Are you on a PeopleForBikes board or committee? Thank you! We are honored to have you on our team. Use this page as a guide to understand your role and how you can contribute to our industry-wide goal of getting more people riding bikes more often and helping bike businesses thrive.
PeopleForBikes is the bike industry trade association. We focus on making every bike ride safer, easier to access and more fun; and on growing and improving the U.S. bike industry. We work for you, your family, your neighbors, your business and your community. We rely on our members, partners and the 1.3-million PeopleForBikes supporters and advocates.
Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers (501(c)6), as well as a charitable foundation (501(c)3). Our Coalition is where we advocate for pro-bike policies and regulations. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and philanthropic supporters.
We’ve invested millions of dollars in community bicycling projects and organizations, and leveraged several billion dollars in federal, state, local and private funding to make bicycling better.
Additional information to know:
- PeopleForBikes 2019 Annual Report
- Current Coalition Membership
- Staff List
- Board Lists
- Organizational Structure
- Information on Subcommittees
PeopleForBikes’ mission is to get more people on bikes more often. To make bike riding better for everyone and create an environment where bicycling and the bike industry thrive.
The importance of your role
We rely on the expertise and time investment of our volunteer board and committee members to help shape the future of the bike industry and grow bicycling participation in America. We are grateful for the contributions of the 80+ leaders from member companies who serve on the PeopleForBikes Coalition Board of Directors, PeopleForBikes Foundation Board, BPSA Trade Association Committee, on one of our four subcommittees or our sustainability working group. We thank you for your service.
Board and committee member toolkit
The links below will prepare you for your role:
- Webinar: Board and Committee Member Orientation: How to get the most out of your PeopleForBikes volunteer experience (PDF of slides can be found here.)
- Handout: PeopleForBikes Coalition Board and Committee Member Guiding Principles
- Handout: Six Traits Of An Effective Board Member
- 5 things we ask of you:
- Be a PeopleForBikes ambassador and communicate PeopleForBikes goals and activities to your company and colleagues.
- Make sure your organization pays PeopleForBikes Coalition dues on time.
- Read board packets and other PeopleForBikes materials, and come prepared to meetings.
- Attend committee meetings – whether in person or over the phone (or send a proxy).
- Attend PeopleForBikes events such as the Bicycle Leadership Conference and occasionally attend Washington, D.C. Fly-ins or other PeopleForBikes leadership and networking events.
PeopleForBikes Boards and Committees