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 ORGANIZATIONS & BICYCLING ADVOCACY GROUPS

On this page are links to Adirondack regionstate , and  national & international organizations and bicycling advocacy groups. Also listed are contacts for the the NY State Department of Transportation  and the Department of Environmental Conservation and links providing  information on safe and responsible bicycling.
 
 
 
  A d i r o n d a c k   R e g i o n
   
Adirondack North Country Association  anca@northnet.org

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is a not-for-profit private corporation that invigorates and strengthens the economy and quality of life in the 14 counties of NorthernNew York.

   
Saratoga Springs Open Space Project

 

Celebrating 15 years of preserving Saratoga Springs as the "City in the Country".

   
Saratoga County Heritage Trails

ejh.bkh@juno.com

A membership not-for-profit organization of individuals and families who foster safe pedestrian, bicycle and other non-motorized transportation and recreation in Saratoga County, New York.

 
  S t a t e
 
New York Bicycling Coalition nybc@nybc.net

The NYBC is the only non-governmental, not-for-profit statewide bicycling advocacy organization providing technical help to communities, large and small to promote both on road and off road bicycling. The NYBC actively advocates for state, county, and municipal laws, rules, & regulations to further safe bicycling.

 
Parks & Trails New York ptny@ptny.org

Parks & Trails New York is the only organization working statewide to protect New York's parks and help communities create new parks. Founded in 1985, Parks & Trails New York has grown from a small group of park advocates to over 5000 members and supporters from every region of the state.

   
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum - Buffalo, NY bicyclemus@aol.com

The biggest and most complete Bicycle Museum in the United States. 

  N a t i o n a l   &   I n t e r n a t i o n a l

   
Adventure Cycling Association  info@adventurecycling.org

Our mission today is to inspire individuals to use the bicycle for exploration, discovery, and adventure.

   

Bicyclopedia: A Comprehensive Free Online Encyclopedia of Bicycles & Bicycling   &
Bicyclopedia Cataloged Links

olderr@voyager.net

Award-winning bicycle Web site, this one seems to have it all!

   
Bicycling Life Home Page editor@bicyclinglife.com

Promotion of legal cycling on streets, roads & highways as safe, clean, healthy, enjoyable, economical & beneficial to society.

   
Bikes Belong Coalition, Ltd mail@BikesBelong.org

The bicycle industry's political lobbyist, our goal is putting more people on bikes more often. We assist local organizations, agencies, and citizens in developing bicycle facilities projects that will be funded by TEA-21.

   
International Bicycle Fund ibike@ibike.org

A non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy organization promoting sustainable transport and international understanding through non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism, etc.

   
International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) info@imba.com

IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling opportunities that are environmentally sound and socially responsible.

   
League of American Bicyclists  bikeleague@bikeleague.org

Working for a bicycle-friendly America. Site provides links to the industry, and to state and national organizations and clubs.

   
National Center for Bicycling & Walking info@bikefed.org

For 21 years, the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (founded as the Bicycle Federation of America) has been working for more bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.

   
National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse ntec@transact.org

Intended to improve communities and quality of life, the TE program focuses on consideration of environmental, cultural, economic, and social conditions, creating a more balanced transportation system and providing people with choices and a richer experience.

 

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) pedbike@willow.hsrc.unc.edu

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) was established in June, 1999 with funding from the US Department of Transportation to connect communities with the information and resources they need to create safe places for walking and bicycling. The Center is a program of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. For related information, visit www.walkinginfo.org.

   
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy  railtrails@transact.org

Nation's largest nonprofit trails organization, dedicated to creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

 
Thunderhead Alliance susies@methow.com

National Coalition of State and Local Bicycle Advocacy Groups - 15% of Trips by Bicycle By 2015!

 
US DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program - FHWA  john.fegan@fhwa.dot.gov

 The Federal Highway Administration's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Office is responsible for promoting bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety.


  NY    S t a t e   G o v e r n m e n t
 

NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
 
Mr. Tad Norton, Southeast Adirondack Park

NYSDEC Region 5
PO Box 220, Warrensburg,  NY  12885
Phone: 518-623-1272   

Richard T. Fenton, Northville DEC Office  

NYSDEC Region 5
701 South Main Street, Northville,  NY  12134
Phone: 518-863-4545   

Elizabeth Lowe, Ray Brook DEC Office  

NYSDEC Region 5
Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook  NY  12877
Phone: 518-897-1200  

John Gibbs, Potsdam DEC Office  

NYSDEC Region 6
6739 US Highway 11, Potsdam,  NY  13676
Phone: 315-265-3090  

Robert Patrick, Herkimer DEC Office  

NYSDEC Region 6
225 North Main Street, Herkimer,  NY  13350
Phone: 315-866-6330   

 
NYS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
For information about the NY State Department of Transportation's Bicycle Program, call 1-888-BIKE-NYS.
   
Mr. Balraj Malhotra - Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator bmalhotra@dot.state.ny.us

NYSDOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
1220 Washington Ave, Bldg 4-Room 146, Albany,  NY  12232-0424
Phone: 518-457-8307

Mr. Balraj Malhotra
Region 1 Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator
bmalhotra@dot.state.ny.us

NYSDOT Region 1
84 Holland Ave    Albany  NY  12208-3471
Phone: 518-474-6219; 518-486-4341

Mr. Paul Evans
Region 2 Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator
pevans@gw.dot.state.ny.us
NYSDOT Region 2
207 Genesse St - 11th Floor, Utica  NY  13501
Phone: 315-793-2433
Mr. Jonathan Adams
Region 7 Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator
jadama@got.state.ny.us

NYSDOT Region 7
317 Washington St - 8th Floor, Watertown  NY  13601     
Phone: 315-785-2341

 

   S a f e   a n d   R e s p o n s i b l e    B i c y c l i n g
New York State law requires approved helmets for all bicyclists under the age of 14.
   
NY State DMV Bikes & In-line Skates Safety Tips   SafeNY@dmv.state.ny.us

"It is the responsibility of each bicycle user to know and follow the New York State Vehicle and Traffic(V&T) Law whenever operating a bicycle on roads or bicycle paths." For a copy of the "Sharing the Road Safely" brochure, please call the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee at (518) 474-5111.

 
Pennsylvania Bicycle Driver's Manual  Webmaster@dot.state.pa.us

Highly recommended, this is a comprehensive guide to using a bicycle for transportation and enjoyment.

     

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