The following annual reports reflect the growth and accomplishments of the Alliance for Biking & Walking (formerly known as Thunderhead Alliance) over the years.
In 1996, Bill Wilkinson and Charlie Gandy of the Bicycle Federation of America (now the National Center for Bicycling and Walking) invited 20 leaders of bicycle advocacy organizations to the remote Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming. There, participants discovered that colleagues around the country were facing both similar challenges in sustaining their advocacy organizations, and a common opportunity—the renewal of federal transportation legislation. Soon, these groups were key players in the bike industry-funded Bikes Belong Coalition. The result: After hard work implementing the bill in communities across America, $285 million in federal transportation moneys was invested in bicycling projects over six years.
By the end of the second retreat in 1997, these grassroots leaders had recognized that the special energy generated by these gatherings merited the establishment of a permanent organization dedicated to linking state and local bike advocacy organizations and leaders. The (Thunderhead) Alliance was born!
Making the Case with Infographics --Call on December 04
Diversifying Staff and Boards --Call on December 18
12/03/2013 - Dates Announced for 2014 Winning Campaigns Trainings