Want to learn how to be an effective bike advocate? Register for our Virginia Advocacy 101 training on Saturday, November 19th. What: The training, led by WABA’s advocacy team, is for Virginia folks interested in making their community more bike-friendly. We’ll explore how decisions are made in Virginia, and dive into some of the fundamental tools and approaches to influencing those decisions to make our communities more bike-friendly. When: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm Where: Westover Branch Library 1644 N McKinley Rd Arlington, VA Why: You have an idea that will make it easier and safer to bike in your community and want to learn how to make it happen. Whether it’s restriping a bike lane or trimming a bush to improve sight lines; getting a new protected bike lane, lighting a dark stretch of trail, improving an intersection or changing a city policy, coming up with great ideas to improve biking in your community is usually not the challenge; Getting a solution implemented is. And that’s what effective advocacy is all about. While parts of the region have made great strides recently, we have a long way to go. That’s what we work towards every day. And while pushing for a great solution can be challenging, anyone can be an effective bicycle advocate— and a little training can help a lot.