Alliance for Biking and Walking Archive

The Alliance for Biking and Walking was founded in 1996 as the Thunderhead Alliance after a meeting of grassroots bicycle and pedestrian advocates at the Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming. Growing from a meeting of 20 people to a national coalition of several hundred organizations, the Alliance pursued a mission to create, strengthen, and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. Upon ceasing operations in 2016, the Alliance transferred its archives to the League of American Bicyclists, which will continue to pursue the mission of the Alliance for Biking and Walking by delivering services to the hundreds of advocacy organizations that are members of the League of American Bicyclists.

Winning Campaigns Training Materials

This shared folder provides materials from the Alliance for Biking and Walking's Winning Campaigns Training. The Winning Campaigns workbook and campaign blueprint worksheet are available in English and Spanish. The Winning Campaigns Training is designed to aid advocacy organizations in the development of effective advocacy campaigns.

The State of the Movement

The State of the Movement provides information on Alliance member organizations from 2015, including organization size, budget, project types, and other information that provides insight into the state of the movement for biking and walking.

Building Equity

Building Equity provides an idea book for how better bicycle infrastructure interact with race, class, and ethnicity to improve communities.

The Open Streets Guide

The Open Streets Guide shares information about open streets - events that shut streets down for cars and open them for everyone else - and provides guidance to communities to create their own open streets events.

Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business

Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business highlights the economic potential of better bike networks and why businesses should support better bike infrastructure on their streets.

Top 10 Tips

This Top 10 Tips sheet provides ten tips for people starting bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations and developing those organizations over time.

Guide to Fundraising Rides

The Alliance's Guide to Fundraising Rides provides guidance on how an organization can create and maintain a fundraising ride to raise funds for bicycling and walking advocacy, including tips on the many logistics issues of a large event.

Earned Income Tipsheet

This Earned Income Tipsheet provides tips to advocates interested in pursuing earned income as a non-profit entity.

We Bike, We Vote

This infographic details the differences between a 501c(3) and 501c(4) organization and how both organizations can publicize biking and walking issues.