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PeopleForBikes and BPSA Changing the E-Bike Legal Landscape

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If you bought an e-bike in Arkansas in 2016, your next required steps were to register the e-bike and acquire a license. But e-bikes don’t carry a motor vehicle VIN, and instead come equipped with a serial number as required by federal law, so the DMV couldn’t provide a registration or license. E-bike riders were […]

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The Bike Industry Takes To Capitol Hill to Support Recreation Not Red Tape

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WASHINGTON, DC — PeopleForBikes led a group of 12 influential leaders from the $88 billion bike industry to Capitol Hill this week in support of the Recreation Not Red Tape Act. This bill aims to improve and break down the barriers to recreational riding opportunities on our public lands. “Communities across the nation rely on […]

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Omnibus Package a Big Boost for Bikes

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Yesterday the House and Senate passed a spending package that includes significant support for funding bike infrastructure projects across the nation. Most notably, the omnibus includes $1.5 billion in funding for the TIGER program at U.S. Department of Transportation over the next three years. TIGER has consistently funded a broad range of […]

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Better Bike Share Partnership grants more than $410,000 for research and more equitable bike shares

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The Better Bike Share Partnership, a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems, has awarded more than $410,000 in grants to increase access to and use of bike share in low-income and communities of color and to fund research related to bike share and equity. This is the third […]

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Atlanta’s Georgia Path Parkway Named Best New Bikeway for 2017

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PeopleForBikes, the largest U.S. bicycling advocacy group with 1.2 million members nationwide, has announced their list of the their “Best New Bikeways” for 2017. Atlanta, Georgia’s Path Parkway Trail is No. 1. “Good bikeways are designed so all sorts of people will find them comfortable, and the PATH Parkway excels on that count,” said Kyle […]

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Two of Austin Bikeways Picked as Best in Nation for 2017

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PeopleForBikes, the largest U.S. bicycling advocacy group with 1.2 million members nationwide, has announced their list of the their “Best New Bikeways” for 2017. Austin’s MoPac Mobility Bridges Project was picked as one of the top ten in the country. “Austin’s work connecting networks of bike paths and low-stress bike lanes is among the most impressive […]

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PeopleForBikes: President’s New Proclamations Could Jeopardize 150 Miles of Bike Trail

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On Monday, December 4, President Trump visited Salt Lake City to make an unprecedented announcement that will dramatically reduce the area of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. “The President’s attack on our public lands puts 150 miles of pristine bike riding at risk,” said Tim Blumenthal, President of PeopleForBikes. “We will continue […]

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PeopleForBikes Reaction to Senate Vote to Eliminate Popular Bike Tax Benefit

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Today, the Senate voted to eliminate the $20 per-month tax benefit available for those who bike to work while maintaining both the $255 per-month parking and transit benefit. “What is the Senate thinking? Why single out a modest incentive that encourages people to bike to work, increasing community health and reducing congestion, while maintaining a […]

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PeopleForBikes Statement On Elimination of Bike Tax Benefits in Senate Tax Plan

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PeopleForBikes, the largest U.S. bicycle advocacy group, criticized the tax plan released earlier this week by the Senate Majority leadership for its proposal to eliminate the $20-per-month tax-free reimbursement benefit for expenses related to bicycle commuting. PeopleForBikes supports the House version of the bill for its continuation of the bike commuting benefit. “The cost of […]

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PeopleForBikes Hosts Women’s Executive Fly-in in Washington D.C.

