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Puget Sound Cycling Clubs

 Bicycling membership organizations typically offer group rides, socializing and community events. Some hold classes, maintain trails, negotiate discounts with bike shops or serve as advocates to governmental entities.

For a list of all the region’s great road biking maps, pick up a copy of Biking Puget Sound.

 

West Coast Regional Cycling Clubs, Organizations and Routes

 

Bicycle Travel, Adventure Cycling and Bike Overnights

For a list of cycle touring resources, pick up a copy of Cycling the Pacific Coast.

 

Advocacy Organizations

  • Bike Works, Seattle. A Rainier Valley organization that promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. https://bikeworks.org/
  • Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition, Puyallup, Wash. A group assisting in the creation and maintenance of a connected system of non-motorized trails from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound. www.piercecountytrails.org
  • Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle. This group supports the completion and maintenance of the granddaddy of Seattle’s rail-trails. www.burkegilmantrail.org
  • National Center for Bicycling and Walking, New York, N.Y. http://www.bikewalk.org/
  • People for Bikes, Boulder, Colo. A group aiming to make riding better for everyone. http://peopleforbikes.org/
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, D.C. Advocacy organization working to create a network of trails from former rail lines. https://www.railstotrails.org/
  • Washington Bikes (formerly Bicycle Alliance of Washington), Seattle. A statewide bicycle advocacy group. Among its many safety-related activities, WA Bikes operates the Safe Routes to School program. www.wabikes.org
  • World Bicycle Relief, Earth. Mobilizing people through the power of bicycles. https://worldbicyclerelief.org/en/

 

Cycling Safety

The main concern of many recreational cyclists is whether they will be safe on the roads. We can all work to create safer roads, and practice safer riding. Many of the bike clubs and advocacy groups above focus on safety. Here are some more organizations helping enhance safe bicycling.

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