Resources for Employers and Sponsors
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.
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.
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!
This resource provides an example of a comprehensive employer toolkit and includes flyers, tips, and helpful information for both employers and individual riders.
Developed by San Francisco Bike Coalition
This resource provides an economic argument to providing bicycle infrastructure in the United States. In addition, bicycle tourism is highlighted as a potential revenue provider for many local businesses and for many local jurisdictions. Use this resource to make the case for increased attention to bicycling in your community.
Developed by League of American Bicyclists
Read about how communities across the United States are building support for bike commuting.