Cascade Bike Club Creates Advocacy Leadership Institute – Seeks Applicants for July-Sept Class

Cascade Bicycle Club has created an Advocacy Leadership Institute.  This will help with creating advocates for bikeable communities.

The Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) will develop local bicycle advocates and enthusiasts into leaders who inspire communities to advocate – and inspire others to advocate – for a bike-friendly Seattle.

Building on Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission to create better communities through bicycling, ALI will train a diverse group of 15 people from across Seattle to organize in their communities, advocate for bicycle-friendly transportation plans and policies, and get better bicycling infrastructure built on the ground.

The 2012 Advocacy Leadership Institute will run from July 1 1 through Sept. 24, meeting nearly weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm  in downtown Seattle. Participants are expected to attend at least six out of the eight trainings. Though the program is free, participants must be truly committed to making Seattle a great city for bicycling.

Applications are due by Friday, June 1. Admittance to the program will be based on your passion for making Seattle a world-class city for bicycling. Minorities, women, and people of all ages are encouraged to apply.

For more information contact Max Hepp-BuchananAdvocacy Campaigns Manager, Cascade Bicycle ClubCascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, phone: 206-2261040 and email: