We at Bicycles East don't just talk about advocacy and community involvement. We do it! Here's a sampling of how we walk (or pedal?) the talk:
LOCAL ADVOCACY EFFORTS:
Bicycles East has direct relationships with the national organizations below:
The League of American Bicyclists began when bikes, not cars, ruled the roads. Today, this organization is a leader in advocating and educating on behalf of cyclists in every state. They also organize major cycling rallies and support many local and state cycling groups across America. Bicycles East is a member of the League of American Bicyclists, and we further support them by donating a percentage of all of our helmet sales.
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle-Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation. The League of American Bicyclists administers the Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign. Bicycles East is taking a lead role in Glastonbury's Bicycle Friendly Community efforts and hosted a visit from BFC Program Staff.
People for Bikes is a membership organization founded by bicycle industry and advocacy leaders with the mission of "putting more people on bikes more often." It was formerly known as Bikes Belong. Bicycles East supports People for Bikes and assists with their communications. Check out their display at Bicycles East.
The mission of I.M.B.A., the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is to promote mountain bicycling opportunities which are environmentally and socially responsible. Bicycles East supports IMBA by donating a portion of all Trek full-suspension mountain bikes that we sell.
Bicycles East supports a large number of local organizations within our community. In addition, we provide bicycle safety programs for schools, scouting groups, and other youth organizations. If you would like to discuss how Bicycles East can create a program for your group, feel free to contact us. Learn more about our community involvement here.