If you haven't seen a bike friendly area take the time to visit one . It can be a life changing experience. We have! And we want you to have that experience right here in the Inland Empire. So please support us in this vision and become a member or simply make a donation. Thanks for your support!!!The IEBA mission is simply to get more people on bikes.
What the IEBA does for local cyclists:
KWork with local agencies for better infrastructure KEducate cyclist’s of their rights on the road and in collisions
KAdult education classes– How to keep safe on the roadways KProtect our right to use roads
KWork with planners and developers to improve bicycle facilities K Low cost bike repair shops at co ops
KCreate fun events for the all levels of cyclists KInform agencies of road hazards and unsafe road conditions
KChild bike education and events
IEBA in ACTION
Here are some examples of just a few stories of how having an advocate can make changes that benefit all cyclists.
A member of IEBA posted pictures of road hazards in the City of Corona. IEBA shared it on it’s Facebook page and someone from the city saw them. In less than a week all the hazards were fixed. IEBA has also sent many requests for other such hazards and repairs have been made.
A collision with a van resulted in a police report that put the bicyclists at fault. We reviewed the situation and call in a law enforcement expert. The cyclists started off with lots of medical bills and a destroyed bike. As a result of getting IEBA involved the situation completely turned around with the motorists being asset fault for passing illegally in a substandard lane and crossing a double yellow. This resulted in a significant settlement in favor of the cyclist.
The IEBA has a program that puts out ghost bikes for fallen cyclists. These result in lots of media attention and that attention brings awareness to the event especially hit and runs. This attention brings further awareness and can help lead to apprehending perpetrators. For 2014, 2 arrests have been made for hit and runs, which is remarkable. We also organize memorial rides that can also bring more needed attention to the need to share the road.