The links below are links we have found useful and provide different opportunities for getting involved in cycling advocacy and expanding your cycling horizons.  We’ll continue to update the list, so if you know of other sites, let us know.

Bicycle Manufacturers

Adams Trail-a-Bike
Adams Trail-A-Bikes were introduced to the market in 1986. They were quickly accepted and regarded as one of the easiest ways to introduce children to cycling. They allow parents and kids to share longer rides together without the child trying to keep up on a separate bicycle. Spend quality time teaching your child how to ride as well as introducing them to “traffic safety” concerns. Have peace of mind knowing your child is safely riding with you. Know that you are using the first and original Trail-A-Bike on the market.

All-City Cycles
Our goal is to make a significant contribution to the equipment and culture of urban cycling. This is not a cash in, this is not a fad, this is our life, our love, our community and our dream. We are a company of riders making products for other riders. We share a lifelong passion for the machines, the people who ride them, and the positive changes both can effect in this world.

Breezer Bicycles
Finally, here are bikes that fit right into your life. Breezers are comfortable and easy to use—and they add spark to everyday living. They are all fitted out for a quick trip to the store, your commute or weekend jaunts with friends. Experience the freedom, feel the energy of using your own power to get where you need to go. Fit exercise into your life, not just onto it, with transportation that is fun. What a great way to save time and money!

Fuji Bicycles
Fuji offers a wide array of bicycles from top of the line time trial/triathlon bicycles to single speed neighborhood cruisers. At Fuji, we are proud to continue to drive the industry. After all, we have a legacy to uphold-one that began in Japan in 1899 with the development of some of the first racing bicycles.

KHS Bicycles
KHS Bicycles Inc. was founded in 1974 as an American-based company distributing the KHS brand of bicycles. Its mission is to design, manufacture and distribute moderately priced and high quality bicycles and accessories. KHS Bicycles Inc. manufactures full lines of mountain, road and touring bicycles as well as comfort tandems and cruisers. In addition, KHS Bicycles Inc. markets BMX, freestyle and dirt jumping bicycles to the juvenile and youth markets under the brand name Free Agent.

Strider Running Bikes
The Strider running bike teaches kids age 1-5 years old how to balance and steer a two-wheeler. The simple, thoughtful design offers them easy control and helps build their confidence. The Strider running bike gets kids started younger, adjusts with them as they grow, and keeps them riding longer and learning more through the unique frame design with integrated footrests and optional brake. They will never need a tricycle and never need training wheels when they start out on a Strider.

Surly Bikes
Surly sells frames and complete bikes. Family Bicycles carries the Long Haul DISC Trucker complete bike in stock and can order anything else for delivery in 2-3 days.

Torker Bikes
Torker makes quality bikes for kids and adults. Family Bicycles carries kids bikes, adult tricycles and beach cruisers from Torker.

Apparel & Accessories

Banjo Brothers Bags
We make a line of high quality, well-built and affordable panniers, waterproof backpacks, grocery bag panniers, handlebar bags, seat bags, messenger bags, and more for bike commuters, recreational and urban cyclists.

Mission:   World domination or just to make a quality line of cycling gear at affordable prices.

Bell Helmets
More world champions have worn Bell Helmets than all other helmet brands combined. From Grand Prix racing through the Indy 500 to Olympic cycling, Bell helmets have played a vital role in protecting sportsmen and women for nearly 50 years. Bell began as a small auto parts store in a suburb of Los Angeles. Growing under the benevolent leadership of Roy Richter, Bell became a leader in safety equipment for auto racing, motorcycling and then bicycling. His commitment to creating great product through a close connection with the sport, along with his trust of and care for the people who worked for him, turned Bell from a one-man operation into a multi-million dollar enterprise. His legacy lives on today in Bell’s commitment to racing, quality and innovation.

Blackburn
In 1975, Jim Blackburn set out to design stronger, lighter, more innovative and more reliable cycling products. The first were bags and racks designed for touring. From there, Blackburn grew. Over the next 30 years, Blackburn’s spark of innovation would lead to many revolutionary products, like the first high quality aircraft aluminum rack, the first dual stroke minipump, the first oversized mountain minipump and the first dual stage/dual stroke floorpump just to name a few. For 2010, Blackburn’s creative spark is burning brighter than ever. And as we head into our 35th year, Blackburn is re-dedicated to designing smart, reliable, no nonsense accessories that are essential to your riding experience.

