Interbike Supports Bicycle Advocacy
Interbike contributes a significant portion of its proceeds to support bicycle advocacy groups. Keep reading below to learn about all of the advocacy groups we support. Make sure to visit advocacy alley at the show to learn about the many advocacy organizations working to grow and support cycling and what you can do to help them.
With nearly 100 rides and over 100,000 riders every year, Bike MS is the largest fundraising cycling event in the world. But Bike MS is more than a ride- it’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. And you’ll find the support we provide to be nothing short of remarkable. From food and drink to fuel the journey, to mechanical and medical assistance whenever needed, not to mention the countless volunteers cheering for you and your team along the way, the atmosphere couldn’t be more enjoyable. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with friends both new and old. And when you cross the finish line, you’ll also be helping us reach an even greater goal — a world free of MS.
Find your ride today at bikeMS.org.
The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association is the trade association for the US bicycle industry. With over 100 years of history, and over 100 members evenly divided between bicycle and accessory companies, BPSA is focused on three areas: Legal/Legislative, Statistics, and Safety. With new initiatives and partnerships with PeopleForBikes and IMBA in the areas of electric bikes, legislative monitoring and sustainability, we enter our second century with great momentum and enthusiasm.
Learn more at bpsa.org.
Since 1988, the International Mountain Bicycling Association has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteerism and innovative trail management. IMBA’s worldwide network includes 35,000 individual members, more than 700 chapters/clubs over 160 corporate partners and about 600 retail shops. Learn more by visiting imba.com. For bicycle retailers, joining IMBA helps your business connect with local riders. IMBA retailer memberships start at just $100. Join or renew online at imba.com/join. You can also contact IMBA’s membership services at 888-442-4622, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NBDA works to benefit all bicycle dealers, and every dollar goes towards funding member programs and pro-dealer initiatives. The NBDA’s mission is to “strengthen the specialty bicycle retailer,” and its vision is “leading bicycle retail to excellence.” To support these efforts, the NBDA publishes Bicycle Retailer And Industry News, the industry’s leading journal for the bicycle trade, the NBDA Outspokin’ newsletter, produces NBDA Super Seminars, the Profitability Project “20 Group” program, the America’s Best Bike Shops project, and offers research and advocacy initiatives to assist bicycle dealers. For more information about the NBDA, visit nbda.com.
Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike. As of September 2015, NICA has 19 state and regional leagues, and 3,000 coaches who are working with nearly 7,500 student-athletes from 522 schools in the USA.
Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation dedicated to making bicycling better. Based in Boulder, Colorado, they have 21 professional staff, 20 volunteer directors, and a $2.5 million annual operating budget. Learn more at peopleforbikes.org.
Trips for Kids (TFK) has been transforming the lives of undeserved youth through bicycling since 1988. Our programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values. We operate chapters in about 75 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally, and have opened the world of cycling to over 145,000 youth. Our chapters offer Trail Rides and Earn-a-bike programs and operate Re-Cyclery Bike Shops that refurbish and sell donated bikes, parts and accessories.
World Bicycle Relief
Founded in 2005, World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles®. World Bicycle Relief accomplishes its mission by designing, manufacturing and distributing high quality bicycles that withstand the challenging terrain and conditions in rural, developing areas. Entrepreneurs use the bike to increase productivity and profits, Students attend class more regularly and their academic performances improve, and health care workers visit more patients in less time, providing better, more consistent care. World Bicycle Relief also promotes local economies and long-term sustainability by assembling bicycles locally and training over 1,000 field mechanics. To date, World Bicycle Relief has delivered over 275,000 bicycles.