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Bicycle Advocacy

Montgomery Cyclery supports many organizations that advocate for various bicycle related causes. Whether you are new to cycling, or a particular type of cycling, there are local and national resources available to obtain education or to help make an impact. Bicycle advocacy groups range from safe passing laws, to helping fund and build trails, to providing bicycles for children in poverty stricken countries as a means of transportation. Click on the links below to discover what some of the advocacy organizations are all about!


Queen City BikeQueen City Bike is a bicycle advocacy 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to create strong and active communities by promoting the bicycle as a safe, accessible, and low-stress choice for everyday transportation. Queen City Bike is Greater Cincinnati’s only member-based bicycle advocacy organization. The objectives of the organization build support for bicycling infrastructure, policy, education, and culture using a grassroots approach that works closely with community organizations, local leaders, and citizens to make our streets safer for all users.


Riding Forward's mission is to advocate, educate and develop today's youth and communities to reach their full potential through partnerships involving two wheeled sports.

Mobo Bicycle Co-Op
The MoBo Bicycle Cooperative is a non-profit volunteer-run cooperative dedicated to making cycling accessible and practical to everyone in the greater Cincinnati area. The co-op is about helping people help themselves. The co-op provides a central place for people to come to rescue bicycles and learn how to fix and maintain them. The volunteer mechanics do not fix bikes for people; they help guide members who are working on their own bicycle projects. The co-op also works for bicycle advocacy, and organizes rides, social events, and contests.
Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance
In the 1990s, mountain bikers in Greater Cincinnati had few locations where they could use their bikes as they had been designed to be used — on off-road trails. That changed in 1997, when a group of dedicated riders came together to create a trail network in the region. The Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA), local chapter of International Mountain Bike Assoc. (IMBA), now maintains more than 60 miles of public trails within one hour of Downtown Cincinnati. Through activities like trail build days, racing events and social gatherings, we foster a healthy off-road community in and around the Queen City.
Cincinnati Cycling ClubThe Cincinnati Cycle Club promotes cycling as an active, healthy lifestyle by organizing and offering the largest selection of group rides, social activities and cycling support in the tri-state area.



As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, we are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 48,000 members. 

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

People for Bikes

PeopleForBikes is the movement to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, PeopleForBikes is uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits. The goal is to make every bike ride better, whether that ride takes you on trails, down to the grocery store, or all the way across town. Why? Because when people ride bikes, great things happen for our bodies and our minds, and our local and global communities.

International Mountain Bike Association

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association. IMBA’s mission is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences. 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 staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy transforms unused rail corridors into vibrant public places—ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

The League of American Bicyclists has been protecting your rights to safe and enjoyable bicycling since 1880. What started as a movement by “Wheelmen” on high-wheel bikes to get roads paved continues today with advocacy on the federal level. The League provides valuable education programs, helps create better biking environments, promotes bicycling as the option of choice and helps you create bicycle-friendly places. In an effort to improve riding conditions so one may better enjoy their newly discovered sport, more than 100,000 cyclists from across the United States joined the League to advocate for paved roads.

Additional cycling advocacy organizations and resources can be found on USA Cycling's website.