WDTN Channel 2 (Dayton) ran a feature story on the 3 foot distance to pass bicyclists law on the 6 pm news. The story includes an interview with the HB 154 sponsor Rep. Mike Henne and portions of Chuck Smith's interview with Channel 2 News Anchor Mark Allan.

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Funds can be used in educational programs, materials, and events like Bike to School/Bike to Work or Open Street Days. Apply before May 30, 2018.

Apply online today!

Organizations applying must meet all the following criteria:

  1. Must be Ohio Bicycling Federation (OBF) member in good standing status
  2. Must hold a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), or (7) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conduct activities within the United States
  3. Grant requestor must match at least 20% of the requested grant. OBF will not consider grant requests in which OBF funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.
  4. OBF will not support infra-structure programs

Read more: NEW! 2018 Bicycling Development Grants ranging from $200 to $1,200

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.