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January Club Meeting - The Advocates: Priorities for 2017

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Bike Advocates: Priorities for 2017, sponsored by Pactimo

Please note the location change: Connolly's on 47th between 5th and Madison

Event: January Club Meeting
Topic: "The Bike Advocates: Priorities for 2017", a presentation by Paul Steely White and Cyndi Steiner, sponsored by Pactimo
Date: January 10, 2017
Location: Connolly’s Bar & Restaurant, 14 East 47th St. (2rd fl.) (bet. 5th Ave. & Madison)

Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives, Executive Director

In his presentation: "The Advocates: Priorities for 2017", Paul Steely White will talk about how Transportation Alternatives will continue promoting the expansion of New York City's network of protected bike lanes, as part of the broader effort to watchdog Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024. TransAlt will continue to call on City Hall to invest more to redesign the most dangerous streets, and bring pedestrian safety improvements, better cycling infrastructure and bike share to more communities across the five boroughs. In addition, Paul will possibly address the status of the Verrazano Bridge Bike Path proposal, as a continuum of the Harbor Ring Connection, which TA has supported.

Cyndi Steiner, NJBWC, Executive Director

Cyndi plans to discuss the state of advocacy in NJ and several bills NJBWC would like to work on. She will describe our Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee process and the role NJBWC plays in it. She will also talk about the NJ Bike Depot program, the state summit and advocacy in the time of Trump, and Complete Streets in New Jersey.


6:00PM - dine, drink and schmooze
7:00PM – program
8:15PM - raffle


Paul Steeley White  - Biography

Paul Steely White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocates for bicycling, walking and traffic safety for all.

Before joining Transportation Alternatives in April 2004, he served as Africa Regional Director for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a non-profit group based in New York City. In 2011, Mr. White was selected to receive the Rockefeller Foundation's Jane Jacobs Medal, which recognizes those whose creative uses of the urban environment build a more diverse, dynamic, and equitable city. Earlier this year, Paul was recognized by the New York Academy of Medicine for his work to make New York City streets safer and healthier.

He relishes his weekends, largely spent frolicking on the Brooklyn waterfront with his 8-year- old daughter Anna Jane and his 1-year- old twins Ivy and Ray.

Cindy Steiner  - Biography

Cyndi Steiner is the Executive Director of the NJ Bike & Walk Coalition, a role she has held since summer 2012. Advocacy wins under Cyndi’s direction include the Complete Streets rebuild of RT 35 after Hurricane Sandy, the ongoing access to the George Washington Bridge during the cable replacement project (partner with TA and NYCC), new bike lane policy for Monmouth County at the Jersey Shore, addition of a new chapter on bicycle safety added to the state’s Driver’s Ed manual, organized 4 NJ Bike & Walk Summits, and creation and launch of the Bike Depots in New Jersey, where five are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. She has also helped launch more than a handful of local advocacy organizations, including the Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition, Bike & Walk Millburn, Bike & Walk Montclair and others.

Cyndi is a road, cyclocross and mountain bike racer going back to 2003; she won the 2008 NJ Women's Category Four Cup Series and the 2008 State Time Trial Championship. She also placed third in the 2013 women’s Medio Fondo NJ and second in her age group in the 2013 NJ Highlands Gran Fondo. In 2014, she served as the Grand Marshal for the Gran Fondo NJ due to her role with the NJBWC. In 2016, she placed third in the H2H Mountain Bike Series, Women Cat 3 40+. Cyndi is also a certified League Cycling Instructor with the LAB.

Prior to this role, Cyndi Steiner had a twenty-year career with Ernst & Young, working as an assistant director in their global information systems division. Cyndi is also a current member and past president of the Board of Directors of Bike New York, where she has served for more than 15 years.

Cyndi holds an MS degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in information systems management and a BS degree from Cornell University.


Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour

We are thrilled to announce a new Connolly’s/NYCC Beer Happy Hour (which will continue through the entire length of our meetings), from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The following beers will be available for purchase during the Beer Happy Hour at the discounted price of $6.00 :

Bass Ale  ·  Sam Adams  ·  Connolly’s Red or Wheat  ·  Yuengling



Raffle Prizes

  • Evergreen Vest - $85.00
  • 4 Pair of Socks - $54.00
  • Alpine Thermal Cap & Toe Covers - $55.00
  • Summit Aero Jersey - Slash Design - $125.00
  • Summit Aero Jersey - Parallel Design - $125.00
  • Ascent Air Jersey - Divide Design - $110.00
  • Ascent Air Jersey - Intersection Design - $110.00
  • Ascent Vector Bibs - Long - $135.00
  • Summit Raptor Bibs - Long - $190.00
  • Made-to-Order Kit - $240.00
  • Podium Jacket - $100.00
  • Grand Prize - Ouray Thermal Jacket - $190.00


Note: Raffle prize winners will receive NYCC/Pactimo certificates with which they can redeem their gender specific correct size prizes. Samples of the raffle prizes will be displayed at the club meeting. Although the public is invited to attend our meetings, only current NYCC members are eligible for the raffle. 

*** Please check out Pactimo’s full line of cycling apparel at:

Pactimo (pac-TEAM- O) is a Colorado cycling clothing company known for quality, reliability and unsurpassed customer service. Since 2003, they’ve shipped over 1.5 million garments to Olympians, national champions, teams, clubs and individual cyclists around the globe. Unlike many other cycling brands, their roots are in custom apparel. That means they’ve always cared most about their customer, and their specific needs and aspirations as an individual rider.



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