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December 8, 2014by Bill NesperWe are currently seeking a spring intern to assist with the Bicycle Friendly America program. Each year, through its Bicycle Friendly America program, the League evaluates hundreds of applications from across the country, and designates Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly States, Communities, Businesses, and Universities. Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly America...
October 21, 2014by Liz MurphyEven when you ride alone, you’re part of something bigger. Every time you get on your bike you make your community — your country — better. Bikes bring us together, uniting us across political lines for a common bipartisan goal: Building a bicycle friendly America for everyone. Whether or not you bike to your polling place on election day, you are a citizen cyclist — and your values for safer...
January 8, 2014by GailOne word sums it up best: incredible. I am absolutely amazed at your response to the Match Challenge my husband Jim and I proposed at the beginning of December. As long-time supporters of the League, we wanted to inspire members and supporters to give a bit more. Our $100,000 match goal was a big stretch, but we were hopeful we’d raise a few extra dollars for the League’s incredible programs.
January 1, 2014by Andy ClarkeI take away one simple message from our 2013 successes: League members and supporters are engaged. You are on the ball, ready and willing to act, whether that means writing to Congress, sharing your love of cycling through teaching, or challenging your work colleagues to ride further and more often.
December 3, 2013by GailOn a beautiful fall day in 1997, my life was changed. I was competing in a mountain bike race when one of my pedals hit a log and I was thrown violently from my bike.I had broken my pelvis in three places. The physical pain was almost unbearable – but the emotional pain of the injuries was much worse. I was a single mother of two young girls, lying helpless in hospital bed with no health...
August 9, 2013by Lili AfkhamiFor the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting one National Bike Challenge participant each week as part of our Challenge Blog Fridays. We absolutely love hearing the unique stories of each Challenger -- what got them started, what keeps them motivated, what type of bike they ride. Each one of us has a story of how and why we ride. That’s why the National Bike Challenge is so special.