About the League
For generations past and to come, THE LEAGUE represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly America. Through education, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.
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.
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.
To create a bicycle-friendly America for Everyone, improving lives and strengthening communities through bicycling.
If you know the joy of bicycling, become a League member today.
honoring our past, looking to the future
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. Learn More »