Hi OBF Friends!


As I pedaled down the street this morning, it was 18 degrees! Solution?


I ordered a new Ohio Bicycle Federation (OBF) "3 Feet Passing" thermal cycling jacket!


The three-layer jacket includes full-size pockets in the back with reflective piping. Go to https://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/20288 to check out these bright yellow jackets with the OBF logo in front and "3 feet" on the back, to educate motorists regarding our new law! Be sure to measure yourself so that you receive the correct size as indicated on the Voler size chart. (The jackets are not returnable.)


We must order 9 more jackets by Friday for the Voler custom order to go into production. The jackets will be delivered in January.


Happy Holidays!

Chuck Smith

Read more: OBF "3 Feet Passing" Thermal Cycling Jacket

The Team Stelleri bicycle racing team of Cleveland joined OBF during our OBF Day in Cleveland on June 3.   In the photo, Team Stelleri Captain Pamela Semanik models the new OBF "Three Feet Passing" kit in the Cleveland Velodrome.   Note the OBF banner behind Pamela.   OBF was one of the founding organizations behind the Cleveland Velodrome, and a banner bearing OBF's logo appears on the track throughout the Cleveland Velodrome racing season.
Help us celebrate and publicize OBF's legislative victory and our new Ohio law by wearing your own OBF "Three Feet Passing" kit!   
If an OBF member, enter the "OBF" code for a discount at check-out!

Read more: OBF "Three Feet Passing" Kit Now Available!

Read the statement regarding the Ohio Bicycle Federation's award as read by Bike Miami Valley Executive Director Laura Estandia when she presented the Advocacy Organization Award for 2017 to the Ohio Bicycle Federation during the Miami Valley Bicycling Summit on May 5 in Wright State University's Student Union Building.

Advocacy Organization or Group Award

This award goes to a bicycling organization or group that, in the past 2 years, has made significant progress advancing bicycling opportunities. Their leadership has worked together tirelessly to grow and strengthen their organization and fulfill their mission. The proof of their effort is in the growth of their campaigns and the victories that they have achieved for people who choose to go by bike in the state. Please join me as we recognize, the Ohio Bicycling Federation, Chaired by Chuck Smith, as Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2017.

Details about the recipient, Ohio Bicycling Federation:

The Ohio Bicycle Federation’s most successful effort since the last Cycling Summit is the passage and enactment of Ohio’s Three Foot Safe Passing law, an effort that they have been working on for several years. Under the leadership of Chuck Smith, OBF tirelessly lobbied the Ohio General Assembly, session after session to identify sponsors, and co-sponsors of numerous bills. OBF members testified in Columbus in favor of this bill - not an easy task. OBF also hosted a very useful tool on their web site to assist Ohio citizens to contact with their senator and representative at the state house about…

Read more: OBF awarded Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2017


The word is spreading about Ohio's new three-foot bicycle passing law! 

Read more: Pledge to give three feet when passing a bicyclist. Tell your friends how pledging to #give3feetOH will make Ohio roads safer.