Resources for 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

External Link Who Can Help?

Organizing a Bike to Work event can be a difficult task the first time, but you are not alone! Many different people in government, the private sector, and at nonprofit organizations can help provide resources, support, and possibly even funding for your event. This resource describes where to look for support for your event or even just for information to help you commute to work by bike.

Developed by PBIC

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

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!

External Link San Francisco Employer Toolkit (PDF)

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

External Link Bicycling and Walking in the United States 2010: Benchmarking Report (PDF)

This report, a joint product of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, Planet Bike (, and the Bikes Belong Coalition (, is a helpful resource, which compiles research, data, and information about biking and walking. The levels of bicycling and walking, safety, policies and provision, education and encouragement, advocacy, the influences on biking and walking, and the health impact of bicycling and walking are discussed in the report. The objectives of the Benchmarking Report are to promote data collection, measure progress and evaluation, and support efforts to increase bicycling and walking. Use this resource to make the case for biking in your community!

External Link The National Biking and Walking Study: 15 Year Report

The 15 Year Report, the third update to the National Biking and Walking Study, measures the success of biking and walking in the United States since the original assessment in 1994. Progress made toward the goals of reducing fatalities while increasing bicycling and walking is detailed in the report. In addition, the 15 Year Report provides an overview of programs on the local, state, and national levels to increase bicycling and walking and presents up-to-date statistics on injuries and fatalities. The Report concludes with recommendations for research and policy efforts that can be used to reach the goals of the study. This is a helpful guide to understanding the status of bicycling in the United States and provides basic statistics about bicycling. Use this resource to make the case for more bicycling infrastructure and safety initiatives.

Developed by PBIC

External Link Bike Laws, Plans, Case Studies

This site provides access to numerous resources on the state level. Click on your state to see contact information for the State Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator, bike maps, Bicycle Master Plans, Case Studies, and Bike Laws.

External Link Bike Map Resource

The Bike Map search engine allows users to select a state and then links the user with available maps for that area. This useful tool also allows users to upload a bike map, if it is not already in the system.

Developed by PBIC

External Link Stats and Research

The Bikes Belong Foundation provides a number of informational Web pages relating to bicycling and bicycling advocacy.

Developed by Bikes Belong

External Link Tools to Identify Bicycle Concerns

This Web page provides tools to evaluate bicycling in a community, from audits and checklists to Level-of-Service tools.

Developed by PBIC