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Pivot Cycles Is Welcoming Refugees to America

June 17th, 2021

The Arizona-based mountain bike company partnered with a local nonprofit to refurbish bikes for families in need. ...

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. ...

Credit: Capital Bikeshare, Sam Kittner Photography

House Committee Transportation Bill Makes Big Strides for Bikes

June 8th, 2021

The $547 billion INVEST in America Act offers promising funding for connecting our nation. ...

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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Lessons From Europe

June 1st, 2021

These seven European cities are role models when it comes to great bicycling. Here’s what U.S. cities can learn from them. ...

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Five Great Canadian Bike Cities

June 1st, 2021

Spread out across provinces, these disparate locales showcase what bicycling north of the border is all about. ...

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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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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. ...

Jackson Street in St. Paul, Minnesota, part of the Capital City Bikeway network. Credit: Toole Design © Bruce Buckley

What St. Paul Got Right For Bikes

June 1st, 2021

From 2020 to 2021, the Minnesota capital’s City Rating score increased significantly. Here’s why. ...

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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5 Strategies Every Bike Advocate Needs

May 31st, 2021

Want to advance bicycling locally? It’s time to reconsider how we apply our messaging around bicycling and bike infrastructure. ...

Building fifty one bikes for Los Osos Middle School’s Outride Riding For Focus program. Credit: Outride.

Why Local Bike Shops Should Support Youth Bicycling

May 28th, 2021

We spoke with retailers across the country to learn about various initiatives that are boosting business and building community. ...

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Senate Transportation Bill Shows Promise for Bikes at the Federal Level

May 26th, 2021

New legislation is promising, but still falls short of answering the demand for safe and connected infrastructure. ...

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‘Spring Back on Bikes’ Is Increasing Youth Ridership

May 24th, 2021

A collaboration between the National Youth Bike Council and Atlanta Students Advocating for Pedestrians is providing free bike tune-ups. ...

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New Leadership, New Vision

April 26th, 2021

Baltimore’s Mayor Brandon M. Scott has set ambitious goals for his first term, highlighting a commitment to equitable transportation. ...

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Everything You Need to Know About 2021 City Ratings

April 23rd, 2021

Answers to the most common questions around our newly revamped ranking system for bicycling cities, now simpler and international. ...

Roshun Austin, who first learned to bicycle at age 44, rides as part of a bike study tour in Amsterdam.

Biking Is (Not Just) for Boys

April 22nd, 2021

Through the personal bicycle history of Roshun Austin, we highlight the physical, cultural and societal barriers that exist for women in the U.S. ...

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What Will You Outride?

April 7th, 2021

Outride’s #WhatWillYouOutride campaign sparked a national conversation around the benefits of bicycling. ...

A young, elementary school aged child rides an orange bike in a protected bike lane. Their parent rides behind them.

What Could Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Mean for Bikes?

April 2nd, 2021

On March 31, President Biden released his administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the American Jobs Plan, offering a wide-reaching policy and funding package including everything from transportation, broadband, water resources, manufacturing, clean energy and more. The numbers are big ...

Youth, with parental support, voluntarily agree to participate in Outride's research. (All photos courtesy.)

Your Child’s Brain on Biking

March 29th, 2021

We spoke with Esther Walker, Ph.D., about the research work Outride and its university partners are doing to advance youth bicycling. ...

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