Bicycle advocacy. Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Nothing more is expected. Nothing less is acceptable.
  Internet Advocacy Sites  
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This is NOT a general list of bicycle web sites.
These links are to sites promoting at least some degree of vehicular cycling advocacy.

The predominant state and local "bicycle advocate" paint-and-path/toy-bicycle organizations are easily found using any Internet search tool.

 Featured Vehicular Cycling Sites 

John Allen
Sheldon Brown
John Forester
Ken Kifer
Fred Oswald
Bicycling Life

 Vehicular Cycling Documents of Interest 

Articles on Bicycle Facilities --John Forester
Street Smarts --John Allen
Better Bicycling Fact Sheets -- League of American Bicyclists

 Bicycle-Pedestrian and Mixed Message 

These organizations voice a basic toy-bicycle stance with varying degrees of support for vehicular rights, ranging from those that include only the mandatory token statement to those with a vocal minority of members demanding aggressive promotion of cyclists' rights as vehicle operators. Most are largely funded by and thus support the government, bicycle industry and motoring public solutions to the bicycle "problem" by working for the creation of separate bicycle-pedestrian facilities.

Image Library
League of American Bicyclists
Thunderhead Alliance
Bikes Belong Coalition Heavily government and corporate funded
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals


Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Federal Highway Administration
    FHWA Environment and Planning Unit bicycle and pedestrian program
    FHWA Safety Unit bicycle and pedestrian program
    FHWA bicycle and pedestrian research
    FHWA Traffic Calming
    FHWA Rumble Strips
    FHWA Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
    FHWA Research Center
Transportation Research Board
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

 A World of Bicycle and Bicyclist Advocates 

Once again, a mixed bag. Sadly, this is in many cases a statement of the "pedestrian on wheels" separate facility mentality that passes for bicycle advocacy in the United States. However, all of the sites selected have at least some content and support for cyclists rights as vehicular operators, and some are outstanding.

Sites marked with:

  • have much general information or online newsletters.

    United States

    Arizona: Grand Canyon State

    Arizona Bicycle Club (Phoenix)

    California: Golden State

  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition
  • Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
    Bike Alameda
    California Bicycle Coalition
    Bicycle-Friendly Berkeley Coalition
    San Diego Bicycle Coalition
    San Diego Government Bike Info
    Bay Area Commute, Route, Ride Buddy and Transit Guide
    Santa Cruz Metro Transit District's (SCMTD) Bike Racks on Buses

    Colorado: Centennial State

    Bicycle Colorado
    Colorado Bicycle Information
    P.E.D.A.L. Loveland

    Connecticut: Constitution State

    Delaware: First State

    Delaware Bicycle Council

    Florida: Sunshine State

    Capital City Cylclists Tallahassee
    Florida Freewheelers Orlando

    Georgia: Empire State of the South

    Georgia Bicycle Federation
    Georgia Bikes
    Southern Bicycle League Atlanta
    SORBA: Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association North Georgia
    Atlanta Bicycle Campaign
    Athens/Clarke County Safe Cycling Association

    Hawaii: Aloha State

    Idaho: Gem State

  • The Bike Nazi

    Illinois: Prairie State

  • League of Illinois Bicyclists
  • Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
    Chicago DOT Bicycle Page

    Indiana: Hoosier State

    Indiana Bicycle Coalition

    Kansas: Sunflower State

    Kentucky: Bluegrass State

    Louisville Bicycle Club

    Louisiana: Pelican State

    Maine: Pine Tree State

  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine

    Maryland:Old Line State

    Massachusetts: Bay State

  • Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts Lots of general information.

    Michigan:Great Lakes State

    League of Michigan Bicyclists

    Minnesota: North Star State

    Minnesota DOT Bicycle Page
    Minnesota DOT Site Search

    Mississippi: Magnolia State

    Montana:Treasure State

    New Hampshire:Granite State

    Bike New Hampshire
    Granite State Wheelmen (Wheelwomen too!)
    State DOT Bike/Ped

    New Jersey:Garden State

    State DOT Bicycle Pages

    New Mexico:Land of Enchantment

    New York: Empire State

    Sharing the Road
    State DOT Bicycle Brochure- very nice job.
    Bicycle Long Island

    North Carolina: Tar Heel State

    Bicycle North Carolina

    Ohio: Buckeye State

    Ohio Bicycle Federation

    Oregon: Beaver State
    [Paint and Path State?]
    Bicycle Transportation Alliance
    Center for Appropriate Transport
    Portland's Yellow Bike Program
    Eugene Bicycle Coalition Path, Path, Path

    Pennsylvania: Keystone State

  • Bike Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia Bikes-n-Transit
    Western Pennsylvania Wheelmen

    South Carolina: Palmetto State

    Tennessee: Volunteer State

    Smoky Mountain Wheelmen [Knoxville]

    Texas: Lone Star State

  • Pearland Bicycle Club
    Bicycling in Austin
    Texas Bicycle Coalition
    Houston Area Bicyclist Alliance
    City of Austin Bicycle Program

    Utah: Beehive State

    Vermont: Green Mountain State

    Virginia: The Old Dominion

    CHABA Charlottesville

    Washington: Evergreen State

    Seattle Government: Search for "bicycle"
    Bicycle Alliance of Washington (formerly NowBike)

    Washington DC

    Washington Area Bicyclist Association

    West Virginia: Mountain State

    Wisconsin: Badger State

    Bicycling Community Page. Outstanding.
  • Madison/Dane County Advocacy [The Old Site]
  • Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin


  • Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
    Better Environment Sound Transportation Vancouver
    Ottawa-Carleton Citizens for Safe Cycling
    City of Vancouver Cycling Information
    Canadian Cycle Association Can-Bike Skills Program
    Elbow Valley Bicycle Club Calgara, Alberta Canada
    The Vancouver Cyclist

    United Kingdom:

  • Birmingham University Bicycle User's Group Jolly good effort, this one.
    Cyclist's Touring Club
    With 60,000 members, CTC is Britain's largest and longest established cycling organisation. It provides legal, insurance, technical and touring information, and campaigns for better conditions for both on and off-road cyclists.
    Bristol Cycling Campaign
    Cambridge Cycling Campaign
    Cycleway Activism Links
    Pedal Pushers The Sheffield Cycle Campaign
    London Cycling Campaign



    International Bicycle Fund
    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
    Pedals for Progress




    Pedalibre Madrid
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