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The League of American Bicyclists
To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
We do this by representing the interests of the nation's 57 million cyclists. With a current membership of 300,000 affiliated cyclists, including 25,000 individuals and 700 affiliated organizations, the League works to bring better bicycling to your community.
If you care about bicycling, become a League member today.
A Proud and Rich History
The League was founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. Bicyclists, known then as "wheelmen", were challenged by rutted roads of gravel and dirt and faced antagonism from horsemen, wagon drivers, and pedestrians.
In an effort to improve riding conditions so they might better enjoy their newly discovered sport, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads. The success of the League in its first advocacy efforts ultimately led to our national highway system.
Read more about the League's history here.
The League's Key Programs
Bicycle Friendly America Program
Changing the look of America with the Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University Programs. The League is doing this by encouraging states, communities, businesses and universities to provide better facilities, encouragement activities, infrastructure and education for cyclists and publicly rewarding them for doing so. More.
Bicycle Safety and Education
Providing materials and training courses to help people feel more secure about getting on their bikes. More.
National, State and Local Bicycle Advocacy
Leadership at the national, state and local levels. More.
National Bike Month™
National sponsorship of Bike Month and Bike to Work Day. More.
The League's People
About the League