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…

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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.

The UrbanCincy has an article about Ohio being the 16th best state for bicyclists as ranked by the League of American Bicyclists. We have the potential to move up if we pass HB 154. Read the article.

Read more: An article about Ohio’s bicycling ranking by the LAB