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Sponsor Spotlight: NBDA

As we prepare for the 2014 National Bike Summit, we’ve reached out to our generous sponsors to ask: What speaks to you about bicycling? What excites you about the Summit? Here, we hear from Fred Clements, Executive Director of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

The tactile sensation of the ride is probably first for me, the experience itself. There’s nothing like gliding along, almost flying, moving through the world under your own power. Second would be what happens after the ride, the good feeling after exercise, the long and short-term health benefits, the ability to eat like a pig without consequence. Ride and good things happen.

Transportation policy can be pretty interesting, and it’s fascinating to see all the various interests at work and to be able to represent the interests of cyclists and the bicycle business. We are dependent on the government to accommodate bikes, and we need to engage with both elected and non-elected officials to make the case. Time at the Summit is time well spent.

Thanks to Fred and NBDA — and all of our sponsors — for their support this year! If you haven’t yet registered for the National Women’s Bicycling Forum and National Bike Summit, don’t delay — sign up today!