About Us

The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is a statewide, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization, EIN 85-0995003.

The Federation was formed with one goal in mind: to support and protect the rights and interests of bicyclists and pedestrians in Missouri. We make Missouri a better, safer place for bicycling, walking, and trails by championing safety, a world-class statewide bicycling and walking network, and a strong, unified statewide movement that encourages more Missourians to bike and walk more often.

The Federation, formed in 1994, currently has over 5000 members statewide across Missouri. The Federation regularly works with Missouri members of Congress, the General Assembly, state and federal agencies, regional planning organizations, cities, and counties across the state and our peer organizations across Missouri and the U.S. to improve conditions for Missourians who walk and bicycle.

The Federation is a member-driven organization and we reach out to our membership regularly for feedback and guidance through our web page and social media, via email, through polls and surveys, through meetings and events in different parts of the state, and through personal contact. Our members drive our goals and priorities and provide the bulk of the financial and volunteer support that makes our work possible.

MoBikeFed was founded by Caryn Giarratano (the first Chair) and Mike Hoeferkamp (the first Treasurer) in 1993, and incorporated in the state of Missouri on November 17, 1994.

The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is a statewide membership organization that supports and protects the rights and interests of bicyclists and pedestrians in Missouri. We make Missouri a better, safer place for bicycling, walking, and trails by championing safety, a world-class statewide network, and a strong, unified statewide movement that encourages more Missourians to bike and walk more often.


MoBikeFed's Vision of Bicycling and Walking in Missouri summarizes our 5- to 10-year plan and goals for Missouri. A few key goals:
  • Obtain funding to meet goals.
  • Coordinate efforts among constituents and related groups across Missouri.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other state groups and national groups.
  • Educate the public on benefits of our sports: health, social and environmental.
  • Lobby for legislative issues on behalf of bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, and trail users.
  • Promote safety: sharing the road and following the rules of the road.
  • Establish bicycling, walking, and running as recognized forms of transportation, as well as recreation.
  • Facilitate use of local, state and federal funds to meet goals.
  • Disseminate information about progress and issues in bicycling, walking, and trails.
  • Disseminate information about constituents' major events in the state.
  • Help build a movement in support of bicycling and walking in Missouri.
  • Promote the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community program across Missouri.
  • Encourage Complete Streets policies at local, metropolitan, statewide, and national levels.
  • Promote creation and improvement of a statewide bicycle route system and statewide trail systems.
  • Promote and encourage more bicycling and walking in Missouri through programs like Bike Month, Bike to Work Week, and Walk/Bike to School Month.


Our Annual Reports summarize progress and accomplishments each year, and our Legislative Platform Accomplished page tallies major legislative accomplishments.

Here are just a few highlights from our history of more than twenty years of statewide advocacy:

  • Wrote and passed legislation that repealed the mandatory sidepath law in 1995 and defeated its reinstatement in 1998.
  • Worked with legislators to improve wording and intent of bike-specific laws. Thanks to this, Missouri traffic laws rate better for bicycle friendliness than those in most other states (though work remains to be done in Missouri and in all other states).
  • Defeated a bill that would have required all bicyclists to ride on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
  • Defeated legislation that would have required bicyclists to ride single file.
  • Worked with the MoDOT to change its policy on shoulder rumble strips to allow bicyclists some smooth shoulder.
  • Worked with Amtrak in 1997 to allow unboxed bicycles to be rolled aboard.
  • Worked with legislators to pass as "Safe Passing Law", bicycle-friendly bicycle lane provisions, and numerous other improvements to the state bicycle legislation in 2005.
  • Defeated several attempts to ban bicyclists from Missouri roads and highways in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
  • Worked for creation of a Bicycle Missouri license plate for automobiles, first distributed in 2013.
  • Worked with MoDOT to redefine its priorities and plans to far better integrate bicycling and walking, 1994 through the present.
  • Worked to support a statewide Complete Streets resolution and policy in Missouri and to support city, county, and regional Complete Streets policies across the state, mid 2000s through present.
  • Worked to support statewide bicycle routes and bicycle tourism.
  • Worked to support creation of a statewide trails vision and and interconnected statewide and multi-state trails system.
  • Worked to create sample legislation, recommendations, and policies that can be adopted by cities, counties, and transportation planning commissions across Missouri.
  • Worked for the passage of over 44 items on our Legislative Platform since 1994.
  • Numerous other policy, legislative, education, outreach, and program accomplishments, outlined in our Annual Reports and Legislative Platform Accomplished page

Current EIN and Corporate details

MoBikeFed is a 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 85-0995003. On the IRS web site you'll see it listed as "Missouri Active Outdoors Foundation"; we have a Missouri DBA registration linking our DBA name "Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation" to the IRS listed name.

Many employers have programs that will match contributions given to 501(c)(3) public charities like the MoBikeFed.

Historical corporate details history: Merger of Federation and Foundation as a 501(c)(3) in 2016, Change of EIN in May 2020

From 1994 until 2005, we operated as a Missouri nonprofit corporation, the Missouri Bicycle Federation, Inc.

In 2005, we created a new 501(c)(3) corporation, the Missouri Bicycle Foundation, EIN 20-3389214. We also registered the existing Missouri nonprofit corporation, the Missouri Bicycle Federation, with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) corporation, EIN 43-1896064

Up until December 31st, 2016, we operated as two corporations, the 501(c)(4) Missouri Bicycle Federation EIN 43-1896064 and the 501(c)(3) Missouri Bicycle Foundation, EIN 20-3389214.

As of 1 January, 2017, we moved all operations and the name "Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation to the 501(c)(3) organization. We applied for the "h election" for the 501(c)(3) corporation, allowing us to do all needed advocacy and lobbying work through the 501(c)(3)--and also allowing all of your memberships, donations, and other contributions towards our work to be tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

As of May 2020, for business reasons we moved operations to a new 501(c)(3) corporation, the Missouri Active Outdoors Foundation, EIN 85-0995003.  We still do business under the public name Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation, using Missouri state DBA or "Fictitious Name" registration.

Historical info

More information about the 501(c)(4) corporation (relevant through 31 December 2016): IRS 501c4 letterGuidestar listing, with financial summaries and copies of previous IRS form 990s. After 1 January 2017 the 501(c)(4) corporation is known as the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Action Fund.

More information about the 501(c)(3) Missouri Bicycle Foundation corporation (relevant through May 1, 2020): IRS exemption letter (PDF format, 650KB),  Missouri State tax exemption letter (PDF format, 75KB), Missouri State DBA Business Name listing for the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation, Guidestar listing, with financial information and IRS form 990s


The annual business meeting and election of officers is generally during the November Board Meeting each year. The Board generally holds monthly Board Meetings with other meetings and committee meeting held monthly or as needed.



Contact information/mailing Address:

Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation
2208 Missouri Blvd, Ste. 102 #200
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Email: director [at] mobikefed.org

Phone: 816-336-2550

To contact a specific staff person, board member, or chair, see the list of current staff/board members.

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