Resources for Clubs
For Bicycle Friendly Communities and bike advocacy groups, the importance of collecting bike data is often well known. From manual counts to surveys, bike parking data to automated counts, bike data is more available than ever. Analyzing, organizing and communicating that data for meaningful change, however, remains challenging and under-discussed.
What are the best-practices for collecting, analyzing and communicating bike data? How can advocates get the most out of a little bit of data? How can manual bike counts be leveraged in a community to support change? During this free one-hour webinar, hear from bike data experts and the winners of this year’s Bikes Count data competition on all things bike data.
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New Insights on Biking Among Older Adults
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Join representatives from the League as we preview our 2021 Benchmarking “Mini-Report” on Walking and Biking Among Older Adults. The report aggregates national trend data on biking and walking to inform advocates on how best to advocate for older adults by expanding active transportation resources. The webinar will also preview a new training module within the League's Smart Cycling course focused on ways older adults can get started or return to bicycling. Topics will include how to choose a bike (including ebikes, recumbents and trikes), flexibility and balance considerations, and more. This new report, Smart Cycling course, and webinar were made possible by the generous support of AARP.
What do the election results mean for bicycling and walking?
Thursday, November 12, 2020
After a contentious election season, we will soon have some results. What will these new results tell us about the next transportation bill, the administration and the future of bicycling and walking. Join Caron Whitaker for a breakdown of election results, the League's policy goals, and next steps for the next transportation bill.
On Your Left!: The transformative power of eCargo bikes in your community’s vehicle fleet
November 24, 2020
Join the League of American Bicyclists and Saris Infrastructure to learn how commercial and public sector eCargo bikes will make your community more bike friendly and discover innovative ways to advocate for eCargo bikes in your community’s fleet. Representatives from the City of Madison and Saris Infrastructure will discuss findings, lessons learned and best practices developed from America’s first public sector eCargo bike pilot.
(Co-hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and Eco-Counter)
October 28, 2020 (90 minutes)
Bike data is an essential tool to develop, maintain and communicate the success of cycling projects. From automated counters to GPS traces, bikeshare data to crash statistics, data plays an increasingly pivotal role in cycling planning. Sometimes, however, collecting, managing and actually using that data can seem like a minefield.
What are the best practices for collecting data? How can bike data collection contribute to Bicycle Friendly Community certification? How can data be applied for quick-wins in my community?
During this webinar – co-hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and Eco-Counter – hear from leading industry experts, advocates and practitioners about ways in which bike data can be leveraged to make communities more bicycle friendly.
Designing Better Micromobility Footprints: Overcoming new challenges in creating bicycle-friendly campuses and communities
(Co-hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and Ground Control Systems)
January 29, 2020
What does creating the Micromobility narrative look like? Today’s world is complex and difficult; there are so many vehicles to choose from in the transportation space (push-pedal bikes, e-bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.). How do you control the footprint? This is a challenge we have never faced before and the tools available for planning have never been so robust (BIM, Revit, 2D/3D Autocad, etc.). For university campuses and surrounding communities, this means having to create, design & implement transportation programs. These programs need to educate & encourage active ridership while making infrastructure improvements, providing enforcement, and creating continual planning. By tackling specific challenges, UC Davis, University of Kentucky, and Michigan State University have created a safer and more effective Micromobility Footprint and have fostered health and wellness for their communities.
Bike Shops: Going Above and Beyond with the Bicycle Friendly Business Program (Hosted by NBDA/National Bicycle Dealers Association)
October 29, 2019
Of course every bike shop is friendly to bikes, but what does it take for a local bike shop to become certified as a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) by the League of American Bicyclists? Why would a customer choose a bike shop with a BFB designation, and what's the difference between a shop that earns Bronze-level BFB status and Platinum status? The BFB program can help your shop build a network of bike educators and advocates for bicycling, reach more customers, spread more bike joy, and advocate for better bicycling in your community. Over the last 11 years, the League’s BFB program has helped over 300 local bike shops across the country go above and beyond the standard "bikes are our business" model and become the heart of growing and empowering their local bicycling community. Please join us to learn how the BFB program has worked for others and what it can do for your employees, your customers, and your community.
Fostering Civic Engagement: Volunteers and Advocates Building Robust Communities (Hosted by Healthy Americas Institute)
October 10, 2019
In a thriving community, residents play an active role in civic life. Through civic engagement such as volunteering, collecting data to inform policymakers, being an advocate in schools, or talking to neighbors about registering to vote, residents improve health and well-being for all. But achieving robust participation in civic life requires support and access to tools, a willingness on the part of community institutions to invite and listen to residents, and role models that inspire. This webinar will provide examples of successfully fostering civic engagement in Hispanic communities along with tools, resources, and hopefully a good dose of inspiration.
Collecting and Applying Bike Data: Current and Future Trends
September 25, 2019
As data plays an increasingly important role in the way in which we plan our cities, data on cycling trends and behaviors is becoming increasingly prevalent and accessible. Automated cyclist counts, GPS tracking, and crash statistics are just a few examples. But how can these types of data be meaningfully used? During this webinar co-hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and Eco-Counter both practitioners and advocates will share insights into how cycling data can contribute to evidence-based planning decisions and make communities more bicycle friendly.
