Resources

The resources below can provide guidance for planning, hosting, supporting, and participating in Bike to Work events. Browse through the resources by section, or use our tag cloud to narrow down the resources you are most interested in.

Event Organizers

External Link Bicycling: Moving America Forward (PDF)

This report provides a compelling case for bicycling in the United States. From creating a healthier population and solving current transportation problems to getting to school and establishing more livable communities, the document outlines the benefits of bicycling for individuals, cities, and the country as a whole.

Developed by Bikes Belong


External Link Bicycle Stats One Pager (PDF)

This one page guide is a concise resource providing a sampling of bicycle-related statistics. Featuring user preference, health, and economic data, the Bicycle Stats One Pager provides a quick and easy reference for data about the benefits of bicycling. This resource is easily printable and is great for bringing attention to the benefits of bicycling, both in the nation at large and in your community!

Developed by Bikes Belong


External Link 2010 National Bike Month Organizer Kit (PDF)

The 2010 National Bike Month Organizer Kit outlines the step-by-step process for organizing a Bike to Work event from writing a plan and raising funds to promoting and evaluating the event. This document provides a comprehensive look at the necessary steps towards creating a successful event, and includes helpful statistics and discussion points to help make the case for bicycling to work to employers, community leaders, and sponsors. Use this resource and the information on our Web site as a starting point for your event!

Developed by League of American Bicyclists


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Individual Riders

Helpful Guidelines for Beginning Bicyclists

Are you new to biking or to bike commuting? This resource compiles safety tips, helmet guidelines, and trip planning in a one page document. These guidelines for biking safety and road etiquette provide the foundation of your bicycling skills and knowledge.


The Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision

Did you know that you can receive a benefit for biking to work? The Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision is a transportation fringe benefit that can be used for offsetting the cost of bicycling, including new bike, helmet, lock, or maintenance expenses. This resource provides a link the text of the law and summarizes the benefits for both the bicycle commuter and for the company.


External Link Bikability Checklist (PDF)

This helpful resource, developed by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, provides a measure of bikability for your community and also suggests possible actions any bicyclist can take to improve less than ideal conditions for bicycling. This six question test is easy and quick, isolates where bicycling issues may be, and furnishes good ideas about what you can do immediately and what you or your community can do with more time to address the problem. The document also includes helpful links for more information. Get a better idea of what you can to do create a more bicycle-friendly community with the Bikability Checklist!

Developed by PBIC


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Media

External Link Bicycle Stats One Pager (PDF)

This one page guide is a concise resource providing a sampling of bicycle-related statistics. Featuring user preference, health, and economic data, the Bicycle Stats One Pager provides a quick and easy reference for data about the benefits of bicycling. This resource is easily printable and is great for bringing attention to the benefits of bicycling, both in the nation at large and in your community!

Developed by Bikes Belong


History of Bike Commuting

In a concise format, the History of Bike Commuting provides an overview of bicycle commuting in the United States from the 1890s to the current day. In fact, bicycle commuting is older than automobile commuting and has a rich history in this country. This brief history also includes some of the reasons why bicycle commuting patterns have changed and the reasons why people commute to work by bike.


What are Bike to Work Events?

Bike to Work Week occurs in May in the United States. While many people are interested in participating, they often don't know what types of events occur during Bike to Work Week. This document summarizes the different events that are most common. However, don't let this brief summary be your limit. There are all kinds of events and activities that are not on this list, but that would be great to organize in your community. Keep an open mind and have fun with your Bike to Work Events!


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Employers and Sponsors

The Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision

Did you know that you can receive a benefit for biking to work? The Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision is a transportation fringe benefit that can be used for offsetting the cost of bicycling, including new bike, helmet, lock, or maintenance expenses. This resource provides a link the text of the law and summarizes the benefits for both the bicycle commuter and for the company.


History of Bike Commuting

In a concise format, the History of Bike Commuting provides an overview of bicycle commuting in the United States from the 1890s to the current day. In fact, bicycle commuting is older than automobile commuting and has a rich history in this country. This brief history also includes some of the reasons why bicycle commuting patterns have changed and the reasons why people commute to work by bike.


What are Bike to Work Events?

Bike to Work Week occurs in May in the United States. While many people are interested in participating, they often don't know what types of events occur during Bike to Work Week. This document summarizes the different events that are most common. However, don't let this brief summary be your limit. There are all kinds of events and activities that are not on this list, but that would be great to organize in your community. Keep an open mind and have fun with your Bike to Work Events!


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