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Boulder, CO: Continuing a strong year for bike industry presence in Washington, D.C., PeopleForBikes brought together 10 leaders for a women’s executive fly-in from October 17-19. “At PeopleForBikes we work year round to show elected officials about the power of the bike industry,” said Jenn Dice, vice president of business network. “It is so much […]

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PeopleForBikes Brings Members of Congress to the Bike Industry

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Throughout the month of August, PeopleForBikes facilitated 19 meetings with key Members of Congress and their staff to discuss the impact of $88 billion dollar bike industry. These congressional visits are part of PeopleForBikes’ summer campaign designed to showcase the economic impact of bike businesses. “We can tell members of Congress about the power of […]

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PeopleForBikes Scored The Bike Networks in 299 U.S. Cities – Here’s What They Found

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PeopleForBikes recently announced the first ever tool for measuring and comparing bike infrastructure around the country. The tool can be found here, and if you would like to a more in-depth exploration of what they found you can check out the PeopleForBikes blog post here. The new PlacesForBikes Bike Network Analysis is a first-of-its-kind project […]

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PeopleForBikes: Five Controversial eMTB Questions Answered

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As eMTBs grow in popularity, so has the controversy around them. The reality is that in some areas, there are clear guidelines around eMTBs and over 10,000 miles of trail accessible to eMTBs in the U.S. “At PeopleForBikes, we believe the more people who ride bikes, the better. A significant barrier for many to jump […]

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Five Places You Can Go on an Epic eMTB Adventure

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Electric Assisted Mountain Bikes, or eMTBs for short, are quickly becoming the exciting new way to explore by bike. Their ease of use is opening up biking to everyone regardless of fitness level or age. While eMTBs are still regulated as motorized vehicles when it comes to trail access, there are over 10,000 miles of […]

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A Bad Deal for Bikes: The Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget

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  The Trump Administration’s 2018 budget, released today, threatens our nation’s economic vitality by failing to properly invest in a robust, modernized transportation network. The plan provides inadequate protection for our public lands. It is bad news for people who bike, the bike business, and the growing number of U.S. communities that benefit from bicycle […]

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Preparing: Ride On for Red Nose Day

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Ride On For Red Nose Day, powered by Walgreens®and PeopleForBikes®, is a fully supported, professional-grade road cycling experience for riders who are passionate about helping kids in need. What is Red Nose Day? Red Nose Day, the UK based charity born out of comedians using laughter to raise awareness for programs battling poverty and injustice. Ride On […]

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Walton Family Foundation investment supports bicycling’s role in fostering economic development

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BOULDER, Colo. — In support of PeopleForBikes’ Business Network, and their expanding efforts to tell the story of economic development and bikes, the Walton Family Foundation renewed their commitment to the organization for 2017. Through their contribution, PeopleForBikes will help ensure more federal, state and local community leaders understand the rewards of investing in bike […]

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PeopleForBikes Launches National Survey to Rate Best Communities for Bikes

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PlacesForBikes initiative will spotlight innovation and spur infrastructure development BOULDER, Colo. (February 14, 2017) — Is your city a bicycling paradise, terrible on two wheels, or someplace in the middle? In an effort to recognize the cities and towns that are creating safer places for bicycles — and to motivate those just getting started — […]

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PeopleForBikes, Walgreens Partner for Ride On for Red Nose Day

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Road Cycling Experience to Benefit Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Campaign to End Child Poverty BOULDER, COLO., FEB. 9, 2017 — Walgreens and PeopleForBikes have joined together to introduce “Ride On for Red Nose Day,” two four-day professional-grade road cycling experiences that will begin April 30 to help support Red Nose Day’s mission to end […]

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PeopleForBikes Launches the Big Jump Project

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Ten cities poised to accelerate bike infrastructure innovations, radically increase ridership BOULDER, Colo. (January 24, 2017) — PeopleForBikes is helping 10 cities radically reimagine their bicycling infrastructure, propelling communities nationwide into a better future for biking. The new initiative, called the Big Jump Project, aims to double or triple bike ridership in specific neighborhoods over […]

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PeopleForBikes launches PlacesForBikes

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BOULDER, Colo. — PeopleForBikes, the national bike advocacy coalition, is launching an ambitious initiative to improve biking in American cities and towns. The new program, PlacesForBikes, will jumpstart the construction of bike infrastructure to help develop, connect, and promote great places to ride. The initiative includes a data-driven, easy-to-understand city rating system; expert “how-to” resources for […]

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