Help Make Colorado Springs A Better Place To Ride a Bike

Ride your bike! Have fun cycling! But remember, better, safer bicycling infrastructure needs your active support to make things happen. Check out the many great resources available through the local, state and national organizations listed below. Become an informed advocate for building a better cycling environment in the Pikes Peak Region.

Our organization will list public meetings you can attend that involve some aspect of cycling improvements. Those public agencies need you vocal support.

There are many ways to become a cycling advocate and we will try to provide here specific activities and actions that will help support our mission.

There are many local, state and national organizations that champion better bicycle infrastructure including safer routes to school for children riding bicycles, commuting for work or play and increased access for bicycles on public lands. Below are some organizations and how you can become involved in the ongoing process to promote safer, and easier access for people who bicycle.

Local Organizations

Established in 1987, the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC) is committed to preserving open space and parks and creating a network of trails, bikeways and greenways for the Pikes Peak Region. Bike Colorado Springs is a project of TOSC. TOSC staff members and volunteers are strong advocates for maintaining and improving regional bicycle infrastructure.

Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates’ mission is a simple one: Maintain and expand trail access for mountain bikers and all trail users in the Pikes Peak region. Established in 1990, Medicine Wheel has built over 12 miles of new trail and works closely with the Colorado Springs Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services to design, build and maintain trails on the City’s parks and open spaces.

State Organizations

Bicycle Colorado uses the tools of education and advocacy to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado.

National Organizations

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..

The Alliance for Biking & Walking creates, strengthens, and unites state and local bicycling and walking advocacy organizations. We give advocates tools to win campaigns that transform communities into great places to bike and walk.

Our network is strong and broad: we are a coalition of over 200 groups throughout North America.

Today, more and more North Americans want to live, work, and play in neighborhoods where it’s easy and safe to walk and bike.

But strong communities with safe biking and walking options don’t build themselves – they are the direct result of concerted efforts to improve streetscapes for people. The Alliance supports the people who make that change happen. We provide essential resources, coaching, campaign support, and funding to thousands of leaders at state and local advocacy organizations.

This work translates into victories that add up to create bicycle friendly and walk friendly communities: safe walking routes around schools, innovative bicycle infrastructure like protected bike lanes, multi-use paths, and greater funding for walking and bicycling improvements.

People for Bikes

People for Bikes provides a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.

Since 1988, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.


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