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Thinking About Buying an Electric Bicycle? We’re Here to Help

January 8th, 2021

We get this question all the time — “I’m curious about electric bicycles but don’t really know where to start. How do I find the right bike that fits my needs?” ...

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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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PeopleForBikes is Advancing a Pro-Bike Trade Agenda in Washington, D.C. in 2021

December 18th, 2020

PeopleForBikes is dedicated to promoting pro-bike trade policies that support bike businesses, keep Americans riding and make bikes and bike products accessible to as many people as possible.  ...

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Nearly $300 Million in Federal Infrastructure Grants Include Bikes

December 4th, 2020

In September 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced this year’s awards for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grants (BUILD, formerly TIGER). Of the $1 billion in grants awarded, nearly $300 million focus on or support bicycle infrastructure and active tr ...

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Bikes Won Big at the Ballot Box

December 3rd, 2020

2020 has been a momentous year for bikes, especially in local and state ballot measures. ...

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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 ...

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Busting 10 Myths about E-Bikes

November 30th, 2020

In some circles, electric bicycles have an undeserved bad reputation. Like just about anything new, they require an open mind and a positive attitude. As their popularity skyrockets around the world, it’s only a matter of time before e-bikes really take off in the U.S. Fact is stronger than fiction, ...

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Senate Committee Votes Yes on Important Public Lands and Recreation Legislation

November 25th, 2020

While recent news out of Washington, D.C. may seem singularly focused, members of Congress continue to work steadily to advance priority legislation that preserves public lands and improves recreation opportunities. ...

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Six Tips to Carry Your Summer Biking Habit into Fall

October 12th, 2020

The leaves are turning, the air is crisp — fall is officially here. But the beauty of fall also means cooler temperatures, earlier sunsets and sometimes less than ideal weather. For the many of you who picked up biking for the first time or returned after a long hiatus this summer, the thought of br ...

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Lyft’s Vision For the Future of Cities

September 21st, 2020

We believe cities should be built around people, not cars. Since Lyft’s inception, we’ve thought about how our vision would require us to compete with the convenience of car ownership to end traffic congestion, inspire a transportation revolution, and lead an equitable, scalable approach to shared b ...

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Moving Forward for Federal Transportation, Infrastructure and Recovery Funding

September 10th, 2020

As Americans demand more resources for COVID-19 recovery efforts, Congress faces several funding deadlines on September 30, 2020. These deadlines include decisions on appropriations (Treasury funds used by federal agencies) to keep the government running, as well as our national transportation polic ...

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Helping America Recover and Move Forward with Bikes

August 11th, 2020

COVID-19 has become a universal forcing function across all aspects of American life. Its devastating effects are making us reexamine how we work, gather, learn, shop, dine, access basic services and move around our cities and communities. We have changed our habits, are staying closer to home, reco ...

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New Policy Proposals Recognize Bikes as a Solution to Climate Change

July 27th, 2020

We’ve long known that bikes are a low-cost, easily implemented solution to combat climate change. Recent government studies reported that the transportation sector (cars, trucks, commercial aircraft, trains, etc.) is the largest source of climate change causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ...

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Senate Approves Long-Sought Deal for Recreation and Public Lands

June 17th, 2020

UPDATE: On July 22, the Great American Outdoors Act cleared final passage in the U.S. House of Representatives and headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. After decades of debate, the policies put forth in this bill- fully funding the LWCF at $900 million annually and addressing the gr ...

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House Transportation Bill Proposes Major Increases for Federal Bike Programs

June 10th, 2020

UPDATE: On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure package. The broader package addresses American infrastructure needs ranging from energy, water resources, housing, telecommunications and the $494 billion transportation bill outlined below. Includ ...

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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. ...

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2020 City Ratings: Ridership

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. ...

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2020 City Ratings: Network

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. ...

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2020 City Ratings: Acceleration

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. ...

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2020 City Ratings: Safety

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. ...

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