Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.
—Lord Charles Beresford
Three important things in life -- freedom, ambition, health. And that is why I ride a bike.
—Harish DN, India
[A] key factor in the development and planning of most trails is local, grassroots efforts: that is, the citizens who drive the local, state, and federal government to act. Everything from establishing the vision and need for greenways to defining specific trail corridors, to participating in the zoning process, to forming citizen coalitions, to developing guidelines for trail use and access should be within the abilities of each citizen. With broad-based support, the vision of a national system of trails can be realized.
— American Trails, Trails for All Americans report, 1990
The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle.
—Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles; The Memoirs of an Autophobe, 1973
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.
The [Great Allegheny Passage] Trail is already attracting a lot of people, and were just starting to market it. It’s a major asset for our region, not only because of the tourist dollars it’s attracting, but also because it’s a piece of our economic rebuilding efforts.
—John P. Murtha, U.S. Congressman (D-Penn)