Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. RTC serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, 30,000 miles of rail-trails and multi-use trails, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built, with a goal of creating more walkable, bikeable communities in America. RTC’s mission, and its value, is magnified in urban areas, where one mile of trail can completely redefine the livability of a community. Where trails are more than just recreational amenities, creating opportunities for active transportation and physical activity- improving our health and wellbeing- as they safely connect us to jobs, schools, businesses, parks and cultural institutions in our own neighborhoods and beyond.
Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc.
Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc. is the management entity for a Certified Maryland Heritage Area and seeks to preserve and promote the history, art, culture, and natural resources of the region. To achieve this work, we see bicycles as a vital part of bringing visitors to the region and connecting residents to our partner sites.
Trust for Public Land
At the Trust for Public Land, we don’t just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We’re proud to say that we’ve been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year. Our Climate- Smart Cities Program is helping cities study, plan, and develop multi-benefit green infrastructure that can achieve combined carbon mitigation and climate adaptation outcomes with a focus on underserved populations where greening can help address unique vulnerabilities and promote climate justice.
Virginia Bicycling Federation
The Virginia Bicycling Federation is a statewide organization that advocates for better public policy in order to improve the safety, convenience, and acceptance of bicycling. We promote the benefits of bicycling in transportation, recreation, economic development, and public health. We work directly with elected officials, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) for greater legal protection and better infrastructure for people who bike.
Georgetown Business Improvement District (Georgetown BID)
The Georgetown BID is a publicly chartered, private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown’s commercial district. With more than 1,000 members, the organization’s mission focuses on keeping Georgetown clean, safe, accessible and economically strong. From marketing, communications and special events, to transportation, economic development, destination management and streetscape, the Georgetown BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown.
NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID)
NoMa is a vibrant, growing mixed-use neighborhood, at the heart of Washington, D.C. NoMa has more than 18 million SF of office, hotel, retail, and residential space. The neighborhood is home to 3,836 new apartments and over 54,000 who people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. with unparalleled transportation access through Union Station, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395. Each year, the NoMa BID organizes more than 50 award-winning free community events, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors.
District of Columbia Recreational Trails Advisory Committee
The Recreational Trail Advisory Committee assists with the administration of the Recreational Trails Program. The committee selects the projects and sends recommendations to DDOT to include in its annual budget. Then DDOT then manages the project with the sponsor. Members of the Advisory Committee are appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Montgomery County Planning Department
The Montgomery County Planning Department aims to improve quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for current and future generations. The Planning Department creates great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County’s future.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Montgomery County Department of Parks
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is a bi-county agency empowered by the State of Maryland in 1927 to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and to provide land use planning for the physical development of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The Commission administers a park system of more than 52,000 acres. It is composed of stream valley parks, large regional parks, neighborhood parks and park-school recreation areas. M-NCPPC, Montgomery County Department of Parks is part of the Commission. Its mission is to protect and interpret valuable natural and cultural resources; balance demand for recreation with the need for conservation; offer various enjoyable recreational activities that encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide clean, safe, and accessible places. It currently manages, operates and maintains 189 miles of paved and natural surface trails on M-NCPPC parkland.
Trust for the National Mall
The Trust for the National Mall is an official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to sustainably restoring and improving the National Mall. Founded in 2007, the Trust is charged with bringing to life the National Mall Plan—a comprehensive blueprint for the future of the National Mall signed by the Department of Interior in 2010—through raising funds for deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects.
City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services
The City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. T&ES plans, builds, operates, and maintains transportation systems and infrastructure that improves mobility and provides people and businesses with core public services. The work T&ES does keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
Anacostia Watershed Society
Founded in 1989, the Anacostia Watershed Society’s mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities. Their ultimate goal is to make the Anacostia River swimmable and fishable, in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, for the health and enjoyment of all community members.
East Coast Greenway
The East Coast Greenway, conceived in 1991, is the nation’s most ambitious long-distance urban trail connecting urban centers and rural places together. By connecting existing and planned shared-use trails, a continuous, traffic-free route is being formed, serving self-powered users of all abilities and ages. At 3,000 miles long, the Greenway links Calais, Maine, at the Canadian border, with Key West, Florida.
BikeArlington is Arlington County’s bike education and encouragement program. BikeArlington’s mission is to make it easy to get around Arlington by bike. Active modes of transportation, including walking, biking and rolling, are central to Arlington’s vision of an equitable transportation system that enhances the overall quality of life for those who live, work and play in Arlington County. BikeArlington supports this vision by providing programs that support active transportation choices.
