About Us

For generations past and to come, the League of American Bicyclists is the grassroots movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Through education, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.

We Believe

Bicycling brings people together.

Bicycling makes life better for everyone.

When more people ride bikes:

People are happier and healthier

Our communities are safer, stronger and better connected

Our nation is socially and economically stronger

Our environment is more protected and we are slowing climate change


Our Mission

To create a bicycle-friendly America for Everyone, improving lives and strengthening communities through bicycling.

Our Vision

We envision a nation where everyone, whether they bike or not, recognizes and enjoys the many benefits and opportunities of bicycling and where everyone can experience the joy of bicycling.

If you know the joy of bicycling, become a Bike League member today.


The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as “wheelmen,” were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians. The League draws on a unique history and depth of knowledge and also has a commitment to propel the new, diverse and growing ranks of bicyclists in the United States, recognizing and representing the current and future face of the cycling movement.

In an effort to improve riding conditions so they might better enjoy their newly discovered sport, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads. Read more about the League’s history here.

History of Bike League