The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) is a statewide, nonprofit, bicycle advocacy organization with nearly 3,000 members. Through Advocacy, Coordination and Education, they strive to Make Wisconsin a Better Place to Bicycle.
Bikes Belong is sponsored by the U.S. bicycle industry with the goal of putting more people on bicycles more often. They have nearly 400 members—bicycle suppliers and retailers combining resources to improve bicycling in America.
Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Instead of fighting for better streets block by block, the National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel and function of the roads and streets in the community, by changing the way most roads are planned, designed, and constructed.
Mountain bicycling has become popular around the world, and most land managers and trail-user groups have come to acknowledge the legitimacy of responsible mountain bicycling on public lands. IMBA offers many programs designed to bring bike advocates and land managers together in productive partnerships.
The Iowa Bicycle Coalition is an exciting organization working to promote Iowa cycling as safe and enjoyable recreation and transportation. The 501(c)(3) non-profit group was launched by bicycling advocates from across Iowa and will unite the voices of road riders, mountain bikers, recreation riders, commuters, and anyone else who prefers a bicycle for recreation and transportation.
Founded in 1880 as the The League of American Wheelmen, the LAB has grown into the nation's largest grassroots bike advocacy group. They spearheaded the revolution in national transportation funding that culminated in the $3 Billion SAFETEA-LU bill. Their Bicycle Friendly Communities project has helped renew the concept of bicycle friendly communities in many towns where the idea has struggled.
The NBDA is a non-profit association promoting the interests of every specialty bicycle retailer in the United States. Each dollar raised goes towards funding member programs, and every program is approved by an active, elected volunteer board of directors comprised of specialty bicycle retailers.
These folks actually convinced the city to take a lane away from cars and give it to bicyclists. And remember Critical Mass? Some folks aren't too keen on the in your face behavior of some Critical Massers. The SFBC's creative solution is the Critical Manners ride. Practical, creative and effective
Thunderhead is a coalition of over 120 local and state grassroots bicycle advocacy groups working in 48 states and one Canadian Province. Thunderhead works by helping new and established bicycle advocacy organizations learn from experienced advocacy veterans and leap-frog to a high level of effectiveness in a short period of time. Thunderhead shares best practices though executive coaching, publishing how-to guides and training seminars for member organizations. The genius of Thunderhead is bringing together seasoned, effective veteran advocates with new and growing advocates to share what they know.
Their mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. Simple, sustainable transportation is an essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles fulfill basic needs by providing access to healthcare, education and economic development. Bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities.