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Digital
Yearbook

2014-2015

Better Riding
For All

PeopleForBikes is uniting millions of individuals, thousands of businesses, and hundreds of communities to make riding better for everyone. Because when people ride bikes, great things happen.

Our vision is that bicycle riding is safe and appealing for everyone who wants to ride—improving our world through bikes.

We make your bicycling experience better by focusing our efforts in three key areas:

Infrastructure
Grassroots
Grasstops
Infrastructure
Green Lane Project Community Grants Program

Many Americans would start riding a bike—or ride more often—if they could find more safe places to ride. Whether you want to safely ride to work, comfortably cruise around with family, or pedal some trails without driving far from home, we are working to make your ride even better.

We direct two programs that help build more places to ride.

Our Green Lane Project helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. We focus on protected bike lanes, which are on-street lanes separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts. Protected bike lanes are a transformational tool to create places where people of all ages and abilities feel comfortable riding bikes.

75% Increase in bike use on a street after a protected lane is installed

96% Percent of people feel safer when riding in a protected lane

3x Increase in the number of protected bike lanes since 2010

Our Community Grants Program is an important and tangible way that PeopleForBikes gives back to the people, organizations, and cities and towns that support us. We award funding to projects that create better places to ride.

34 Grants awarded in 2014, for a total of $330,340

$22.5M Bike funding leveraged by our 2014 grants

$824,761 Total cash support we provided in 2014, including community grants, event sponsorships and funding for other national bike non-profits

Grassroots
1 Million Riders United Constantly Growing

Nearly one out of three Americans ride a bike every year. But until we launched the PeopleForBikes campaign, only a fraction had ever been active in making bicycling better. By uniting individual bike riders, we’re giving the bicycling community a large, powerful voice.

2014 was a big year for our grassroots army. After more than four years of outreach to U.S. bicyclists, we reached the major milestone of one million riders united!

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Different ads in our Travel With Care safety campaign

27

States PeopleForBikes events crews visited in 2014

433,000

People reached at more than 65 events

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  1. Iowa
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Louisiana
  5. Maine
  6. Maryland
  7. Massachusettes
  8. Michigan
  9. Minnesota
  10. Missippippi
  11. Missouri
  12. Montana
  13. Nebraska
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14,198

Total vertical feet climbed in stage 14 of the 2014 Tour de France, where PeopleForBikes was promoted by the Trek Factory Racing team

Grasstops

It is vital that America’s leaders respect bicycling. Our Business Network is the voice for thousands of businesses across America that support bicycling and understand its economic benefits.

$200M to $800M Increase in annual federal bike funding since 1999

29,000 Trails, paths and lanes built with the federal funding we’ve helped secure

3 Major-city bike sharing programs we helped launch in 2014

Better Riding
Near You

Here are a few highlights of the ways we’re working to make riding better.

191 Protected Bike Lanes

298 Community Grants

12 Green Lane Project Cities

65 2014 PeopleForBikes Crew Events

National Highlights

    Map Key

  • Featured Stories
  • 2014 Crew Events
  • Green Lane Project Cities
  • Community Grants
  • Protected Bike Lanes

International Highlights

TOUR DE INFRASTRUCTURE

The Green Lane Project took 24 U.S. city leaders on international study tours to Denmark and the Netherlands in 2014.

TOUR DE FRANCE

Pro cycling team Trek Factory Racing sported the PeopleForBikes logo on their jerseys and vehicles at the 2014 Tour.

A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

At the Velo-city Global conference in Adelaide, Australia, PeopleForBikes President Tim Blumenthal presented on global bike trends to an audience of international bicycling leaders.

We’re working towards these and other goals by 2025.

  • Americans will enjoy five times as many bike rides as today.
  • 5X the number of protected bike lanes in U.S. cities and towns.
  • 4 million Americans will actively support better bicycling through PeopleForBikes.
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2014 Financials

The combined budgets of the PeopleForBikes Coalition and PeopleForBikes Foundation totaled $7.1 million in 2014. For more detail on the financial structure and performance of PeopleForBikes, view our 2014 Financials PDF.

One million is just the beginning. Thank you for rolling with us towards a better future for bicycling.

1,006,484 PEOPLE FOR BIKES
AND GROWING