League of American Bicyclists

We're leading the movement to build a bicycle-friendly America for everyone

aka League of American Wheelmen   |   Washington, DC   |  www.bikeleague.org

Mission

OUR MISSION
is to lead the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Mr. Bill Nesper

Main address

1612 K St NW Ste 1102

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

36-6206225

NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Our programs

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Bicycle Friendly America

Our Bicycle Friendly America program is transforming America one business, community and state at a time. This recognition program, free to all applicants, awards Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze designations based on engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Applicants have increased each year since the program began in 2003, with a 20 percent increase in communities in 2010. Although only one out of every three applicants is awarded a designation; every community, state and business that applies received specific, detailed feedback on how to improve.  We are launching the Bicycle Friendly Colleges and Universities (BFCU) program, under the umbrella of the Bicycle Friendly America program. This will allow colleges and universities to apply (free of charge) and get feedback and recognition based on how innovative they are. People who return to cycling for transportation while in college are excellent candidates to continue using bicycles for transportation post-college. Encouraging these institutions to increase and value their work on behalf of cyclists will go a long way toward building a Bicycle Friendly America.

Population(s) Served

TEACHING BICYCLING SKILLS AND BUILDING CONFIDENCE TO RIDE
Education has been a core activity of the League’s since the 1970’s. Virtually every state and local bicycling education program can trace its roots directly back to the League’s program. This core content is designed to reach people of all ages and abilities, improving skills, building confidence, and teaching others.

Population(s) Served

The Active Transportation Leadership Institute is composed of three major initiatives:
*The Benchmarking Project: Which continues the work of the Alliance for Biking and Walking to publish a 6th edition of the biennial Benchmarking Report and support the newly launched interactive version at bikingandwalkingbenchmarks.org.
*The Bike League Hub, a membership-only forum for members of the Active Transportation Leadership Institute.
*Holding a 1.5 day Leadership Retreat prior to the 2018 National Bike Summit. The Leadership Retreat will be held on March 3rd and 4th.

Population(s) Served

The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. With new leadership in the Oval Office, we need your voice for bikes on Capitol Hill.

This inspiring event builds our movement for 2018 and beyond. Focus will be on regional planning, national and local messaging, and the road map of our work together in advancing the bicycling movement.

Population(s) Served

Our advocacy efforts span the spectrum, from lobbying Congress for our fair share of funding to giving local advocates the tools to win campaigns for bike-friendly policies in your town. Since 1880, we have been the hub of information that get the wheels spinning in communities nationwide. At the federal, state and local level, our efforts unite the voices of bicyclists and efforts of advocates nationwide.

Population(s) Served

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level. The 2017 Challenge is organized and presented by the League of American Bicyclists.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2010

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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League of American Bicyclists

Board of directors
as of 8/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Ken Podziba


Board co-chair

Mr. Karen Weisberg

Harry Brull

Nicole Preston

Torrance Strong

Maria Boustead

Max Hepp-Buchanan

Mark Thomas

Bob Oppliger

Mike Sewell

Ralph Monti

A.J. Zelada

Jim Baross

Danielle Arigoni

Jackie Martin

Beth St. John

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/10/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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