Policy and Advocacy

The Bike League works to make biking better

We are the voice of the nation’s 57 million bicyclists, promoting and protecting your right to ride

From the halls of Congress to the streets of your community, the Bike League is working to make your next ride safer and more convenient with fewer "Bike Lane Ends" signs and more protected places for you, your family, and your neighbors to ride.

Our advocacy efforts span the spectrum, from lobbying Congress for our fair share of funding to empowering state and local advocates with the tools to win campaigns for better bike policies in your town. Since 1880, we have been the hub of information that gets the wheels spinning in communities nationwide. At the federal, state and local level, our efforts unite the voices of people who bike.

Advocacy Update

October 30, 2017

In the lead-up to our Bicycle Friendly State ranking release last week, we received a few updates on interesting advocacy campaigns that we wanted to share.

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Coming to grips with Oregon’s Bike Tax

July 24, 2017

Oregon’s new transportation bill will dedicate over $125 million to biking and walking over the next 10 years, but includes a $15 tax on bikes that cost more than $200. In this post we look at the implications of this first-in-the-nation bike tax.

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Summer (Bike) Fun: Kids’ Bike Camp

July 28, 2015

Each summer, kids flock to the Community Cycling Center’s shop with their bikes, imaginations, and goals to expand their geographic and personal horizons. Our Bike Camp program teaches safety, group riding technique, right of way, and basic, hands-on maintenance skills. But the biggest lesson is the empowerment kids receive from a summer adventure on two wheels.

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Summer (Bike) Fun: Bike Prom

July 23, 2015

As a community, we wanted to make an approachable event that gave bike riders from all backgrounds a chance to get together and celebrate. As an organization, we wanted an unpretentious gala that incorporated a bike ride where anyone could participate in without breaking a sweat.

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