April 2016 activity report

 Catherine joins Steve Magas, the Ohio Bike Lawyer, and James Young of the Columbus Public Service Department to talk bikes on WOSU's Ann Fisher Show.

Catherine joins Steve Magas, the Ohio Bike Lawyer, and James Young of the Columbus Public Service Department to talk bikes on WOSU's Ann Fisher Show.

Welcome to the monthly feature in which we round up all our events, earned media, program delivery, meetings and speaking engagements for the month. Representation and outreach like this is what you fund with your membership dollars and major gifts, folks! Behold, April:

April 1

Ride of Silence wine tasting fundraiser with John the Wine Guy

April 4

Regular meeting of MORPC’s Community Advisory Council, on which Catherine serves

Ride of Silence planning meeting

April 5–7

Safe Routes to School National Conference

Delivered the presentation: "Are we at a tipping point? Learn how data can keep us there.", with Seth LaJeunesse, National Center for SRTS

Led a professional development ride workshop with 20 attendees from around the country that combined urban bike tourism with instruction on how to deliver on-road education

Participated in "Ride with a cop" workshop with Hilliard police officer Ron Burkitt

April 7

This Week Community News: "City to begin downtown street resurfacing project"

All Sides with Ann Fisher: "Cycling in Ohio" 

April 8

Meeting with the new City of Columbus Director of Public Service, Jennifer Gallagher

April 9

Year of Yay! ride with "Earth Day" theme

Yay Bikes! fundraiser at Lineage Brewing—ride cancelled :(

April 11

Ride of Silence happy hour fundraiser at Hills Market Downtown

April 12

How We Roll ride with OSU City & Regional Planning graduate students

April 13

Meeting with Dero Bike Racks representative to discuss becoming a local distributor

Regular board meeting of the Downtown Residents Association of Columbus, on which Catherine serves

April 14

Bike the Cbus planning meeting

Smart City meeting with US Department of Transportation

April 16

Pedal Instead at OSU Spring Game

April 18

Yay Bikes! board meeting

April 19

Meeting with Pam O'Grady, Director, Government Affairs, and Kimber Perfect, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, for the City of Columbus Office of Mayor Andrew Ginther

April 20

Meeting with Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeny and Nick Tepe, Director, Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library

Regular public meeting of the Downtown Residents Association of Columbus, on which Catherine serves

April 21

Connect Columbus community advisory meeting

Bike the Cbus planning meeting

Presentation to OPAL (Olentangy, Powell and Liberty Trails)

April 23

Pedal Instead at Columbus Earth Day

Week of April 25

Placing of Ride of Silence "ghost bikes" throughout Columbus

April 27

Columbus Metropolitan Club presentation: "Bicycle Power: On the Path to Bikes"

Regular meeting of the Central Ohio Greenways board, on which Catherine serves

Regular meeting of the City of Columbus' Bicycle Working Group, on which Catherine serves 

April 28

Regular meeting of the City of Columbus Green Team Built Environment & Infrastructure Committee, on which Catherine serves

Ride of Silence planning meeting