Mission/Vision/Values

Our Mission
Muscle Powered works to make Carson City healthier for all citizens and safer and more accessible for bicycling and walking through education and advocacy, the promotion of bicycle and pedestrian friendly infrastructure, and developing and maintaining recreational trails throughout the city.

Our Vision
Muscle Powered will strive to build a community where walking and biking, either for recreation or for transportation, are an integral and accepted way of life.

Our Values
Muscle Powered is committed to excellence, collaboration, community, transparency, and inclusiveness. As inspired and passionate advocates, we treat each other with respect and understanding. We work hard, we play hard, and we have fun!

The Strategic Plan

Advocacy
In order to realize Muscle Powered’s vision, clear, consistent, and persistent communication to existing and new partners and members is critical. The process of building a bike and pedestrian-friendly community requires partners, and Muscle Powered will engage those partners persistently to realize the other aspects of this plan.

Education & Advocacy
Muscle Powered aims to help create a Carson City where all residents feel safe walking, hiking, or cycling. The bedrock of Muscle Powered’s mission is a strong outreach and advocacy campaign to ensure citizens and critical decision makers are informed about the benefits and current research about muscle powered options for transportation. The process of building a bike and pedestrian-friendly community requires partners, and Muscle Powered will engage those partners regarding the value of pedestrian and bike-friendly facilities, promoting a culture of walking, hiking, and biking throughout our community, and supporting events that raise awareness and encourage participation by Carson City residents in a walking and biking culture.

Build and Maintain
Muscle Powered was founded on the idea of building a sustainable infrastructure for walking and biking, and will continue to support such efforts through a strong tradition of volunteerism. This will include enhancing infrastructural items such as sidewalks and bike lanes, increasing the mileage of multi-use trails in Carson City, and linking bicycle and pedestrian facilities with public transportation.

Organizational Excellence
Muscle Powered thrives because of its active membership. Into the future, Muscle Powered will seek new and creative ways to activate its membership through exciting volunteer programs and opportunities to learn and grow within the organization.