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Bicycle Resources & Links
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TBC Resource Sheets

TBC created these informative flyers in response to Frequently Asked Questions raised by our members:  

Bicyclists Pay More Than Their Fair Share (.pdf)
Share the Road Resource Sheet (.pdf)
How to Fit a Helmet (.pdf)
Helmets-by-the-Dozen Order Form (pdf)

* We encourage clubs and events to reprint the resource sheets in your newsletter or registration packets. Please identify the Texas Bicycle Coalition as the source.



Bicycle Links

State Agencies
Federal Agencies
Texas Cycling Clubs & Bicycle Links
National Advocacy Links
State & City Advocacy Links (outside of Texas)



State Agencies

Texas State Legislature
Find your local representative or senator, and check on bills pending before the legislature during the session. It is also a good site for reviewing Texas state law on any subject. Be careful downloading the codes, some of them are huge!

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Visit this site to find out more about your local district personnel. Texas has 25 districts, and each one is fairly independent. If you are interested in the decision-making processes regarding construction or road resurfacing, contact your TxDOT district's Traffic Safety Specialist. Have your cycling club contact the District Engineer at least once a year to make your interests known. Here is a link to a .pdf file with the district coordinators for Traffic Safety, Enhancements and Bicycle Issues. Coordinator List as an Acrobat® File.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
TPWD allocates money for trails from the national Recreational Trails program. TBC personnel sit on the board that approves Recreation Trails grants. TPWD also controls access to state parks. This is a great site with information on facilities.

Texas Department of Health (TDH)
In addition to keeping better statistics on bicycle crashes than DPS, TDH also has a Safe Rider program that will work with local organizations to do safety courses and give away bicycle helmets.

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Federal Agencies

United States Congress: [House | Senate]
These two sites give you access to your U.S. Representative and to Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn. Austin Congressman, Lloyd Doggett (D)-10th District, is a member of the Congressional Bike Caucus and rides to his office.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)
The U.S. Department of Transportation is the umbrella organization for all means of transport, both private and commercial. The organizations that have the greatest impact on cycling are the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This is the most comprehensive highway site. They have maps of America's Byways, lists of road closings, as well as lots of statistics and other information.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This is the most comprehensive traffic safety site. There is lots of information and statistics on a national basis, and some good kids stuff, too. Lots of good statistics on fatalities, but the injury statistics are understated because of the reporting system.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This site is very strong in injury prevention. They also have more information about diseases than you really need to know. Actually, the injury statistics here are probably a little more complete than on the NHTSA site because of the reporting system.

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State Cycling Associations
Texas Bicycle Racing Association (TXBRA)
Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association (TMBRA)

Local Cycling Clubs
Austin Cycling Association
Austin Ridge Riders
Brazos Valley Cyclists
Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA)
Highland Lakes Bicycle Club
Houston Area Bicycle Alliance
Houston Bicycle Club
San Antonio Wheelmen
South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM)
Woodlands Cycling Club

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Norman Ford's Touring Website
This is an interesting non-commercial touring website.

Commercial Links
Dallas Trails
Mountain Bike Texas

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National Advocacy Links

Adventure Cycling
The people who created the TransAmerica Trail and have continued to create some of the best touring maps in the world. They have a great site that's worth a visit.

America Bikes
America Bikes is a collaborative effort of leaders of the bicycle community to advocate for positive outcomes for bicycling in the next federal transportation funding bill. Significant funding for America Bikes is generously provided by Bikes Belong.

Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

bicyclinginfo.org
Good site brought to you by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Lists the Texas SuperCyclist Project as on of the nationally important education programs.

Bike to Work.com
A California site with good commuter resources.

Bikes Belong
Industry supported lobbying group that offers grants to encourage cycling facilities.

International Bicycle Fund
Promoting sustainable transport and understanding worldwide.

League of American Bicyclists
The oldest national bicyclist lobbying group, the LAB is active in promoting education and raising awareness of cycling in Congress. The League is currently working one two issues in Texas: the removal of bike lanes in Houston that were installed with federal funds, and the 20% administrative fee that TxDOT charges on TEA-21 projects.

National Center for Bicycling & Walking

Rails to Trails
One of the strongest lobbying groups in the country, the Rails to Trails Conservancy has a great Web site with links to lots of environmentally sound sites.

Surface Transportation Policy Project

Transportation Enhancement Clearinghouse
This site has more information about enhancements and the impact of ISTEA and TEA-21 than almost anywhere else. It has examples and pictures of completed projects.

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State & City Advocacy Links


Thunderhead Alliance
The national alliance of state and local bicycle advocacy groups.

Arizona Bicycle Club
California Bicycle Coalition
Chicagoland Bike Federation
Comal County Trails
Bicycle Colorado
Connecticut Bicycle Coalition
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Marin County Bicycle Coalition (California)
Transportation Alternatives (New York City)
Ohio Bicycle Federation
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Virginia Bicycling Federation
Washington Area Bicycle Association
Bicycle Alliance of Washington
Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

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