We don’t want to sound like your parents, but access and the ability to ride your bike safely doesn’t grow on trees. If you want to ride your bike and enjoy its freedoms, you have to fight for it. You have to convince corporations, towns and cities to shed the car-only mentality and provide facilities and funding for two-wheeled, human-powered transport. This takes a lot of time, effort and resources.
Luckily, there are organizations out there whose sole purpose is to further the needs of cyclists. They exist to ensure that bikers get fair and equal representation, to lobby for alternate transport funding and to ensure that beautiful swaths of countryside remain open to pedal-powered pursuits.
Below, you’ll find a few people who are fighting for us. Now is the time to help influence the direction of cycling as an alternate form of transport and recreation. Help support those who spend every waking moment creating more ways for all of us to enjoy our bicycles.
We support these organizations, and we ask you to assist too.
Cannondale is a proud supporter of 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, they're uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.
People for Bike's 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.
PeopleForBikes is the national organization working to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits. To learn more about PeopleForBikes and join (it’s free!), visithttp://www.peopleforbikes.org/
Cannondale is delighted to work with an organization that is committed to protecting cyclists' rights to safe and enjoyable riding. For generations past and to come, THE LEAGUE represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America.Through information, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere. Become a Member: bikeleague.org/
Cannondale is a proud sponsor of The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) which develops high school mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.
NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike.Learn more about NICA at http://www.nationalmtb.org/
AIDS Lifecycle is a 7-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Cannondale has been a proud supporter and the official bike sponsor of ALC since 2005.
Our team of Cannondale employees, retailers and volunteers make up "Bike Tech", where they support the 2,000 participating riders each day to ensure they complete their journey and ride from San Francisco to LA. In the past 10 years that Cannondale has supported ALC, they've raised well over $100 Million (in 2015 alone ALC raised a record breaking $16.3 million!).Learn more about AIDS Life cycle: http://www.aidslifecycle.org//
Cannondale is a proud supporter of Best Buddies Challenge!
Best Buddies Challenge host three events throughout the year in Hyannis Port, MA, San Simeon, CA and Miami, FL; a one-day ride that raises a combined total of $4 Million for Best Buddies Intl.
The Best Buddies Challenge supports Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Challenge yourself, to change lives. http://bestbuddieschallenge.org/