A few weeks ago in Washington D.C., mountain bikers, road cyclists, bike commuters, cycling industry leaders and transportation advocates from around the country swapped spandex for dress pants as they flocked to the national capitol for the 2014 National Bike Summit. The cyclists hailed from South Carolina to Seattle with a unified purpose: get more people off their couches, out of their cars and into the saddle. 

Hosted by The League of American Bicyclists, the summit is intended to connect cyclists with political leaders, as well as provide bike enthusiasts with advocacy tools to bring home to their communities. If you couldn’t make the summit this year, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to effectively advocate for your fellow bikers from home. Here are a few tips the Polar Bottle crew picked up at the conference on how you can be a better bike advocate.

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