BICYCLE WEBSITE LINKS
Adventure Cycling Association - America's largest recreational cycling association has developed the National Bicycle Route Network, encompassing more than 24,000 miles of road and mountain bike trails, which are depicted on high-quality route maps.
Bicycle Helmet safety Institute - This is the advocacy program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle helmet information. Volunteers from the BHSI serve on the ASTM bicycle helmet standard committee and are active in commenting on actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Bikes Belong - Bikes Belong Coalition is a membership organization founded by bicycle industry and advocacy leaders with the mission of "putting more people on bikes more often."
Biking 4 Women - Biking4Women.com was created to build awareness of the importance of women's health and healthy living. Staying active is a big part of maintaining a healthy body and mind. For women, bicycling / cycling, including mountain biking, road biking, etc., is fun, gets your entire family involved and is the least expensive way to accomplish several goals at once.
BMX Racing for Youth, Families - The American Bicycling Association BMX site is a central point for learning what's happening in the fast riding, high jumping world of BMX racing.
Cycling Benefits - There are many, many good reasons for bicycle commuting, recreational bicycling and creating a strong bike culture in general. Hopefully a couple with resonate with everyone and motivate more bicycling. 60 Reasons to ride a bike! www.ibike.org/encouragement/benefits.htm
League of Illinois Bicyclists - League of Illinois Bicyclists is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving bicycling conditions in Illinois. We are the statewide advocate for all Illinois bicyclists, promoting bicycle access, education, and safety.
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy - RTC is a nonprofit organization working to enrich America's communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
Trips for Kids - Trips for Kids provides mountain-bike outings and education for kids that would not otherwise experience these activities. Their goal is to combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun. Their Re-Cyclery program focuses on recycling used bikes and bike parts and provides job-training programs for youth. The bikes that the program repairs provide safe, environmentally friendly and affordable transportation for both children and adults. This national program also supports individuals or groups who would like to form a similar organization in their community.
Guide-for-biking-and-other-outdoor-activities - When the weather is nice, few activities are as satisfying as a bicycle ride or an afternoon of skating. However, before taking to your wheels, it's worth getting to know some basic safety tips for various types of outdoor activity. Many of these active pursuits, from cycling to skateboarding, take place on or near public roadways. Whether you plan to stick to the sidewalks or share the road with other vehicles, learning how to be safe is key to avoiding serious risks. In addition, laws regarding skateboards, bikes, skates and scooters vary from state to state. Whether for adults or children, getting to know the legal procedures and the best safety measures is an important first step. After that, you can go outside and enjoy.
Safe Bicycling - The National Safety Council offers the following tips for safe and enjoyable bicycling: (click red letters)
Seven smart routes to Bicycling safety - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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