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Bicycling Benefits

PeopleForBikes has long advocated that bikes are a solution to improve our health, connect our communities, boost our economy and heal our planet. We will continue to champion the benefits of bicycling, especially as our nation works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. We see bikes playing a critical role in recovery efforts nationwide and will work to insert bikes into any and all local, state and federal COVID recovery initiatives.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Bicycling Benefits

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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. ...

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. ...

Riding in colder weather.

Six Tips to Carry Your Summer Biking Habit into Fall

October 17th, 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 ...

Biking Washington's Olympic Adventure Route.

PeopleForBikes Creates Sustainability Working Group for a Better, Cleaner Bike Industry

September 1st, 2020

The bike is often seen as a sustainability tool to help lower emissions rates in people’s personal lives. For example, choosing to ride a bike saves 250g/km of CO2 compared to driving a car. While the benefits of going by bike are clear, the bike industry overall still struggles to unpack what susta ...