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Washington Avenue, Minneapolis – our No. 8 pick from 2017.

Five New State Laws Seeking to Combat Climate Change Through Bikes

September 16th, 2021

New legislation recognizes the power of bikes to help reach climate action goals ...

People for Mobility Justice, one of the grantees, will host classes on electric bicycling and bike maintenance, as well as provide safety equipment such as helmets and lights. (Courtesy Photo)

Better Bike Share Partnership Awards $89,970 in Grants

June 15th, 2021

The 12 projects utilize everything from community art to electric bikes and span the country from New York to Hawaii. ...

Two bikers use Capitol Bike Share in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com, courtesy of Arlington County Commuter Services.)

Good Networks Make Better Bike Cities

June 3rd, 2021

A focus on safe, connected bike networks helped boost these medium-sized cities to top spots in our 2021 City Ratings. ...

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How to Build Big Cities for Biking

June 1st, 2021

These six U.S. cities are top of class when it comes to their bike networks, infrastructure and political willpower. ...

A female bicyclist and child in Traverse City, Michigan. Photo by Gary Howe.

The Secrets of Small Town Bicycling

June 1st, 2021

These four U.S. cities, all with populations under 50,000 people, scored well in the 2021 City Ratings. Here’s what they’re doing right. ...

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Our Top Vacation Spots for Biking

June 1st, 2021

From world-class mountain biking to wine tasting tours on two wheels, don’t forget to bring your helmet the next time you pack your bags. ...

In Project Bike Tech classrooms, students learn mechanical skills but also everything from geometry to city planning. (All photos courtesy of Project Bike Tech)

Why Every City Needs Project Bike Tech

March 17th, 2021

Like high school auto shop, but for bicycles, this experiential program is helping create a new generation of bike advocates nationwide. ...

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5 Bills Every Bike Advocate Should Care About

February 24th, 2021

We’ve combed through every state bicycling bill currently being considered — here are the top five themes that emerged and why they’re important. ...

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America's Best New Bikeways of 2020

December 18th, 2020

We can all agree, 2020 was tougher than anyone anticipated. As the year began, planning for a pandemic could only be described as a fantastical thought exercise, but by March the realities of COVID-19 reached all corners of America, dramatically changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. ...

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A Conversation with Tamika Butler on Race and Bicycling

October 30th, 2020

Earlier this year, PeopleForBikes hosted our annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), the world’s largest gathering of bike industry leaders and executives. For this year’s virtual conference, day two was dedicated entirely to mobility justice and anti-racism in the bike industry. Among many amaz ...

Young riders race.
Bikers at Jackson Square in Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston.

2020 City Ratings: Top 5 U.S. Cities for Bikes

June 9th, 2020

Due to the constantly changing dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to follow all current CDC guidelines as well as local travel advisories and recommendations. Take care of yourselves and loved ones. We’re all in this together. ...

Man on bike with helmet on country ride
Together We Rise quickly responded to the COVID crisis to help solve problems for displaced youth.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Foster Care Community and What Bikes Can Do to Help

April 30th, 2020

In a time of crisis, the bicycle shines bright as a potential solution. For the large group of individuals living within the foster care community, the bike can mean the difference between personal independence and feeling trapped within the pressures of our current situation. ...

Leaders from ten different bicycle companies joined PeopleForBikes in Washington DC to advocate for bike infrastructure funding.

PeopleForBikes Connects Bike Executives with Federal Lawmakers

November 4th, 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, PeopleForBikes hosted bicycle industry leaders from across the nation in Washington, D.C. to advance the industry’s priorities at the federal level. Through our executive fly-ins, business owners become policy leaders, and show lawmakers the connection between ridership, busin ...

Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04) enjoys a bike ride with Bike Friday and Eugene Electric Bicycles. Source: Jarl Berg, Bike Friday.

Bike Businesses Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Congressional Leaders

September 13th, 2019

Taking advantage of the annual summer recess in D.C., PeopleForBikes arranged five August in-district meetings between bike business leaders and members of Congress (and their staffers) to talk infrastructure funding, public lands policies and tariff relief. Members of the House and Senate were invi ...

Bike peloton going through urban area

New California Law Provides Funding for E-bike Purchases

September 11th, 2019

On Friday, Sept. 6, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 400 (SB 400) into law. This bill provides funding for low-income and disadvantaged communities to purchase an e-bike or use a bikeshare program, making e-bikes and bikeshares more accessible means of transportation. ...

The 2019 PeopleForBikes women's fly-in.

Bike Industry Leaders Roll into Washington for Women’s Fly-in

June 17th, 2019

Earlier this month, 24 women representing the U.S. bike industry converged in Washington, D.C., for the annual PeopleForBikes women’s fly-in. Our largest fly-in yet presented a valuable opportunity to work with industry peers to promote federal funding for bike infrastructure policies. ...

Woman biking in front of a bus, Credit: Colin Czerwinski/Unsplash

Building for Tomorrow

May 15th, 2019

“Infrastructure Week” may not be the most alluring phrase you’ll ever read, but it certainly is one of the most important. Infrastructure is the framework on which our nation operates — the networks of highways, streets and roads that connect us to jobs, businesses and our homes; the trails and path ...

San Diego’s J Street.

2019 Safest Cities

May 13th, 2019

The characteristics of any sized city that scores well in Safety are people feeling safe, low fatality rates and low rates of injuries from traffic crashes. We know that more people ride — specifically more women ride — when they not only are safe, but also feel safe. Overall, a high safety score re ...