We love the balance that the bicycle brings to the world.

We believe bicycles add vibrancy to our communities.

When we’re out in the world pedaling around, we’re happier and healthier and more deeply connected to the people and places within our neighborhoods. We dream about the day when all towns and cities are more bicycle-friendly and that’s why we give time, resources and profits to organizations working for sustainable transportation solutions.

Products to

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Charity

In Awards

$2M

Granted

Since our founding, we have awarded over $2 million dollars plus over 4,000 products to domestic and international grassroots groups making a difference in their local communities.

Member Organizations

We are corporate members of the following organizations that are doing great things to improve conditions for bicycling:

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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS

Since 1880, the League has represented bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America.

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ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

Adventure Cycling Association works to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle.

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ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE

Active Transportation Alliance works throughout Chicago to improve walking, biking and transit for all citizens.

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BICYCLE COLORADO

A state-wide non-profit bicycle advocacy group that encourages and promotes bicycling and provide a voice for bicyclists in Colorado.

IMBA

A non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve experiences for mountain bikers worldwide.

BICYCLE COALITION OF MAINE

Bicycle Coalition of Maine works to expand biking in Maine, improve bike safety, pass bike-friendly laws and spread a love of cycling to children and adults.

WISCONSIN BIKE FED

The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation works to make Wisconsin one of the best places to bike in the world through education, legislation and citizen engagement.

NBDA

The National Bicycle Dealers Association is a non-profit association promoting the interests of every specialty bicycle retailer in the United States.

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING & URBAN RESEARCH

SPUR pioneers new approaches to transportation and urban planning by developing solutions to the big problems our cities face, such as homelessness, affordable housing, and sustainable transportation.

WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST ASSOCIATION

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association works to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation.

Organizations We Sponsor

At Planet Bike, we’re partnering with organizations that work to raise awareness, educate and create solutions to improve our communities by making them friendly places for bikes:

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YOUTH CYCLING ALLIANCE (YCA) in partnership with NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING ASSOCIATION (NICA)

YCA in partnership with NICA encourages more kids to bike and that’s why we are supporting their efforts to improve and coordinate national youth cycling efforts.

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WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through the power of bicycles, envisioning a world where distance is no longer a barrier to independence and livelihood.

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YOUTH BIKE SUMMIT

Youth Bike Summit transforms communities by empowering youth bicycle leaders.

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SLOW ROLL CHICAGO

A community-based organization utilizing bicycling to promote diversity and improve conditions in neighborhoods in the Greater Chicago area.

ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

We support Adventure Cycling’s work to create the U.S. National Bike Route.

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS

We are proud to sponsor the League’s Bicycle Friendly America program and their bicycle education efforts.

WISCONSIN BIKE FED

Closer to home, we are happy to support the Bike Fed’s working in making cycling a central and convenient part of the Wisconsin experience.

RECYCLE-A-BICYCLE

This New York non-profit utilizes the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living.

SUSTAIN DANE

For many years we have supported Sustain Dane’s Badger Bioneer conference and their work to establish Greater Madison as a national model of sustainability and sustainable innovation.

WHEELS FOR WINNERS

This homegrown non-profit provides kids with an opportunity to earn bicycles while becoming responsible and active members of the community.

RIDE ILLINOIS

This state wide nonprofit is dedicated to improving bicycling conditions throughout the Land of Lincoln as they advocate for all Illinois bicyclists, promoting bicycle access, education, and safety.

1% FOR THE PLANET

The bicycle provides powerful solutions for creating a healthier planet and that’s why we are a member of 1% for the Planet’s alliance of businesses that are financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

Recognitions

Recognition for Contributions to BICAS and Bicycle Advocacy

2013

Outstanding Support Award

2011

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Alliance for Biking and Walking’s Business Advocate of the Year

2009

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News’ BRAINy Supplier Advocate Award

2008

Mayor Daley Bicycle Advisory Council Award

For being the corporation that most supports bicycling in the City of Chicago

2007

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin’s Excellence Award

Outstanding support of bicycling in Wisconsin

2004

Thunderhead Alliance’s Courage in Advocacy Award

2003

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Badger Rock Middle School Launches Riding for Focus Program

Last week Badger Rock Middle school in our home town of Madison, WI was one of 20 middle schools across the country to receive a Biking for Focus grant from The Specialized Foundation.

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Youth Bike Summit Recap

A few weeks ago we posted a blog about the 7th annual Youth Bike Summit (YBS) that took place on October 6th – 8th in Arlington, VA. Planet Bike has been a long-time supporter of the YBS and we are always excited to see the results and growth of the summit each year.

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Transportation – The Future is Now

I had the pleasure to attend and present at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin’s recent Transportation: The Future Is Now conference in Madison, WI. In a nutshell, I spoke to how Autonomous Vehicles will slowly create a bump and then a tidal wave of biking and walking in our communities.

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