LEBANON VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION is a 501c-3 organization founded in 2008 to make the Lebanon Valley region of Pennsylvania, a better, safer place to bicycle. We work with elected officials and municipal, county and state governments to make certain that new road projects or redesigns consider the needs of bicyclists. We want cyclists to have the necessary skills to be able to bicycle for their transportation, recreation and health. We offer bike rides because we enjoy cycling together. Volunteering will give us more momentum!
Join LVBC as we strive for a safer, more convenient, and less stressed bicycle transportation network in the Lebanon Valley and region. You are joining an advocacy community who cares about bicyclists of all ages, skills and incomes. The 2017 membership dues is any contribution that you are willing to provide. You can join by PayPal which allows for use of a credit card or you can pay by check. Go to "Contribute" at the Menu Bar to access the form or pay on line through PayPal. Your contribution is tax deductible.
Listed as subject matter menu items are public service announcements that LVBC has been airing on local radio.
Lancaster County League Certified Instructors, Bill Hoffman and John Allen, have produced several videos on how to bicycle skillfully and legally. These are found at www.youtube.com. Search by using Lancaster Pennsylvania Road Course. Use a general search engine, not the search button on this website.
There are many resources available that provide recommendations and ideas on how to implement bicycling education programs or obtain bicycling safely educational materials. Federal funding has been a major source for producing programs and instructional information. Some state Departments of Transportation, municipalities, businesses as well as non profits have also provided funding. Many states, cities, advocacy groups have created educational materials. LVBC is dependent on them for helping us in Lebanon County to educate bicyclists and motorists.
Adult bicyclists, parents, grandparents, police officers, teachers, recreation specialists can find help in learning how to drive a bicycle and to develop lessons for children and youth. Even experienced bicyclists will discover that there are cycling skills that they should learn. Bicycling education can make bicycling more fun, safer, and enable motorists to be more comfortable while sharing the road.
This section provides articles, other materials and websites that have good resources. Many of these resources, especially, videos, are provided at multiple sites. It is often easier to do an internet search directly for a specific item, especially videos due to the varying quality of production.
You are encouraged to help us keep the websites and information up to date. Please offer your own thoughts and recommendations for Education. Articles written by you or others, with their authorization, can be included in this section.