Bike Miami Valley - Dayton
Bike Miami Valley started to emerge in the early 1960s and operated under a few different titles until becoming the organization you know of today. It all leads back to the Huffy Corporation. In 1961 Horace Huffman Jr., Chairman and CEO of the Huffy Bicycle Corporation, co-founded and sat as the first president of the Dayton Cycling Club.
Four years later, he formed and led the Greater Dayton Bikeway Committee, which later would be named the Miami Valley Regional Bicycle Council (MVRBC). Bike Miami Valley (BMV), this nonprofit organization, branched from MVRBC in the early 70s. Bike Miami Valley drafted one of the nation’s first regional bikeway plans, which was adopted by Dayton’s regional planning commission in 1973. This proved instrumental in the development of much of the recreational trail system you might be familiar with today. After being officially incorporated in 1979, BMV was diligently focused on the region’s cycling trends over the next twenty years. In addition, BMV hosted the region’s largest and most widely celebrated bike events; The Thunder Road bike-a-thon. In the past decade, the BMV became dormant, and there is no better way to say it… but BMV simply put itself out of business by accomplishing its core programs and initiatives. There seemed to be little left to do, so the organization fell silent. BMV has now resurfaced from that dormant period and is refocused on current cycling trends and the region’s growing cycling community, which is dramatically different today.
BMV are looking for some hands to help out at our outreach events. You can meet people, talk about bicycles, help park bikes at large events and help grow the bicycle friendliness of the region. Please consider joining BMV and help us write the next 30 years of our history.
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3/16/2023: Dayton, OH - Registration for the 2023 Miami Valley Cycling Summit is now open.
7/16/2020: Dayton, OH - Bike Miami Valley and Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning earn National Recognition as Bicycle Friendly Businesses by the League of American Bicyclists.
7/03/2020: Dayton, OH - After closing in late March for system upgrades, Link: Dayton Bike Share (Link) is back open.
6/23/2017: Dayton, OH - Dayton Bike Share is getting into the spirit of the world's greatest bicycle race - sign up today for the first ever Tour de Link!
3/07/2017: Dayton, OH - Warmer temperatures have had a positive impact on Link: Dayton Bike Share ridership.
4/04/2016: Dayton, OH - Bike Miami Valley is seeking designs for Culture Bikes, a new program that celebrates the diverse cultures of Dayton through specially designed Link Bikes.
8/28/2015: Dayton, OH - Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Bike Miami Valley with a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 1,000 visionary businesses from across the country.
8/24/2015: Dayton, OH - BMV are looking for some hands to help out at our outreach events. You can meet people, talk about bicycles, help park bikes at large events and help grow the bicycle friendliness of the region.