The Indiana Bicycle Coalition is applying for a Bicycle Indiana license plate and needs to collect 500 signatures by Monday, April 27th to demonstrate sufficient demand. Several local bike shops will be collecting signatures now through the weekend, and they will submit them to the IBC on Monday:
UPDATE: Fiddler’s Hearth will also have a petition available through this weekend; inquire at the bar to sign.
All About Cycling and Fitness (Elkhart)
The Avenue Bicycle Station (South Bend)
Family Bicycle (Elkhart)
Lincoln Avenue Bicycle (Goshen)
Outpost Sports (Mishawaka)
ProForm (South Bend)
Spin Zone Cycling (Granger).
Please stop by and sign if you support this effort, or see below for information about submitting your own petition.
If the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles approves the application, you would be able to buy a special Bicycle plate for $40 (not including your vehicle fee) beginning in 2010 or 2011. IBC would receive $25 from each plate sold. Those funds would go a long way toward helping their mission to assist communities throughout Indiana to realize the economic, recreational and health benefits of bicycling.
More importantly, however, for the first time Hoosier citizens would be able to display a license plate that expresses their support of bicycling. To apply, the IBC needs to quickly acquire the name, address and signatures of 500 individuals who would be willing to purchase a Bicycle Indiana license plate, if approved.
Collecting Your Own Signatures:
If you can’t stop by one of the shops mentioned above, or would like to collect and submit your own signatures (perhaps you work with a bunch of cyclists?), you can download and print the petition from the IBC website.
Once completed, fax the form to the IBC at 317-466-9701