WDTN Channel 2 (Dayton) ran a feature story on the 3 foot distance to pass bicyclists law on the 6 pm news. The story includes an interview with the HB 154 sponsor Rep. Mike Henne and portions of Chuck Smith's interview with Channel 2 News Anchor Mark Allan.

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Ohio Bicycle Federation awarded grants from our Share the Road license plate fund to 4 organizations:

  • St. Henry Catholic Church will receive $100 for Open Street Days in 6 communities in Mercer County. 7 historic churches will open their doors for architecture tours and offer hospitality for participants. Safe cycling cue sheets and passports will provide safety and group touring etiquette to cyclists.
  • Gahanna Bicycle and Trail Advisory Committee will receive $200 to purchase helmets to be distributed with the bicycles that they refurbish to be donated to the Gahanna Residents In Need organization. These bikes are unclaimed abandoned bicycles from the Gahanna Police Department.
  • Columbus Outdoor Pursuits will receive $875 to purchase a public tool kiosk to be placed in Merion Village, Columbus, near their office and to fund an education program on maintenance to be provided by Franklinton Cycleworks. This maintenance kiosk will also benefit users of the mountain bike course that will be built near the COP office on the south side of Columbus.
  • Bike Miami Valley will receive $1200 to purchase and distribute the LAB Quick Guides to cyclists in southwest Ohio. These guides will increase confidence for cyclists by instructing them on bike laws and where to ride. Congratulations to all these organizations and thank you for your work to educate and encourage cyclists in your communities

Read more: 2018 Bicycling Development Grants

The Team Stelleri bicycle racing team of Cleveland joined OBF during our OBF Day in Cleveland on June 3.   In the photo, Team Stelleri Captain Pamela Semanik models the new OBF "Three Feet Passing" kit in the Cleveland Velodrome.   Note the OBF banner behind Pamela.   OBF was one of the founding organizations behind the Cleveland Velodrome, and a banner bearing OBF's logo appears on the track throughout the Cleveland Velodrome racing season.
 
Help us celebrate and publicize OBF's legislative victory and our new Ohio law by wearing your own OBF "Three Feet Passing" kit!   
 
If an OBF member, enter the "OBF" code for a discount at check-out!
 

Read more: OBF "Three Feet Passing" Kit Now Available!

Read the statement regarding the Ohio Bicycle Federation's award as read by Bike Miami Valley Executive Director Laura Estandia when she presented the Advocacy Organization Award for 2017 to the Ohio Bicycle Federation during the Miami Valley Bicycling Summit on May 5 in Wright State University's Student Union Building.

Advocacy Organization or Group Award

This award goes to a bicycling organization or group that, in the past 2 years, has made significant progress advancing bicycling opportunities. Their leadership has worked together tirelessly to grow and strengthen their organization and fulfill their mission. The proof of their effort is in the growth of their campaigns and the victories that they have achieved for people who choose to go by bike in the state. Please join me as we recognize, the Ohio Bicycling Federation, Chaired by Chuck Smith, as Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2017.

Details about the recipient, Ohio Bicycling Federation:

The Ohio Bicycle Federation’s most successful effort since the last Cycling Summit is the passage and enactment of Ohio’s Three Foot Safe Passing law, an effort that they have been working on for several years. Under the leadership of Chuck Smith, OBF tirelessly lobbied the Ohio General Assembly, session after session to identify sponsors, and co-sponsors of numerous bills. OBF members testified in Columbus in favor of this bill - not an easy task. OBF also hosted a very useful tool on their web site to assist Ohio citizens to contact with their senator and representative at the state house about…

Read more: OBF awarded Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2017

 

The word is spreading about Ohio's new three-foot bicycle passing law! 

Read more: Pledge to give three feet when passing a bicyclist. Tell your friends how pledging to #give3feetOH will make Ohio roads safer.