bicycling resources

Bicycling Resources

Resources and organizations of interest to cyclists.

Government Agencies and Contacts

Cycling in LA - Local Goverment Agencies and Contacts

Local Goverment Agencies and Contacts

Name Address Phone Website Link
City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation Bicycle Program 100 S. Main St., 9th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90012 213-972-4962 LADOT Bicycle Program
City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department 200 N. Main St., Room 1330, Los Angeles CA 90012   LA Parks & Recreation
City of Los Angeles Police Department 150 North Los Angeles St., Los Angeles CA 90012   LA Police Department
Los Angeles County Public Works Department (LACPWD)   626-458-3940 LACPWD
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) 550 S. Main St., Orange CA 92863-1584 714-560-OCTA OCTA
Cycling in LA - Regional Goverment Agencies and Contacts

Regional Government Agencies & Contacts

Name Address Phone Website Link
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 818 W. 7th St., Los Angeles CA 90017-3127 213-236-1800 SCAG
South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) 21865 E. Copley Dr., Diamond Bar CA 91765   AQMD
Cycling in LA - State Goverment Agencies and Contacts

State Government Agencies & Contacts

Name Address Phone Website Link
California Air Resources Board (ARB) 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento CA 95812 800-363-7664 ARB
California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) P.O. Box 942873, Sacramento CA 94273-0001 916-654-5266 CalTrans
CalTrans Bicycle Facilities Unit 1120 N Street, Mail Stop 1, Sacramento, CA 95814 916-653-2750 CalTrans Bicycle Facilities Unit
CalTrans District 7 Office 120 S. Spring St., Los Angeles CA 90012 213-897-3656  
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)     DMV
Cycling in LA - Federal Goverment Agencies and Contacts

Federal Government Agencies & Contacts

Name Address Phone Website Link
Federal Highway Administration (FHA) 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington D.C. 20590 202-366-5007 FHA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington D.C. 20590   NHTSA
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) 400 Seventh St., S.W., Washington D.C. 20590   USDOT

Advocacy Organizations

Cycling in LA - Local Advocacy Organizations

Local Advocacy Organizations

Name Description Address Phone Website Link
Bicycle Commuter Coalition of the Inland Empire Bicycle advocacy for the Inland Empire P.O. Box 1523, San Bernadino CA 92401    
Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) A not-for-profit group, based in Los Angeles that seeks to promote the bicycle as a viable and sustainable transportation choice. 4734 Eagle Rock Blvd. #1001,Los Angeles, California 90041 323-478-0060 C.I.C.L.E.
Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association (CORBA) A group that advocates for mountain biker interests in the Santa Monica Mountains. They build and maintain trails, hold mountain biking skills classes, and sponsor youth programs. P.O. Box 784, Woodland Hills CA 91365-0784   CORBA
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) Representing the Los Angeles area, working to improve road conditions, encourage bicycle commuting, and promote safety programs. Helping to assure that bicycling is a part of an integrating transportation plan throughout the Los Angeles area. 634 S. Spring Street, #821, Los Angeles CA 90014 213-629-2142 LACBC
Orange County Bicycle Coalition (OCBC) Bicycle advocacy group for Orange County. 630 South Glassell Street #100, Orange CA 92866 714-288-9130 OCBC
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC) Bicycle advocacy group for San Diego County. P.O. Box 34544, San Diego CA 92163 619-685-7742 SDCBC
Ventura County Bicycle Coalition (VCBC) Representing the Ventura County area, this group has information on local bicycle concerns and activities. 1437-F S. Victoria Ave. PMB 332, Ventura CA 93003-6558 805-932-1302 VCBC
Cycling in LA - State Advocacy Organizations

State Advocacy Organizations

Name Description Address Phone Website Link
California Bicycle Coalition Statewide advocacy organization has information on bicycle commuting, vehicle codes, bicycle legislation, California Bike Commute Week, and more. P.O. Box 162848, Sacramento CA 95816-2848   calbike
California Association of Bicycling Organizations California's bicycle clubs organized to protect bicyclists' interests statewide and to encourage, maintain, and improve bicycling conditions.     CABO
California Bicycle Advisory Committee (CBAC) Advisor to Caltrans on bicycle issues. 1120 N Street, Sacramento CA 95814 916-653-0036  
California Bike to Work Day A project that advocates increased bicycle use, access, safety and education by promoting the bicycle as an everyday means of transportation and recreation. P.O. Box 1446, Poway CA 92074 619-679-1027 Bike to Work
STPP California A group that attempts to ensure that transportation policies and investments help conserve energy, protect the environment and make communities more livable. 1414 K Street, Suite 660, Sacramento, CA 95814 Fax: 916-447-8881 STPP
Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society (WOMBATS) This group encourages girls and women to try cycling. Enhance awareness of bicycles as a mode of transportation. P.O. Box 757, Fairfax, CA 94978 805-932-1302 WOMBATS
Cycling in LA - National Advocacy Organizations

