Who We Are

We are the 501(c)(3) advocacy non-profit for people on bikes in the Greater Cleveland area. Representing over 1000 due paying members and more than 32 local businesses, we make sure that any time the conversation turns to transportation — that people on bikes are being considered alongside people in cars. We work to improve policy, infrastructure, and legislation to help make our roads places that serve people and communities, not just traffic.  Our efforts are broad, and we have achieved a lot in our short history. If you care about sustainable and equitable transportation, join the movement!

Our Mission

Bike Cleveland is creating a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation for all.

Our Vision

Greater Cleveland neighborhoods are connected by a multimodal transportation network where the rules of the road are understood by all. A network of well-designed bikeways and walkways allows all people to safely navigate our communities. Biking, walking, and access to public transit are convenient, safe, used by a majority of people, and a source of pride in our community.

Our Theory Change

Safe and inviting multimodal facilities are a civil right, and transportation choice is essential to a high quality of life and economic growth. We engage and educate communities, institutions, and civic leaders to promote that belief. Our work builds a strong network of advocates through our members, local chapters, bike groups, volunteers, supporters, and communities who are essential in accomplishing our mission. We fully integrate equity and diversity in our work to ensure our movement grows inclusively across the region. We demonstrate what is possible through projects, outreach and events.

Values

Innovation and best practices – We embrace creative solutions that increase biking, walking, and the use of public transit to improve health, vibrancy, and quality of life for all Greater Cleveland residents.

Access and Connectivity – All residents and visitors should have safe access to a low-stress bike, walk and public transit network that connect people with where they need and want to go.

Health and Environment – Transportation choice and recreation options play a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and the health of Greater Clevelanders, while also promoting active lifestyles and vibrant communities.

Equity and Inclusion – We listen to and actively engage all people in shaping our work and the region’s transportation infrastructure to ensure we are building a system that meets the needs of diverse users.

Organizational Sustainability – Our work is sustainable: we are fiscally, ethically, professionally, and environmentally responsible with our resources.

Community Responsibility – We harness the power of  the community and civic leaders to effect change through open communication, collaboration, building trust, and diverse engaged public participation.

Our Strategic Priority Areas

Our overall goal is to increase the number of people who bike, walk, and access public transit safely throughout Greater Cleveland. To accomplish this goal, we will focus on the following strategic priority areas:

Significant Accomplishments

Financial Information

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2018 IRS Form 990