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AKA  League of American Bicyclists
Washington, DC
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LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/02/2012: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN WHEELMEN INC

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Also Known As: League of American Bicyclists
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20006 2850
EIN: 36-6206225
Web URL: www.bikeleague.org 
Blog URL: www.bikeleague.org/blog/ 
NTEE Category: N Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
N60 Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C.
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S20 Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement
N Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
N60 Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 1990 
How This Organization Is Funded: Membership


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Mission Statement

The League's mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $2,622,892
Total Expenses $2,337,037

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Mr. Andrew Clarke

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Since Apr 2004

Profile:

Mr. Clarke was appointed to the position of President in April of 2004 after successfully leading efforts to create, interpret and implement the various transportation programs that are available to improve conditions for bicycling and walking as the League's State and Local Advocacy Director. Before joining the League in February 2003, Clarke was on contract to provide technical assistance to the highly regarded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration. Since June 1999, he has also served as the Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, an organization that has achieved significant growth under his leadershiClarke has managed a range of bicycle and pedestrian planning projects at the state and metropolitan levels and has worked extensively with state and local advocacy groups. Clarke is a 1984 graduate of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with an undergraduate degree in Law. He is on the Board of Directors for America Bikes, and a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals.

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Bicycle Friendly Communities: Changing the look of America, town-by-town, city-by-city by encouraging communities to provide better facilities for cyclists and publicly rewarding them for doing so. Bicycle Safety and Education: Providing materials and training courses to help people feel more secure about getting on their bikes. The League's network of over 500 certified League Cycling Instructors give people the skills and confidence necessary to ride in today's traffic conditions. National, State and Local Advocacy: The League is the national voice for cyclists, working with Congress, the Department of Transportation and other agencies to ensure that cycling interests are well represented. In addition, the League provides support and information to state and local bicycle advocacy organizations on a daily basis, strengthening their efforts to increase and improve facilities for cyclists. National Bike Month: National sponsorship of Bike Month and Bike to Work Day.

Program Long-Term Success:

Over the last two years, The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign has honored 44 communities around the nation for their efforts to accommodate bicyclists. The campaign provides an incentive to communities to improve their infrastructures and polices towards bicyclists.

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Budget:
$780,000
Category:
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Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

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.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The League of American Bicyclists promotes and protects the rights of cyclists through advocacy, education and promotion. We do this by advocating for cyclists on Capitol Hill and in states and communities across the country. Our online advocacy center helps keep cyclists alerted to issues that affect them, and offers them a way to have a voice in how cycling is viewed by lawmakers in America. In March, we successfully held the 10th National Bike Summit, an annual advocacy meeting that brings cyclists to Capitol Hill to speak with representatives and senators. 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. The League is also the home of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week, which encourages more than 500,000 Americans to bike to work in May. We promote bicycling everywhere we can, from the New York Times to NBC Nightly News.  Our education work includes certifying more than 2,000 League Cycling Instructors nationwide to teach the League’s curricula in traffic skills, commuting, group riding, teaching children and more. These classes are offered almost every weekend across the country, and are useful for all cyclists of all skill levels.
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