National Advocacy Organizations

Name Description Address Phone Website Link
Adventure Cycling Association Promotes bicycle touring and continuous bicycle routes throughout the United States. Has maps available and offers rides nationwide. 150 East Pine Street, Missoula MT 59807 800-755-2453 Adventure Cycling
American Youth Hostels A valuable resource for travel information. 733 15th St. NW #840, Washington, DC, 20005   American Youth Hostels
Bicycle Ride Directors Association of America (BRDAA) Discusses ways to improve rides, insurance, and tour calendars. 755 North Leafwood Court, Brea CA 92821 562-690-9693 BRDAA
League of American Bicyclists Organization protects the rights and promotes the interests of bicyclists; promotes safety, and information on national and local bicycle activities and programs. 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 401, Washington D.C. 20006-2802 202-822-1333 LAB
National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) Represents a trade group for independent bicycle dealers. Site offers bike shop information, and newsletter. 777 W. 9th, Suite 0, Costa Mesa CA 92627   NBDA
National Center for Bicycling & Walking A national advocacy organization, they work with Congress, and USDOT. They put on an annual Pro Bike conference. Their web site has resources and information on bicycle transportation nationwide. 1506 21st Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20036 202-463-6622 Bicycling & Walking
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Working with DOT to connect communities with information to create safe places for walking and bicycling. c/o Highway safety Research Center
University of North Carolina, 730 Airport Rd., Chapel Hill NC 27599-3430
877-WALKBIKE Walk & Bike
Rails to Trails Conservancy Working to convert abandoned railways into public trails. Looking to create more urban greenways through the nation. 1100 17th Street, 10th Floor, NW, Washington D.C. 20036
California Office:
26 O'Farrell Street, Suite 400, San Francisco CA 94108
California Office:
Rails to Trails
United States Cycling Federation and National Off-Road Bicycling Association Promotes and governs different disciplines of the sport of cycling. One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-578-4596 USA Cycling
Cycling in LA - International Advocacy Organizations

International Advocacy Organizations

Name Description Address Phone Website Link
Canadian Cycling Association Promotes, organizes and represents cycling in Canada. 1600 James Naismith Dr., Gloucester, Ontario K1B 5N4 Canada   Canadian Cycling
European Cyclists Federation Represent 29 countries in Europe. They promote bicycle transportation and bicycle planning for the future.     European Cyclists
Fietersbond Campaigns for better bicycling conditions in the Netherlands. Postbus 2828, 3500 GV Utrecht, Netherlands   Fietersbond
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy       ITDP
International Bicycle Fund Promotes sustainable transit, non-motorized urban planning and bicycle safety education. 4887 Columbia Dr. South #R, Seattle, WA 98108-1919 206-628-9314
Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) Promoting environmentally sustainable equitable transportation worldwide. 115 West 30th St., 12th Floor, Suite 1205, New York NY 10001 212-629-8001  
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) The mission of IMBA is to promote mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible. 1121 Broadway, Suite 203, Boulder CO 80306 888-442-4622 IMBA
International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) A non-profit educational organization providing resources, networking, training for public safety cyclists. 28 East Ostend Street, Baltimore MD 21230 410-685-2220 IPMBA
Sustrans, Routes for People Organization promotes projects that encourage people to cycle, walk, and use public transportation in order to reduce motor traffic. Freepost BS7739, Bristol BS1 4BR, U.K.   Sustrans
Velo Mondial Biannual bicycle conference for planners and campaigners.     Velo Mondial
Velo Quebec, La Route verte A collaboration with the Government of Quebec and regional partners to develop pathways for recreational and tourism bicycles and regional maps. 1251, rue Rachel Est, Montreal, Quebec Canada H2J2J9   Velo Quebec
Cycling in LA - Los Angeles City Bike Shops

Los Angeles City Bike Shops

Name Address Phone Website Link

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