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Why Should I Join The League?
1. we protect the rights of cyclists
The League has been protecting your rights to safe and enjoyable cycling since 1880. What started as a movement by "Wheelmen" on high wheel bikes to get roads paved continues today with our Share the Road campaign to make sure cyclists are welcomed and respected out on the road.
2. We provide valuable education programs
Through our bike education program - Smart Cycling - we teach cyclists and motorist life-saving skills. Our national network of League Cycling Instructors set the standard in bicycle education and safety for children and adults.
3. We create better cycling environments
As the leading voice for cyclists in Washington, DC we advocate for more bicycle-friendly environments. Working with state and local bike advocacy organizations through events such as the National Bike Summit we education Congress on the benefits cycling and the needs of cyclists.
4. We promote cycling as the option of choice
We introduce cycling to countless Americans each year, especially during National Bike Month and on Bike-to-Work Day. We believe sharing our passion for cycling with others is one of the best ways to create a bicycle-friendly America.
5. You can create bicycle friendly communities
When you donate you'll have the good feeling of knowing that you're playing a crucial role in creating a Bicycle Friendly America. From state to community and business to university, we are transforming how America moves.
6. You will receive all the benefits of membership
As an added bonus of joining you'll receive great benefits such as our magazine, American Bicyclist.
7. we provide a charitable deduction
The League of American Bicyclists is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Membership dues are fully tax-deductible less $7 for American Bicyclist and $7 for Bicycling magazine.
8. We will use your donation wisely
We understand the trust you are putting in us when you support us with your membership dues. We strive to maximize the amount of your dues that fund our programs. According to our most recent financial audit (2010) we spend 92% of our revenue on programs and only 8% on fundraising, management and general expenses.
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