Holding the "Three Feet" banner in the Ohio Statehouse on May 21, 2013 minutes before testifying on our Safer Ohio Cycling Bill

Ohio House Representatives Mike Sheehy and Mike Henne, sponsors of House Bill 154, during Ohio Bicycling Summit on April 22, 2015.

Strong support at Wright Wride 2015

OBF Chair Chuck Smith presents $1,000 check to Queen City Bikes for bike lights

Six members of the Upper Arlington High School Bicycle Racing Team (first Ohio high school racing team) visited their Senator Kris Jordan

Huffman Award to Jim Sheehan

OBF Chair Chuck Smith and daughter Julia arrive at statehouse on a tandem

Team Stelleri Captain Pamela Semanik in new OBF 3 Feet Passing Kit in Cleveland Velodrome during OBF Day in Cleveland on June 3, 2017

OBF Day 2015 at Bicycle Museum of America

The Ohio State University Bicycle Racing Team visits the 3rd Annual OBF Ohio Bicycling Summit

With Emmy and Advocacy Organization of the Year Award at OBF Display

Join or renew your OBF membership

The Ohio Bicycle Federation has partnered with imAthlete for online membership registrations, which makes joining the OBF easy and convenient.


Who We Are

The Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) is the only state-wide advocacy organization representing Ohio's bicyclists.

The OBF is an alliance of individuals and groups interested in promoting the use of bicycles for recreation, transportation and other appropriate purposes.

It serves by providing opportunities for the betterment of bicycle education, engineering, legislation, the encouragement of activities involving the use of bicycles and by serving as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.

The OBF is a membership based organization operating under a constitution.

How to Join

Show your support for the Ohio 3-foot Law! 

Join or Renew your OBF membership and get access to the exclusive OBF 3-foot Law Collection. To sweeten the deal, you will receive up to a 33% discount! 

Or apply via regular mail. Simply print our  membership form, fill it out and send to us with your check.


OBF membership includes a subscription to our newsletter The Ohio Bicycle Communicator, the only regularly published state-wide bicycle advocacy newsletter in Ohio.

You will also receive an early copy of each year's Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar—the most comprehesive bicycle event calendar available in Ohio.

The greatest benefit of joining the OBF is that you will be helping us continue our mission to serve the cyclists of Ohio.

2018 – 2019 OBF ACTIVITIES

Feb 28, 2018 (Wednesday):  

OBF exhibits during Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary in Statehouse Rotunda

March 3-7, 2018:

League of American Bicyclists Summit in Wash, DC (Chuck Smith representing OBF)

March 16, 2018 (Friday) 8 a.m. - 2 p.m  

TMACOG Transportation Summit (OBF Display) in Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo

June 23, 2018:  

OBF DAY IN CLEVELAND:  10 am class at Cleveland Velodrome

July 28, 2018 (12 Noon Saturday):  

OBF Summer Meeting in Stevenson Hall Cafeteria, 155 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, during 51st Annual National Wheelmen Meet.

October 2-3, 2018 (Tues-Wed):

Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus Convention Center (OBF display).   ODOT begins accepting presentation abstracts soon.  OBF exhibits and makes presentations.

November 10, 2018:  

OBF Fall Meeting at Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen

Winter, 2019:  

Goals meeting in Columbus with Marie Keister (including legislative goal for next Ohio General Assembly Session)

Spring, 2019:  

OBF Ohio Bicycling Summit:  The theme will be “Women in Ohio Cycling”

Cycling in Ohio

How to find Ohio Bicycle Rides and Tours

Ohio Bicycling Information

 National Bicycling Information


Ohio State and Local Advocacy

 Other State and Local Advocacy

Organizations (National, International, and Non-Ohio)