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The $100 Million Question

Elly Blue-smOur friend Elly Blue, a member of the Women Bike Advisory Board, shared her daydream on Twitter on Wednesday: “If you had $100 million to put into growing the bicycle movement, how would you deploy it?”

Not surprisingly, Blue, who runs Taking the Lane, got scores of responses. We chimed in too, sending her message out to our followers to see what ideas people could cook up. They ranged from creating a Super PAC to building more cycle tracks to hiring Justin Beiber as a spokesman.

Her question comes at a good time: We’re preparing for the 2013 National Bike Summit here in Washington, D.C. We’ll be chipping away at that very question and plenty more on March 4-6 as hundreds of advocates, government staffers and enthusiasts take part in the wide array of workshops and briefings. After all, “Bicycling Means Business” and the Summit will give you a voice in these conversations.

Check out what people had to say in response to Blue, and be sure to keep thinking about these questions and others as you prepare for the Summit in March. (Click on the image for the full slate of selected responses.)


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