Lest we think we were the first State Wide Advocacy group, David Irvine has sent along this item from his important papers drawer. It is a 1984 issue of "The Seatpost," the newsletter of the Nashville Wheelmen. It also contains the minutes of the Bicycle Federation of Tennessee. There has been at least one other attempt to revive this state wide cycling organization since these guys.
What caused these folks to vanish and what can we learn from them? We have e-mail, the internet, Webex, and cheap long distance. We seem to have more statewide involvement and more attention from the state. Our roads are definitely better for cycling Are these enough? Just like the poster in 1984, we need input from an active membership. Otherwise some advocate in 2020 will be scavenging Google Archives and find our bones. And they had the same pesky logo issue.
I'm optimistic. This time history is on our side.