"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!" - Henri Desgrange, L'Equipe article of 1902

Bicycle Advocacy

The organizations represented by these links work for the betterment of cycling in San Diego, across the nation and around the world. They promote bicycling, provide educational resources for bicyclists and motorists. The advocate for cyclists at city hall, the statehouse and on Capital Hill. We hope you find them usefull.

San Diego County

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

DCBC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in San Diego. We do that through educational programs, promoting awareness of bicyclists and bicycling issues, reviewing infrastructure improvements, and acting as a voice for bicyclists to elected officials and decisionmakers throughout the San Diego region.

San Diego Mountain Biking Association

San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization representing the interests of off-road cyclists and other non-motorized trail users in San Diego County. SDMBA's goal is to unite mountain bike riders, retailers and manufacturers to speak with a coordinated and responsible voice in dealing with other trail users, land managers and policy makers.


CABO California Association of Bicycling Orgnanizations

California's bicycle clubs organized into a state federation in 1972 to protect bicyclists' interests statewide and to encourage, maintain, and improve bicycling conditions.

CABO fosters and promotes a favorable climate for bicycling in California by:

  1. Serving as a forum and information clearing house for bicycle clubs and other bicycle groups,
  2. Representing the interests of cyclists before the appropriate governmental bodies to protect their rights and promoting laws, policies, and actions that treat cyclists equitably, and
  3. Any other activities not specified in (1) or (2), but which reasonably relate to the purpose.

Bike To Work

California Bike Commute is a project of the California Bicycle Coalition-a non profit organization that advocates increased bicycle use, access, safety, and education, by promoting the bicycle as an everyday means of transportation and recreation.

Various special activities have been organized locally by ride share agencies, cities, counties, employers, bicycle advocacy groups, bike shops and others who support bicycle transportation in California's communities.

Events may be planned in your area, including bike tune-up clinics, morning "buddy rides," pit stops, energizing stations and noon-time rallies. Click on Local Events to find out what's happening in your area.

Visit the Smart Traveler website for further tips on commuting; a great source of transportation systems and related links in California sponsored by Cal Trans.

California Bicycle Coalition

The California Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit education and lobbying organization working to improve bicycling conditions throughout the State of California. CBC's mission is to create safe, healthy and livable communities in California by promoting bicycling for transportation and recreation.


Aventure Cycling Association

Since 1973, our mission has been to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

LAB - League of American Bicyclists

The League has been working for better cycling in America since 1880. We do this by promoting bicycling, educating cyclists and motorists, and advocating on behalf of cyclists on Capitol Hill and with state legislators across the United States.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

The PBIC is made up of the core staff of professionals at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, including engineers, urban planners, public information specialists, web site specialists, researchers, computer programmers, communication specialists, and others. We also have an on-site coordinator in the Washington, D.C. office, and a team of other Organizations and Consultants who work with the PBIC on a variety of tasks. We have assembled a team of professionals who are very knowledgeable on walking and bicycling issues and who are truly committed to improving safety, health, and mobility for those who wish to walk or bicycle

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, neighborhoods and people.

The National Center for Bicycling & Walking

The mission of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.

USA Cycling

USA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized by the USOC and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. USA Cycling, doing business as the USCF, NORBA, NCCA and USPRO, controls nearly two dozen major events each year and issues permits for up to 3,000 more.


European Cyclists' Federation

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Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) was founded in 1985 to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide. ITDP was created by leading sustainable transport advocates in the U.S. to counteract promotion of the U.S. model of costly and environmentally damaging dependence on the private automobile in developing countries.

International Bicycle Fund

A non-governmental, nonprofit, advocacy organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and bicycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.

International Mountain Bicycling Association

The International Mountain Bicycling Association is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide.

Sustrans Join The Movement

Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity. Our vision is a world in which people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment. Every day we are working on practical, innovative ways of dealing with the transport challenges that affect us all.

Velo MondialMaster

ycling as a daily mode of transport is widely recognized to alleviate problems and improve quality of life. Theres an urgent need to provide a suitable infrastructure to the growing use of bicycles.

Velo Mondial aims to bring all international stakeholders together to create a higher-level synergy of expert knowledge to support the position of cycling planning on the agenda of local and national governments.