People for Bikes www.peopleforbikes.org
The goal of peopleforbikes.org is to gather a million names of support, to speak with one powerful voice—to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted. Whether you’re a bike commuter, a roadie, a mountain biker or just a casual rider, by uniting your voice with a million others, we can build a national movement to improve bicycling in our country. We can make a statement through our sheer numbers by raising public awareness and demonstrating our passion to our leaders in Congress and in cities and states throughout the country.
Bikemore builds a more livable Baltimore by promoting all forms of cycling, expanding the number of people who ride a bike, and advocating for the rights and safety of our diverse cycling community.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) www.imba.com
IMBA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members, more than 750 bicycle clubs, more than 160 corporate partners and about 600 retailer shops. IMBA’s members live in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces and in 30 other countries.
MORE (The Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts) www.more-mtb.org
MORE Inc. is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of area mountain bikers. Founded in 1992, MORE maintains more than 400 miles of natural-surface trails in 41 state and county parks throughout the region. MORE members contribute more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually and have constructed nearly 100 miles of new, sustainable trail. The club also leads hundreds of rides each year at local parks, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
MORE is committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access.
Bike Maryland www.bikemd.org
Bike Maryland’s mission is simply to promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.
East Coast Greenway www.greenway.org
The East Coast Greenway, conceived in 1991, is the nation’s most ambitious long-distance urban bicycle and walking route. By connecting existing and planned shared-use trails, the ECG is creating a continuous, traffic-free route for self-powered users of all abilities and ages. Stretching 3,000 miles, the Greenway links Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border with Key West, Florida. Complementary routes add another 2,000 scenic miles to the Greenway network.