“Where are they now? They are living among us. Average citizens, average heroes. Quietly and anonymously continuing to make the world a better place.” — From “The Incredibles”
You know one. You may even be one. An Everyday Superhero of Bicycling who works to make the world a better place for bicycling, that is.
Some of the things an Everyday Superhero might do:
- Teach someone to ride a bike
- Help someone find the best route from Point A to Point B
- Start a local group that does something to promote and improve bicycling
- Help develop a bike master plan and get it adopted
- Get a Complete Streets ordinance in your hometown
- Teach someone to fix a flat
- Get 20mph (the Neighborhood Safe Streets Law) adopted in your town
- Serve on a Bicycle Advisory Board
- Run for office as a bike-friendly candidate
- Organize or volunteer at a Kidical Mass ride or Open Streets event
- Nominate your town for Bicycle Friendly Community recognition
- Make your business a Bicycle Friendly Business
- Contact a legislator in support of more funding and better laws
- Take local leaders and traffic engineers on a bike ride to highlight areas that need improvement
- Run a community bike shop
- Volunteer for a kids’ bike program at a school, community center, or youth program
Everyday Superheroes also serves as the theme of this year’s Washington Bikes Auction and Gala, coming up October 17, 2015, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. We like to call it the biggest bike party of the year. It also serves to bring in revenues essential for our bike advocacy work.
We want to highlight and thank your Everyday Superheroes before, during, and after the event. Tell us about them using the form below, and attend the gala if you can. It’s a Super thing you can do for bike advocacy.
- Auction information
- Donate items/experiences to the auction
- Buy your tickets early (sell-out event!)
And in case you were wondering — no, you don’t have to wear Spandex to be a superhero.