As the marketing voice of the City of Alexandria, Visit Alexandria is responsible for increasing tourism and conference revenues. Within eyesight of Washington, DC on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria, Virginia is nationally recognized for its acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants, bustling boutiques and dynamic arts set against a backdrop of 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from its days as George Washington’s hometown. Old Town Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a hidden gem tucked beneath the nation’s capital.
Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a nonprofit organization that connects people to the park through volunteer service, education, and recreation. This unique park, only a few miles from the Nation’s Capitol, reveals the only remaining tidal marsh in Washington, D.C., natural riparian environments along the Anacostia, and breathtaking historic water lily and lotus in ponds. Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens encourage public discovery of the park through community events, volunteer activities, and educational programs for youth.
Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE)
Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts is a 501(c)3 – founded in 1992 and is a chapter club of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. MORE is one of the nation’s largest mountain bike clubs with over 1200 members. MORE maintains more than 40 trail systems in Maryland, DC and Virginia on a volunteer basis and is working toward creating additional mileage and other cycling related assets. We are committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access.
September 11th National Memorial Trail
The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300 mile system of trails and roadways that are a symbol of resiliency and character that links the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in northern Virginia, and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It serves as a tribute to the fallen men and women who perished on September 11, 2001. The multipurpose trail system provides cyclists, hikers and walkers a valued public resource and an opportunity to experience breathtaking landscapes, visit new towns and engage in this unique (in the United States) pilgrimage trail.
District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)
The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. We work collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment. Sustainable DC is the District of Columbia’s plan to become the healthiest, greenest, most livable city in the nation by 2032.
Washington Rowing School
The Washington Rowing School was created to make the sport of rowing accessible to everyone. All classes launch from the Bladensburg Waterfront Park just outside of Washington, DC. The Washington Rowing School was founded in 2006.
Northern Virginia Regional Commission
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is a regional council of fourteen member local governments in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. According to Virginia’s Regional Cooperation Act, NVRC is a political subdivision (a government agency) within the Commonwealth.
Crystal City BID
American Public Health Association
Washington Parks & People
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)
The Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) is 501(c)3 non-profit based in Fairfax County. The objectives and purposes of FABB are to improve conditions for bicyclists in Fairfax County, Virginia, and independent localities within the county and to promote bicycling as viable and safe means of transportation that are environmentally friendly, economically beneficial, healthful and enjoyable.
Sierra Club- D.C. Chapter
The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. For more than 40 years, the DC Chapter of the Sierra Club has worked successfully to protect and improve the environment in the nation’s capital. Our members have helped to preserve hundreds of millions of acres of wild places, protect our air and water, and encourage action to address climate change. The DC Chapter has been instrumental in expanding clean and renewable energy, increasing recycling and reducing waste, and building a more equitable and more sustainable DC. We advocate for safe, livable, and healthy communities for all in DC.
Coalition for Smarter Growth
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the leading nonprofit organization in the Washington DC region dedicated to making the case for smart growth. With 24,000 supporters across the DC region, its mission is to promote walkable, inclusive, and transit-oriented communities, and the land use and transportation policies and investments needed to make those communities flourish.
The mission of Bike Maryland is to mission is to promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.
C&O Canal Trust
The C&O Canal Trust is the official nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Their mission is to work in partnership with the National Park Service to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal. C&O Canal Trust raises funds to preserve the Park for future generations and broaden support through programs that highlight the Park’s historical, natural, and cultural heritage and recreational opportunities.
DC Cycling Concierge
Black Women Bike DC
Black Women Bike DC’s mission is to build community and interest in biking among Black women and girls through education, advocacy and recreation. They are dedicated to creating more spaces where Black women and girls of all ages can ride safely for fun, health, wellness and transportation.
The American Discovery Trail Society
Adventure Cycling Association
As the largest bicycle nonprofit in North America with over 51,000 members, Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling Association expands and integrates bike travel networks for North America, including mapping 46,000 miles of the Adventure Cycling Route Network and coordinating the development of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. They advocate for bicycle travel safety, convenience, and accessibility, and work with local, state and national partners to grow bicycle tourism. Adventure Cycling also offers over 100 organized tours in North America, publishes the Adventure Cyclist magazine, sells bike travel gear, and provides online resources, giving people the premier tools and inspiration to create their own bike travel adventures.
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is over 20,000 members strong. They are your friends and neighbors working to build healthy, livable communities, and to conserve and protect our climate and environment. The Virginia Chapter is part of the national Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The National Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. Within the National Capital Region, the NPS paved trail network spans more than 95 miles and links together some of our nation’s most significant cultural heritage, natural resources, and outdoor recreational assets.
The Coalition also has representatives from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), Metropolitan Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA), National Park Service (NPS), District Department of Transportation (DDOT), M-NCPPC Prince George’s County, Ward 5 Health Coalition and WALK, Inc.