Speak Up: Learn Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Skills Anyone interested in learning how to speak during comments at City Council and working in tandem with the BikeSD Advocacy Team please join us for our monthly advocacy trainings. Our Advocacy Team influences decision making, resource allocation, and implementation of bicycle friendly projects and policies. Learn what a speaker slip is and how to complete it. Learn how to time your speaking for speaking at the podium at City Council meetings. Practice making a public comment. Meet other advocates. Make change happen.