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Association for Advancing Low-Cost Mobility (AALOCOM) - is a non-profit organisation based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The organisation intends to set-up pilot projects targeting sections of the Tanzanian population, which have been marginalized due to lack of access to affordable means of transport. [www.aalocom.or.tz]

Bicycle Federation of Australia - is a non-profit organisation dedicated to expanding choice and opportunity for recreation, transport and healthy activity for all Australians. It is the peak body representing non-competitive cyclists, and directly represents over 20,000 cyclists… [www.bfa.asn.au]

Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) - was launched in Cape Town, South Africa on 7 February 2002. BEN promotes the use of bicycles in order to address low-cost mobility, health and access to opportunity, employment, skills and education. [www.benbikes.org.za]

Bicycling Life – an American website which intends to promote bicycling by demonstrating that legal cycling on streets, roads, and highways is safe, clean, healthy, enjoyable, economical, and beneficial to society. In other words: the good life of bicycling. Bicycle poetry too! [www.bicyclinglife.com]

Bicycles travels - visual stories from America and Asia: wonderful photos, unlimited dreams or… bike travels planning, who knows! You can also download 4 cards here as a zipfile and send them directly as an email attachment to your friends. Sharing dreams is always better! [web.inter.nl.net] recommended recommended

Bikeforall.net - is a joint initiative of the British Bicycle Association and the Department for Transport via the National Cycling Strategy Board. To start - for safe, skilled cycling - for everyday cycling - for routes - for sport - for leisure, and so on: the website is a step-by-step guide to make you enjoying as much as possible your bike… [web.inter.nl.net]

Biking Southeast Asia with Mr Pumpy! - wanna cycle Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and India? Worried about Asian traffic? Want some reliable road information? Then take off with Mr Pumpy and his pal Felix! It's almost as good as being there...
[www.mrpumpy.net] recommended recommended

ConBici - is the umbrella of 35 cycling advocacy groups in Spain and Portugal to promote bicycle as a way of transport and to defend the interests of cyclists. They insist on the idea of combining public transport with bicycles as the best way of transport. [www.conbici.org]

Critical Mass - first born in San Francisco in 1992, Critical Mass has spread like wildfire across the globe, and now occurs in hundreds of cities in dozens of countries each month. The ‘org’ domain notwithstanding, Critical Mass is not an organisation. It's an unorganised coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets. Accordingly, this isn't the official web page, because there is no official Critical Mass web page. There are, however, a bunch of unofficial web pages linked here... [www.critical-mass.org] recommended recommended

European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) - promotes and encourages cycling in the European countries as an economic, efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly means of transport and recreation. Founded in 1983 by 12 bicycle user associations, it has now 40 member associations from 25 countries, which are active at local, regional and national level. [www.ecf.com]

EuroVelo - the European cycle route network, is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation to develop 12 long-distance cycle routes crossing the whole continent of Europe… [www.eurovelo.org]

First African Bicycle Information Office (FABIO) – aims to support the users of bicycle in Uganda, especially the professional ones like bicycle-taxi-riders (boda-boda) and transporters of goods. It organises events to draw people’s attention to the bicycle as a sustainable means of transport. [www.jessas.de/partners.html]

FUBicy - Fédération Française des Usagers de la Bicyclette: news, tours, tips, legislation, events, shops, forum, photo-bank and everything could be interesting for you if you plan any biking activity within the Hexagon. In French. [www.fubicy.org]

Fietsersbond - is the Dutch Cyclists' Union that campaigns for better cycling conditions in the Netherlands. It has 33,000 members and 130 local branches. The website is mainly in Dutch. [www.fietsersbond.nl]

Hepo Helsinki Cyclists - has been established 1981. Noticeable part its activities are the club tours organised regularly on Sundays and Saturdays from mid April until end of October. These tours offer a chance to meet cycling oriented people, visit interesting places and local happenings… [gamma.nic.fi/~hepo/]

Ken Kifer's Bike Pages - articles on bicycle camping (bikepacking) and touring, cycling health and fitness, bicycle safety in traffic, and bicycling advocacy, plus travelogues from eleven long bike trips, cycling humor, and cycling links. [gamma.nic.fi/~hepo/]

Interface for cycling expertise (I-ce) - is a research institution that aims to protect and increase cycling use as a means of low-cost-mobility in developing countries and encourage its overall use in developed countries. According the website “There is a search all around the globe for a better-balanced traffic and transport system that enables low cost solutions, more equity and better accessibility, an attractive city climate, control of emissions and noise and greater health.” [www.cycling.nl/index.html] recommended

Italian Federation of Friends of the Bicycle (FIAB) - promotes the use of the bicycle as an environmentally friendly means of transport within an urban context. With the overall aim of improving the quality of life in urban areas, the federation encourages the development of bicycle routes, limitation of automobile traffic, combined bike+mass transit solutions and more. [www.fiab-onlus.it]

Pedaling.com - is the first website devoted exclusively to providing new route information for and by the biking community. More than one thousand free self guided bike routes throughout the world! You can search for rides by location, distance, difficulty and local scenery. You can print out any of their maps, they’re all designed to fit right into your cue sheet pouch. [www.pedaling.com] recommended recommended updated

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) – founded in 1970, it is one of the oldest bicycle advocacy organisations in the USA. Operated entirely by volunteers for the first several years, it has been dominated by a grassroots volunteer ethic ever since, growing into one of the strongest bicycle advocacy organisations in the country. [www.sfbike.org] recommended updated

Swiss Bicycle Advocacy Association - is an independent non-profit organisation with about 20,000 members (Switzerland has about 7 million inhabitants with 4 million bicycles). Its purpose is to advocate and promote vehicular cycling for commuting, shopping and recreation. Website: mainly in French and German. [www.igvelo.ch]

The Thunderhead Alliance - is the US national coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organisations working in unison to break down the barriers to safe bicycling walking in North American communities. Member organisations' cumulative budgets top $10 million! [www.thunderheadalliance.org]

Vélo Québec - interested in what's going on in Québec's cycling community? Trips, events, publications, forum, cycling clubs, and much more… And, don’t forget: explore Québec’s La Route verte: a province-wide project to link 4,000 kilometres of bikeways! The French language version includes more pages than the English one. [www.velo.qc.ca] recommended recommended updated

XAccess (Xtracycle Access Foundation) - load-carrying bicycles make a huge impact on the fight against poverty in developing nations, on a family-by-family level, without the environmental impact of cars and trucks. XAccess have partnered with ApproTEC, a non-profit organisation, which has successfully deployed a handful of human-powered technologies in Kenya… [www.xaccess.org] recommended YXC

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