Article II - Specific Purpose or Purpose


Article II - Specific Purpose or Purpose

(1) To sponsor and to promote bicycling events, tours, races, and other bicycling activities, for members as well as for the general public, that will develop physically fit, resourceful, self -reliant, well-informed citizens of all ages.


(2) To provide information, by publication (electronic and print), lecture, demonstration, or other means, pertaining to safe and effective cycling habits, safe riding conditions, proper bicycle maintenance, beneficial and/or legally-required bicycling equipment, traffic regulations applicable to cyclists, etc.


(3) To instruct cyclists on how to ride safely, both in group and in nongroup situations, under varying weather, traffic, and road conditions, while obeying applicable traffic laws.


(4) To instruct the public, including pedestrians and motorists, on how to legall y and safely interact with cyclists in traffic situations.


(5) To sponsor and to promote recreational bicycle trips designed to inform participants on various aspects of our natural, cultural, and historic heritage.


(6) To promote and to encourage the use of the bicycle and the development of bicycle facilities on both public and private lands as a resource preserving, non-polluting, non-congesting, quiet means of recreation and transportation, thereby lessening the burdens of government in the areas of traffic regulation, highway construction and maintenance, pollution control, and resource use regulation.


(7) To otherwise lessen the burdens of government by sponsoring and promoting bicycle rides that raise money for charitable organizations within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law).


(8) To engage in any and all lawful activities incidental to the foregoing purposes, except as restricted herein.


(9) No PPTC resources shall be used to organize or promote activities not related to these purposes.  PPTC will not engage in “advocacy” or “lobbying” activities that would affect its status as a tax-exempt organization.  PPTC may engage in such activities to the extent that such activities would not affect PPTC’s tax-exempt status, provided that such activities are consistent with PPTC’s purposes as described above.


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