantage of that to increase the impact of your donation.
  • If your business can benefit from having exposure to nearly 20,000 cyclists, reach out to Bike Maryland to sponsor one of our events.
  • You can also donate through the United Way by designating your gift to go to Bike Maryland.
  • Your bike club or organisation may have the ability to support Bike Maryland as several have.

No matter how you might choose to donate to our mission, we want you to have confidence that your money is being used wisely and effectively. You have our promise to be transparent in our financial activities and to regularly report back to you on our initiatives and progress.

Won’t you please donate to us now?

Kevin King

Bike Maryland Board President

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