Your Bicycling Resources

Biking is so fun, feeling the wind on your face, and watching the landscape fly by. And the only energy you burn is your own calories! If only there were safer roads for biking, and more bike paths! Here are resources for advocacy for bicycling, and more:

Effective Advocacy for Bicycling. You can make a difference in cycling by participation in your local governmental public input process, or by serving on boards and commissions.To do so you will need to know that the issues are, and what the public perception of cycling is, arguments that you are likely to encounter, and the methods to defeat them or advance them as the case may be.
www.bicyclinglife.com

The League of American Bicyclists–Working for a Bike-Friendly America.
Check out their education center for info on how to bring better bicycling to your community.
www.bikeleague.org

Probicycle.com provides a different view on bicycling rights with the slogan, “Same Roads, Same Rights, Same Rules” Interesting resource if you are a biker who wants to be considered a vehicle operator. Advocacy By Cyclists for Cyclists.
www.probicycle.com

International Bicycle Fund. A non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and bicycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
ibike.org

Rails to Trails Conservancy wants old train rights of way converted into low impact transportation corridors for cyclist and pedestrians.
railtrails.org

Transportation for Livable Communities envisions the creation of more livable communities through the improvement of transportation. There are a number of sites on the web for localized groups working on these issues, and here is a good starting point:
www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/smart_growth/tlc_grants

By the Care2 Staff

7 comments

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Masha Samoilova
Past Member 5 years ago

thanks

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thanks.

Tarryn S.
Tarryn S.6 years ago

Thankyou...I hadn't heard of ibike before. I just quickly checked it out and will be going back to the website for a more indepth read.

Vernon Huffman
Vernon Huffman6 years ago

We're bicycling from San Francisco to Washington, DC between 24-July and 22-Sept, 2010, without motorized support. Cynthia McKinney, six term Member of Congress and 2008 Green Party nominee for President, is riding. The ride will demonstrate the bicycle as a transformational tool to solve the problems of Climate Change, Oil Wars, the Health Crisis, and the Economic Crunch. Along the way, riders will facilitate community discussions around the question "How can we support each other to live true to our best values?"

Our route, schedule, and discussion group are open to anybody with a free Google account. Please join us. If you would like to bicycle all or part of the route, plan a convergence ride, or host riders passing through your community, please e-mail bike4peace@googlegroups.com. Please forward this and re-post to others who might be interested.

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| __o CONTINENTAL CRITICAL MASS
| _`;,_ plan to ride from home
| (*)/ (*) CONVERGE ON WASHINGTON, DC
| 22 SEPT - World Car-Free Day
| http://b4p.bbnow.org/
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Nikola Paganini
John Lost8 years ago

i think that I need to use the help

Nanosh Lucas
Nanosh Lucas8 years ago

Here is a small company in the Bay Area developing mobility resources for the elderly and disabled: http://www.handsonengineering.com/