I Bike, I Vote 2022
Bikes bring us together, uniting us in a common mission: to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. For the League, much of how we shape that future takes place in Washington, DC, on Capitol Hill and in the federal government. In our efforts to make biking better, the League is successful because our support spans the political spectrum—making our work bike-partisan—and supporters like you take action by contacting your representatives or senators and speaking up for people who bike.
In just the last year, the League’s efforts on the Hill helped achieve unprecedented investments in safer, connected bicycle networks and pedestrian walkways and other life-saving projects in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including a 60% increase in Transportation Alternatives Funding. The next Congress will play a crucial role in bolstering our work to build Safe Streets For All and a better quality of life in our communities.
You can more than vote to demand Safe Streets For All: become a member
Here’s where you come in! It’s time to tell elected officials: “I bike, I vote!”
We know, you’re hearing it from everyone. But it’s important, so we’re saying it, too: Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022; in fact, early voting has already started in most states, and your vote counts.
The first step to building support in Congress for a Bicycle Friendly America starts with people like you voting. The more that people who bike are also people who vote, the more power we will collectively have to ensure Congress stands for people who ride bikes and makes our streets safer for everyone.
Get ready to vote with these voting need-to-knows:
Prepare to vote
- Are you registered? Check your registration or get registered to vote
- Know the deadlines: in some states, the deadline to register may have already passed, in 22 others plus DC you can register and vote on the same day! Check the deadlines in your state and learn about other state-specific information
- Some states require you to bring an ID to vote. See what your state requires on voting day via Vote.org.
If you or someone you know has a disability, you have the right to:
- Vote privately and independently
- Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
- This fact sheet covers how to ensure you can vote fairly
Mail in your vote
- Rules vary by state. Find your state’s policies.
- You can request an absentee or mail-in ballot by following instructions on either Vote.org or USA.gov
- Please make sure to mail your ballot early so that it is received in time to count! Every state has its own deadlines, so be sure to learn and doublecheck your state’s deadlines.
Bike to vote
- The League encourages biking to the polls (of course)! If you bike to vote, Tweet a picture and tag us @BikeLeague or use #IBikeIVote or #BikePossible.
Help others vote
- Consider signing up to be a poll worker. Here’s a factsheet with some basic information and who to contact in your state or county.
- Spread the word! Share your enthusiasm for voting with your friends and family by encouraging them to make a plan to vote as well or planning a community bike ride to the polls!
Now that you have a plan to vote, be sure to let other people know, “I Bike, I Vote” and show off that sentiment with an ‘IBikeIVote’ Neck Gaiter available in the League store. Happy voting and happy riding!