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!
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 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.
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.
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.