If you ride a mountain bike and care about trails and the environment, you belong with IMBA.
IMBA is a membership association that creates, enhances and preserves trail opportunities for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, community participation, cooperation among different trail user groups and innovative, sustainable trail development programs. IMBA’s work has touched over 10,000 miles of trails over 20 years.
IMBA's worldwide network includes 80,000+ individuals, more than 650 bicycle clubs, more than 150 corporate partners and an equal number of retail and destination members. IMBA's members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
IMBA's headquarters in located in Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains, with currently have 20 staff members and 8 volunteer directors.
Principal projects include the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, the National Mountain Bike Patrol, IMBA Trailbuilding Schools, National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, IMBA Epic Rides , IMBA Trail Solutions Program and a variety of educational and trail building efforts that comprise international, national, regional, state and local efforts.
Bikes Belong is the U.S. bicycle advocacy organization dedicated to putting more people on bicycles more often. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting bicycling, we carefully select projects and partnerships that make cycling easier, more convenient and safer for everyone.
We concentrate our efforts in four areas: Federal Policy and Funding, National Partnerships, Community Grants, and Promoting Bicycling.
Founded in 1999, Bikes Belong receives primary support from leading bicycle equipment suppliers and retailers. In addition, we operate the Bikes Belong Foundation to focus on kids and bicycle safety.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (the Partnership) is a fast-growing network of more than 400 organizations, government agencies and professional groups working to make it safer and easier for children to bicycle and walk to schools throughout the United States. The program provides a variety of important benefits to children and their communities, including increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and enhancing neighborhood safety.
The Partnership launched in August 2005 when Congress passed a federal transportation bill which includes $612 million in funding for state implementation of SRTS programs. The Partnership’s website includes separate web pages featuring details and contacts for all 50 states, and also provides policy and program resources related to SRTS implementation at local, state and national levels. Their hundreds of partners utilize communication channels to spread the word about SRTS news, opportunities, challenges, and collaborations.
During 2009, the Partnership is also working on national advocacy efforts to secure additional funding for state and local implementation of SRTS through the federal economic recovery act, the transportation bill, and the climate bill. Through working together to get more children to bicycle and walk to school, Safe Routes to School can help to change the habits of an entire generation.
The League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates.
Alliance for Biking and Walking
Alliance for Biking and Walking is the national coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations working together to promote bicycling and walking in North American communities. We bring leaders of our member organizations together to help each other grow their organizations and become more effective by sharing best practices and innovations. The Alliance’s mission is to help create, strengthen, and unite state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
European Cyclists' Federation
The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. The ECF will stimulate and organize the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of the cyclists movement.
ETRA is the European trade-association for bicycle dealers.
ETRA has been founded in 1995 and currently groups some 5,000 companies, which employ approximately 11,500 people in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom. ETRA also has 17 associated members, international companies and organisations who believe in ETRA's work and who have therefore chosen to support that work through their membership.
ETRA's main objective is to defend and promote the interests of European bicycle dealers through actions aimed at growing the market. Therefore, ETRA lobbies the European institutions for policies and legislation that encourage and facilitate cycling. ETRA organises promotional actions aimed at making politicians and European institutions' staff more aware of two-wheelers, so that they become more likely to consider and include two-wheelers in their policies. ETRA develops projects aimed at exchanging experience and transferring know-how among retailers. ETRA is for instance involved in Presto, a European project co-funded by the European Union, which is about promoting cycling and transferring knowledge on cycling policies between 5 cities: Bremen, Grenoble, Tczew, Zagreb and Venice.
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