At Cyclery USA Advocay is of the utmost importance to us. We make every effort to support as many cycling related groups, projects and organizations as possible. From donations to on-site support, we make sure to spread the word about the importance of Cycling Advocay and the many organizations that make our communities more bicycle friendly.
Not only are we a member of numerous Cycling Advocay groups but we also make a direct impact right in our stores. For Every Bontrager Helmet that we sell, we dontate $1.00 to help support People For Bikes. And for Every Full Suspension Trek Mountain Bike that we sell, we donate $10.00 to the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). Being the awesome company that Trek is, they match our donations, dollar for dollar.
If you're interested in joining People For Bikes, you can sign up in store or right here on our website!
Check out People For Bikes: Retailers in Action Article- Featuring Cyclery USA!
"As any rider knows, bike shops are the hub of the bicycling community. They are the hub of the PeopleForBikes community too. We have more than 1,000 retailer members spreading the word about PeopleForBikes, bringing new riders into the movement and collecting donations to help fund our Community Grants program.
Each month we showcase one of our retailer members who is going above and beyond to help improve bicycling in their own communities. Last month we chatted with Chris Arterburn from Elevation Cyclesin Boulder, CO. This month, we chatted with Craig Kundig from Cyclery USA in CA on how he integrated PeopleForBikes into all of his stores and what he has in store for in 2014."
What you can do to help encourage a more bike friendly world!
Why Ride? With the world facing skyrocketing obesity rates, escalating traffic congestion and the concerns of global climate change, the bicycle is a simple, underutilized and fun solution.
Joining or learning about any of the agencies below will enlighten you to the current status of bicycling as a form of transportation and recreation. We need more friends like you to join the cycling revolution!
This bike industry supported non-profit aims to put more people on bikes more often. You can find solid statistics about cycling, research grants and more on their website.
Over a century old, this agency speaks on behalf of cyclists nationwide and advocates for funding to build new bike paths, to create safe routes to school and to encourage cycling as both transportation and recreation.
IMBA's mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide. If you ride off road, chances are IMBA had something to do with the trail design or the building and maintenance of it.
The IEBA works to make cycling safe, easier and most of all, FUN for the whole family. Their Philosophy: We represent all forms of cycling whether you are the daily commuter or the mountain bike racer. We believe in safer roads and sustainable mountain bike trails. We have a willingness to work with public officials and all user groups to find solutions to the biking needs of the residents and visitors of the area. By working together we can make the IE one of the safest and most exciting areas in the country to ride.
They're responsible for the conversion of old rail beds into thousands of miles of bike trails across the country. They've contributed to the quality of life for hundreds of communities by promoting land stewardship and creating peaceful environments to ride, walk or run.
Their mission is to enable more people to bicycle, creating safer, healthier and more prosperous communities for all. Thier vision is of millions of people riding bikes every day in California. Networks of safe streets and paths conveniently connect every destination. People of all ages and abilities enjoy the health and happiness that comes from bicycling. Our local communities are stronger economically thanks to less automobile dependence. Traffic-related injuries are less common and less severe, and fatalities are rare. California is a national model for sustainable transportation.
The Bicycle Commuter Coalition of the Inland Empire was founded in the 1990s to promote increased use of bicycling as an alternative to automobiles for transportation and to advocate for safe bike-friendly routes and facilities throughout the region. They encourage you to leave your car keys at home and let that engine rest, help clean the air and get some exercise by using a bike to get to work and around town. Use their website as a resource for making cycling a safe and socially accepted means of transportation, not only as an occasional alternative to the automobile, but the predominant way to get around.
Other Reasons to Ride
Ride For Your Health
Fact: The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
Fact: 3 hours of riding per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
Fact: A 140 pound cyclist burns 508 calories while riding 14 miles in an hour.
Ride For The World
Fact: The United States could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of trips taken.
Fact: Each U.S. rush-hour driver spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.
Fact: In 2003, cars idling in traffic wasted 5 billion gallons of fuel.
Ride For Our Future
Fact: In 1964, 50% of kids rode to school and the obesity rate was 12%. In 2004, 3% rode and the obesity rate was 45%.
Fact: Between 1960 and today the average weight of a 6-11 year old has increased 11 pounds.
Ride Just Two Miles Or Less
Fact: 60% of the pollution created by auto emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.
Fact: 24% of all trips are made within a mile of the home, 40% of all trips are made within 2 miles and 50% of the working population commutes 5 miles or less to work.