A Deep Dive on the Senate EPW Committee's Transportation Bill Draft
August 2, 2019
Join Caron Whitaker to learn more about the new policy and programs in the EPW Transportation bill that will affect bicycling and walking policy and investment.
An Overview of the Senate EPW Committee's Transportation Bill Draft
August 5, 2019
Spend your lunch with us for a quick overview of the Senate Transportation bill and find out how it will affect bicycling and walking policy and investment.
Strengthening Your Advocacy Work Through Inclusive, Creative Fun
Join advocates who have used Filmed by Bike events to strengthen their organizations and local bike cultures. Presenters will lead discussion on the importance of including an element of fun in bike advocacy efforts, with details on how to host a Filmed by Bike event as an easy way to strengthen a bike community and raise important funds.
Presenters: Ayleen Crotty, Filmed by Bike; Vikki Armstrong, Bike Walk Tompkins and Cynthia Gibson, Idaho Bike Walk Alliance
Effective ways LCIs and Advocacy Organizations can Unite to offer Bike Safety Education
A Closer Look at the new Bicycling and Walking in the United States: Benchmarking Report
The League partnered with bicycle tourism experts CycleLifeHQ to host this Bicycle Tourism webinar for Bicycle Friendly Communities, covering:
- The best practices of globally recognized bicycle tourism destinations;
- Improving local business' ability to service and capitalize on bicycle tourism;
- Getting more visitors to view and consider your bicycle travel and tourism offering; and
- Innovative funding models for developing local infrastructure.
2019 Club and Advocacy Group Insurance Webinar
Webinar recording available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4_kmyCOH_4&t=11s
Campus Bike Parking Best Practices Webinar
With over 25 years of experience in bicycle security, Ground Control Systems will share their knowledge of campus bike parking best practices and benefits, including planning and funding the project. A special guest speaker from UC Davis will also share how they successfully became a Bicycle Friendly University. View the full webinar and check out the campus bike parking slides.
Federal policy staff from the League, Safe Routes to School and People for Bikes will discuss potential policy "asks" for TAP, HSIP in the next reauthorization and look forward to hearing your ideas on what would help your state best access federal funding for bicycling and walking.
Webinar recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4OB97thh0U
Resources to Improve Health and Promote Active Transportation
Join the League's Ken McLeod, Kate Robb from the Association for Public Health and others for this discussion.
May Executive Directors' Call - Friday, May 25, 2–3pm ET
Join your peers from local and state organizations to discuss operations and programming. Hosted by Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League.
Spring Bike Club Webinar: E-bikes - Wednesday, April 18, 7–8pm ET
This quarter, we'll be focusing on issues surrounding e-bikes. E-bikes pose both great opportunities as well as many challenges for local bike clubs. While the promise of e-bikes being "the next big thing" has been circulating for more than a decade, more and more clubs are reporting rising e-bike usage among their riders.
National Bike Challenge for Advocacy Organizations
In April, we ran 5 webinars guiding advocacy organizations through the process of setting up local sites. You can hear a recording of the webinar here including the Q&A at the end to learn more.
What to know before you go: Preparing to Lobby - View the webinar here
If this is your first Summit, if you have questions about lobbying, or just want to brush up on best practices tune into this webinar. We will talk you through what happens in Bike Summit lobby day, and how you can make the most of your meetings.
What to know before you go: The policy we are lobbying on at the National Bike Summit - View the webinar here
On this webinar we'll walk through the "asks" for the National Bike Summit. The webinar will talk through the League's position on an infrastructure package and other legislation you will be discussing in your lobby day meetings.
Introduction to the Bike League Hub - View the webinar here
Bike League Hub is the new online forum meant to serve constituents of the League of American Bicyclists, including members of the Active Transportation Leadership Institute. In this webinar we will discuss the functionality of the site, the spaces that have been set up, and how you can get started using the Hub as an online gathering place for the biking and walking movement.
Using the League Action Alert system - View the webinar here
Learn how bicycling and walking advocates can use VoterVoice to reach motivated people in each state to take action. The League Action Alert system includes targeted actions that can reach federal and state legislators and petitions that can be used to collect signatures for delivery to local officials.
The Benchmarking Report Website Launch - View the webinar here
We’re proud to announce a new website exploring the Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report, which traces the rise of walking and bicycling across the nation. The League of American Bicyclists, in partnership with APHA and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, created an interactive website to make critical data from this report more accessible and user-friendly. The site demonstrates easy ways for users to explore benchmarks such as mode share, public health, and traffic safety.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use the new Benchmarking Report website and how you can apply the information you learn to advocate for bicycling and walking in your community.
Update on Federal Advocacy with Caron Whitaker - View the slides here
Learn about the developments in federal transportation policy during the Trump administration's first 100 days from Caron Whitaker, of CLW Consulting. Learn how to be a part of Bike Walk Action, a coalition of bicycling and walking organizations focused on influencing federal policy and bringing local voices to members of Congress.
Bike League Hub is the new online forum meant to serve constituents of the League of American Bicyclists, including members of the Active Transportation Leadership Institute. Watch this call to see the features of the Hub, including topics, spaces, and users profiles and understand how this forum will serve as an online gathering place for the biking and walking movement.