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PeopleForBikes’ 2021 Mid-Year Legislative Recap

June 23rd, 2021

A quick update on pro-bike policies from across the U.S. ...

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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. ...

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Electric Mountain Bike Access in State Parks is Improving

December 3rd, 2020

Every day, individuals are discovering the many benefits of electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) — they allow more individuals to get out and ride, regardless of their age or physical or cognitive abilities. Electric mountain bikes provide a needed boost to make climbing hills easier and going longer dis ...

Blake Baker, an Outdoor Recreation Planner at the Bureau of Land Management’s Price Field Office in Utah, with an electric mountain bike.

E-Bikes an Asset for Recreational Trail Programs

July 16th, 2020

David (Blake) Baker, an Outdoor Recreation Planner at the Bureau of Land Management’s Price Field Office in Utah, recently received e-bike loans, coordinated by PeopleForBikes, for him and his colleagues to see how their day to day jobs may be different with the use of e-bikes as a tool for daily tr ...

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Pedaling Through The Pandemic: Staff Rides

April 15th, 2020

While we’re working from home, PeopleForBikes staff members have found a multitude of ways to stay mentally and physically active. We’ve done puzzles, walked our dogs, walked our dogs again, started doing at-home yoga classes, learned new recipes — did we mention puzzles? Despite all of the day-to-d ...

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Riding on BLM lands? What you need to know

December 18th, 2019

On Oct. 22, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implemented the Department of Interior’s Secretarial Order 3376 with its interim electric bicycle (e-bike) policy. ...

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 ...

Riding Rebecca's Private Idaho in Ketchum, Idaho.

A Dozen (Plus One) Bucket List Rides for 2019

January 10th, 2019

Great bike rides can start anywhere, but sometimes it’s worth the extra travel to race to a backdrop of breathtaking coastal landscapes, glorious mountain peaks or rugged desert terrain. We’ve highlighted 13 bike events that we think are worth the trip in 2019 — including some old favorites. ...

Burr Trail in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

New Proclamations Dramatically Shrink Two National Monuments in Utah

December 4th, 2017

On Monday, December 4, President Trump visited Salt Lake City to make an unprecedented announcement regarding two National Monuments in Utah. The president signed new proclamations that will dramatically reduce the area of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. This announc ...

Bureau of Land Management land near Moab, Utah (Image: Martha Roskowski)

Recreation Not Red-Tape Act and What It Means for bikes

October 17th, 2017

The bipartisan Recreation Not Red-Tape (RNR) Act was introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate in late July by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). It provides a plan for improving and enhancing recreation opportunities on public lands by creating a unified system of National Recreat ...

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E-bike Access in National Parks

December 29th, 2020

On Aug. 29, Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service (NPS) to establish interim policies within 30 days that guide the use of e-bikes on public lands. The departments were en ...