Adventure Cycling Association's nonprofit mission is to
inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and
self-discovery. As America's largest recreational cycling association,
it has developed the National Bicycle Route Network, encompassing more
than 38,158 miles (and growing) of road and mountain bike trails, which
are depicted on high-quality route maps.
The Alliance For Biking And Walking is the national
coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy
organizations working in unison to break down the barriers to safe
bicycling and walking in North American communities. They bring leaders
of their member organizations together to help each other grow their
organizations and become more effective. They also strengthen
organizations through resource sharing and training opportunities, and
help create organizations in underserved communities.
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program
that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling. A
Bicycle-Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and
encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation. The
League of American Bicyclists administers the Bicycle Friendly Community
This is the advocacy program of the Washington Area
Bicyclist Association, a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded
program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle
helmet information. Volunteers from the BHSI serve on the ASTM bicycle
helmet standard committee and are active in commenting on actions of the
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The International Bicycle Fund is a non-governmental,
non-profit organization, promoting sustainable transport and
international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized
urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible
travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
(ITDP) works to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable
transportation policies and projects worldwide. ITDP helps
municipalities and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implement
projects which demonstrate how transport emissions and accidents can be
reduced or the basic mobility of the poor can be improved. Programs
include bus rapid transit, congestion pricing, pedestrianization,
bicycle and pedestrian planning, brownfield revitalization, bicycle and
cycle rickshaw modernization and emerging work in health-service
delivery logistics. All projects are used to leverage additional
resources from international development institutions and encourage
The League of American Bicyclists began when bikes, not
cars, ruled the roads. Today, this organization is a leader in
advocating and educating on behalf of cyclists in every state. They also
organize major cycling rallies and support many local and state cycling
groups across America.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by
cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires
and empowers people with cancer. We believe that in the battle with
cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is
Peace Pedalers creates more peace and understanding between
nations through cultural exchange and education worldwide. They ride
special tandem bicycles and leave the rear seat open allowing new
friends they meet around the world to ride as a gesture of peace, trust,
acceptance, openness and love.
The goal of The Surface Transportation Policy Project is to
ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy,
protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy,
promote social equity, and make communities more livable.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is the
world's largest endurance sports training program. The program provides
training to participate in century (100-mile) bike rides, triathlons or
to run or walk marathons and half marathons. Since 1988, more than
300,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $700 million
to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
The mission of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking
(NCBW) is to change the way communities are planned, designed, and
managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and
bike easily, safely, and regularly.
Trips for Kids provides mountain-bike outings and education
for kids that would not otherwise experience these activities. Their
goal is to combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and
environmental awareness through development of practical skills and the
simple act of having fun. Their Earn-A-Bike program focuses on recycling
used bikes and bike parts and provides job-training programs for youth.
The bikes that the program repairs provide safe, environmentally
friendly and affordable transportation for both children and adults.
This national program also supports individuals or groups who would like
to form a similar organization in their community.
The foundation of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is built
upon the recognition of the competitors and contributors to the sport of
cycling. Since 1987, there has been an annual induction of Americans
who have achieved tremendous success in racing or by enhancing the sport
of cycling through innovation, coaching, and their full participation
in the sport. This site honors these great people.
Thousands of young athletes aspire to be Olympic and world
champions just like Lance Armstrong, Leigh Donovan, Marty Nothstein and
Susan Demattei. It is a long, hard road to the top requiring a strong
commitment from athletes, parents and you! Your support directly
benefits young athletes in all disciplines of cycling.
USA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized
by the US Olympic Committee and is responsible for identifying, training
and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international
competitions. The major activities of USA Cycling ensure the ongoing
development and safe participation in the sport of cycling.
World Bicycle Relief's vision is that simple sustainable
mobility is an essential element in disaster relief and poverty relief.
In developed and developing countries, bicycles fulfill the basic
mobility needs of individuals, and have a direct impact in support of
Health Care, Education, and Economic Development. Bicycles empower
individuals, their families, and their communities. World Bicycle
Relief's mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood
through the power of bicycles.
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. was created to give
instructional and educational support for non-traditional sports taught
in schools, after school activities and youth organizations. YES, Inc.
will also help if you want to start a "non-traditional sport" club, such