Giro Helmets and Gloves
Giro, based in Scotts Valley, CA, is a worldwide leader in the design, development and marketing of premium, high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles. We are an innovative, consumer-focused brand, with a mission to create products on the leading edge of inspired design that help you to look good and feel your best.

OnGuard Locks

Planet Bikes
Planet Bike is this idea where people ride bicycles. They ride them to work. They ride them to school. They ride them to the grocery store, to concerts, sporting events, and coffee shops too. The products we design are rooted in this dream and stem from the fact that we live this idea. We ride through day, night, heat, cold, rain and snow. We do not come up with these products in a boardroom under the sterile glow of fluorescent lights. We design while we ride and we ride with what we design.

Saris Bicycle Racks
Bringing the power of cycling to life is something we at Saris take to heart. Simply put, we want you to be able to ride your bike. More often. We make our bike racks and other products in Madison, Wisconsin, where they are well designed, easy to use, and last a lifetime. We back our racks with a lifetime warranty because we strongly believe cycling is a lifetime activity. By cyclists, for cyclists. Why settle for anything less?

Shimano MTB and Road Shoes
Shimano offers the widest range of quality cycling footwear in the world. There is a shoe and pedal for every riding style, and each rider benefits from Shimano’s proven excellence in design, manufacturing and uncompromised quality control. It’s a legacy that makes a difference to hundreds of Pro Tour and World Cup racers throughout the world. And it will make a difference to you. The value of Shimano.

Tifosi Optics
Tifosi Optics interchangeable systems include multiple lenses for variable lighting conditions, hydrophilic adjustable temple and nose pieces and Grilamid TR-90 frames that are practically indestructible!

Local & Regional Cycling Resources

Brookside Rides Yahoo! Group
This site is for use as a communication and information tool regarding cycling that begins in the Brookside area of Kansas City, MO and other rides that may be of interest.

EarthRiders Mountain Bike Club
The 200 members of EarthRiders are devoted to maintaining and preserving the 100+ miles of singletrack mountain bike trails in the KC metro area to the standards of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Monthly ride meetings and several weekly rides give you plenty of opportunities to experience nature by bike.

Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club
The oldest cycling organization in Kansas City, The Kansas City Bicycle Club is a great way to meet people with similar interests and finding the best places to ride in the metro area.

Kansas Cyclist
Kansas Cyclist is the web’s premier resource for cycling in the great state of Kansas.

Localcycling
Cycling news, information, gossip, rides and races in and around the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Also includes cycling information for the following communities: Atchison, Lawrence, Leavenworth, St. Joseph and Topeka

Mid-America Regional Council
As our local transportation needs continue to grow, MARC promotes walking and bicycling as healthy, environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Missouri Bicycle Federation
A statewide, not-for-profit, membership organization advocating advancement of bicycling access, safety and education.

The Katy Trail
The Katy Trail is a 225 mile (365 km) bike path stretching across most of the state of Missouri.

The Trolley Track Trail
The Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail was the site of Kansas City’s last streetcar line, called the Country Club route. The Right of Way extends 7 miles, from Westport Road to 85th Street.

Other Cycling Resources

Adventure Cycling
Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. We help cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

Crazy Guy on A Bike
crazyguyonabike.com is a free, independent website for hosting bicycle touring journals, forums and resources. You can browse the journals and articles or register and then create your own.

International Mountain Bicycling Association
IMBA’s mission has always been to protect, create, and enhance quality trail experiences for mountain bikers worldwide. In addition, we actively promote responsible mountain biking, support volunteer trailwork, assist land managers with trail management issues, and improve relations among trail user groups.

League of American Cyclists
Our mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The mission of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

WomanTours
Welcome to the only all women bike tour company in America! WomanTours – we specialize in small, inn-to-inn road bike tours for women only. We design our bicycle trips for women of all ages, abilities and interests, and in the most beautiful places around the United States and abroad.