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Request for Proposals: The JRCF 2024 Community Grants funding cycle is accepting proposals through April 1, 2024

Proposals for the 2024 Community Grants program are being accepted through April 1, 2024. Projects that promote bicycling as a safe and health form of recreation and transportation at the grassroot community level have the highest probability of funding.

Download a copy of the JRCF Grant Application following this link.

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills Courses (2024)

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is offering Smart Cycling instruction at the Blount County Library on these dates in 2024.

February 17, 2024

Register now for the February 2024 course

April 13, 2024

July 20, 2024

Sept 21, 2024

2023 Community Grants Awarded

The Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Awards for the 2023 funding cycle

Information for Law Enforcement from the IPMBA.

The International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the use of bikes for public safety, providing resources and networking opportunities, and offering the best, most complete training for public safety cyclists.

Bicycle riders are usually the focus when police think of enforcing bicycle laws. We've all seen riders running red lights, riding on the sidewalk, or riding at night without lights and wanted them to be stopped and ticketed! However, many bicycle crashes are caused by the bad behavior of motorists, and drivers may not realize the impact of riding too close to a cyclist or speeding past a rider just to cut in front of them and make a right turn. Good law enforcement strategies will target both cyclist and motorist and will focus on behaviors that cause the greatest fear or danger.

More information is available at this link.
http://ipmba.org/blog/comments/practical-tips-for-enforcement-based-education

Bicycle Advocacy, Education, Enforcement

The page at this link contains a list of bicycle related resources available to law enforcement personnel.
http://ipmba.org/resources/bike-education-enforcement

Other Organizations Promoting Safe Cycling

Bike Walk Tennessee

League of American Bicyclists

People for Bikes

Safe Routes

Bike Law USA