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The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms
of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in
-Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999) (more quotations on
On Your Bike - How To:
Travel and Touring:
- 20+ Ways Businesses Can Increase EarthSmart Commuting
- Bicycle Music Festival Bicycle
powered, local music, organic food and fun.
- Bike Share Systems & Schemes Hi-tech
municipal and corporate bicycle sharing programs.
- Bike To Work and Other Encouragement Programs
- Critical Mass: A Mess or Master Tactic?
- Celebrities on Bicycle Some lend
their good names to the cause, others are out for fresh air.
- Community Free Bike Programs Dozens of communities in Europe and North America now have free bike programs.
All the programs are cut from the same wheel, but each has its own spin, somewhat
reflected in the names: white bike, pink bike, yellow bike, green bike and checked bike.
Take a look and start one in your town.
- Environment, Health & Transportation
- Events Special events, gathering, festivals and
one-day fund-raising rides / tours
- National Night Out (Wheel) Block Party
- Organizing a Charity/Fundraising/Bike-A-Thon
Bicycle Event There are as many ways to organize a charity/fundraising
event as there are events. No two seem to have been done exactly the same.
This outline should cover about ninety percent of the major
- Recycling - Shipping Surplus Bikes Overseas
Here is a win-win program that generates positive community involvement around
bicycles and help keeps bikes out of the landfill.
- Rush-Miller Foundations
Donates tandem bicycles to blind and low vision children in the US and abroad.
- Starting A Bike Club Forming a bicycle club and doing
something as simple as scheduling weekly rides can be an effective way for
building a base for bicycle advocacy in a community.
- Youth and Young People Bicycle Recycle Programs Programs
teaching young people a vocation, personal management, business management and give them
self-esteem, while promoting bicycling. A great program for any community.
Political Advocacy and Activism
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