Illinois Cycling Contacts

Bicycling resources are widely diffused across Illinois with experts and stakeholders embedded in local, state, and federal government as well as in community associations and non-profit advocates. With a such a robust network of bicycle stakeholders it is important the public has proper contact information and communication avenues. This page provides a broad overview of bicycle contacts with links to associated webpages. However, an effort to maintain a robust Rolodex requires diligent pubic input. Please contact Mavara Agha if you identify any errors on this page.

Federal Government

State Government

As illustrated on our Agency Bicycling Initiatives page, there are bicycle stakeholders across State government. Contact Eric Heineman in the Governor's Office and he will direct you to the proper agency contact.

Eric Heineman
Office of Governor Pat Quinn
JRTC | 100 W Randolph | Suite 16-200
Chicago, IL | 60601
Phone: 312.814.1120

Local/Metropolitan Government

A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making organization composed of representatives from local government and transportation implementers. Download the map below to identify your specific Illinois MPO. Contact your respective MPO for questions about local bicycle initiatives.

Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Links to MPO webpages:


Community Clubs/Associations

Illinois has over 100 local bicycling clubs and associations across the state. These associations unite local bicycle enthusiasts and provide an excellent entry into the Illinois bicycling community. Download the document below to find an association near you:

Bicycling Associations in Illinois

Nonprofit & Advocacy Associations

Nonprofits and advocacy organizations perform a critical role in advancing bicycling policy in Illinois. Our passionate advocates advance our discourse by facilitating communication and aggregating public opinion. Below you will find a list of a few prominent bicycling advocates in our State.

League of Illinois Bicyclists

Ed Barsotti, Executive Director
2550 Cheshire Drive
Aurora, Illinois 60504
Phone: 630-978-0583

League of American Bicyclists

Andy D. Clarke, Director
1612 K Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-822-1333

Active Transportation Alliance

Ron Burke, Executive Director
9 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-427-3325

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Keith Laughlin, President
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-331-9696
Email: Rails to Trails

Trails for Illinois

Steve Buchtel, Executive Director
1639 Burr Oak Road
Homewood, Illinois 60430
Phone: 708-365-9365

Trailnet :: Bike Walk Live

Ann Rivers Mack, Chief Executive Officer
411 North 10th Street, Suite 202
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
Phone: 314-436-1324

Illinois Trail Riders

Denise Maxwell, President
4873 Indian Hills Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: 618-656-1129

International Mountain Bicycling Association

Andy Williamson, Great Lakes Regional Director
27 W. McPherson Street
Dayton, OH 45405
Phone: 937-414-0765

The Chainlink

Julie Hochstadter, Director
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-965-3396

National Center for Safe Routes to School

Lauren Marchetti, Director
730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430
Phone: 1-800-610-SRTS

National Complete Streets Coalition

Richard Weaver (APTA) Chair
1707 L St. NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-207-3355
Email: Smart Growth America

Cities for Cycling

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACT)
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041
Phone: 212-839-6421
Email: NACT