What’s a title without a little hyperbole? Boring, I say!
I interned in the legislature and in Peter DeFazio’s Eugene District Office, not to mention being President of the UO Transportation and Livability group LiveMove and the Vice President of GEARs. I have a lot of experience as an advocate, and I am hoping that the Eugene-Springfield community of bicyclists will help me put those skills to work. – Price Armstrong
But this hyperbole is sort of accurate – if your definition of “saving the world” includes sending a well-trained advocate to The National Bike Summit in Washington DC to represent the advocacy wing of GEARs – He’s a modern-day superhero on a mission to help save Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancement Funding, and to help strengthen GEARs relationships with other advocacy organizations and help take Eugene to the next level (platinum) for biking.
Who am I taking about? GEARs Advocacy Committee Chair Price Armstrong, of course! Unfortunately, attending this conference is expensive; while Price was awarded free airfare to the conference, he still needs to raise $375 to pay for registration and other expenses. Luckily Price is also an experienced mechanic, and is raising money by offering bike tune-ups for a suggested donation of $40. Since we’re half-way through the winter, and I can hear most of the bikes out on the trails before I see them, I’d think many of you might want to take Price up on his offer. Don’t put this off, Price has less than 5 weeks to raise the money, and many of your beloved rides need help long before that (this is also really cheap!).
Price has written an article for the GEARs blog explaining the GEARs Advocacy committee, which you can read here. Please take the jump to read in Price’s own words how you can, and why you should, send him to The National Bike Summit.