Established in 2009 as The New Jersey Bicycle Coalition, the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition is the state-wide advocacy organization for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our 2010 shift in focus to represent both bicyclists and walkers recognized that we all share common problems and opportunities. Both groups face an increasing threat from distracted drivers and many of our streets are inadequately designed or signed for biking and walking. There is a strong need for more laws requiring motorists to give vulnerable road users (anyone using the road who is not in a motorized vehicle) a margin of safety when passing them on the road.

Our members include bicyclists and walkers from Ringwood to Cape May. We welcome clubs, advocacy groups, and local, regional, and state agencies to join us and work with us. We are supported by a growing list of sponsors who share our goals. We are members of the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking and support their national goals on a state level.

NJBWC is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and stands ready to offer the umbrella of this designation to local groups who share our purpose but lack the necessary designation to accept tax-deductible donations.

We are dedicated to:

  • PROTECTING the rights and safety of New Jersey bicyclists and walkers
  • PROMOTING bicycling and walking for fun, fitness, and transportation
  • EDUCATING bicyclists, walkers, and drivers about our rights and responsibilities
  • CONNECTING our communities with a smarter transportation system


The Coalition held New Jersey’s first statewide bicycle summit in Denville, NJ in 2010, and has organized the New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit each year since then. The 5th Annual NJ Bike & Walk Summit was held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Bloustein School of Rutgers/New Brunswick. More information on the summit can be found here.

We are a collective voice for everyone who believes that a safer, more rideable and walkable New Jersey means a more livable, sustainable New Jersey.  None of this is possible without your support. Please become a member today. Click here to join us!

Remember that all contributions to NJBWC are fully tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.