Several months ago, the US Internal Revenue Service published a list of small organizations at risk of losing their non-profit status.
Most non-profits must file annually with the IRS in order to maintain their non-profit status. Loss of exempt status means an organization must file income tax returns and pay income tax, and its contributors will not be able to deduct their donations. If an organization does not file as required for three consecutive years, the law provides that it automatically loses its tax-exempt status.
This law came into effect in 2007, so the deadline occurred for the first time this year. When the IRS realized so many groups failed to file the necessary renewals, they announced a relief program and extended the filing deadline to October 15. They also published a list of the non-compliant non-profits in the hopes that somebody might notice and let these clubs know that they have some paperwork to take care of.
Below are a selection of these groups in California. Some of them may be defunct, but if you know the group is active, you’ll want to get in touch with somebody in the group and let them know they have until October 15 to file the necessary paperwork with the IRS. Note also this list was published a couple of months ago so some of these groups may have already taken care of this, this list may contain some “false positives” (e.g. I don’t know which of these might actually be motorcycle clubs, for example), and this list isn’t necesssarily complete (I only searched for “bike” and “cycle”). I also didn’t hunt for related organizations such as groups involved with environmental and transportation issues.
ADOPT-A-BIKE 6155 PALM AVE APT 704 SN BERNRDNO CA 92407-2071
MONTEREY MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION PO BOX 51923 PACIFIC GROVE CA 93950-6923
RIALTO POLICE DEPARTMENT BIKE BUDDIES 290 N D ST STE 300 SN BERNRDNO CA 92401-1709
S B BIKE CLUB INC PO BOX 91717 SANTA BARBARA CA 93190-1717
SAN FRANCISCO BIKE MESSENGER ASSOCIATION 255 9TH ST SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103-3826
SANTA CRUZ CAMPUS BIKE CENTER 1156 HIGH ST SANTA CRUZ CA 95064-1077
TAHOE AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION TAMBA PO BOX 18861 S LAKE TAHOE CA 96151-8861
WALK OAKLAND BIKE OAKLAND 436 14TH ST STE 1216 OAKLAND CA 94612-2723
3RD RAIL CYCLING CLUB 848 STANNAGE AVE APT 11 ALBANY CA 94706-1643
BARSTOW BICYCLE MOTOCROSS ASSOCIATION INC 108 CAL AVE BARSTOW CA 92311-4111
BICYCLE MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL 22716 MADISON ST TORRANCE CA 90505-2648
BICYCLE TRAILS COUNCIL OF MARIN 22 HEATHER WAY LARKSPUR CA 94939-1547
CHERRY CITY CYCLISTS BICYCLE CLUB INC PO BOX 1972 SAN LEANDRO CA 94577-0197
CINDY MURDOCH BICYCLE SAFETY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION PO BOX 912 GOLETA CA 93116-0912
CYCLE PATHS FOR PEACE 1938 MARIN AVE BERKELEY CA 94707-2408
DIFFERENT SPOKES BICYCLING CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PO BOX 2466 LOS ANGELES CA 90078-2466
EUREKA BICYCLE MOTOCROSS ASSOCIATIO KOSTER WABASH STREET EUREKA CA 95501-0000
INNER CITY CYCLING CONNECTION PO BOX 82311 LOS ANGELES CA 90082-0311
MARINA DEL REY CYCLING CLUB INC 8326 W 1ST ST APT 4 LOS ANGELES CA 90048-3542
MENDOCINO COAST CYCLISTS PO BOX 2143 FORT BRAGG CA 95437-2143
NATIONAL BICYCLE GREENWAY PO BOX 60355 PALO ALTO CA 94306-0355
SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION PO BOX 22554 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94122-0554
SIMPLY FIT CYCLING TEAM 3188 AIRWAY AVE STE G COSTA MESA CA 92626-4652
SINGLE CYCLISTS PO BOX 656 KENTFIELD CA 94914-0656
SUNSET CYCLISTS INC PO BOX 1746 EL CAJON CA 92022-1746
THE AMERICAN BICYCLE AND CYCLING MUSEUM 5224 15TH AVE SACRAMENTO CA 95820-3020
VELO MOTION BICYCLE RACING TEAM INC 5222 BALBOA AVE STE 33 SAN DIEGO CA 92117-6953
VENTURA COUNTY BICYCLE TRAILS & PATHWAYS FOUNDATION INC PO BOX 7872 VENTURA CA 93006-7872
YUBA-SUTTER BICYCLE CLUB PO BOX 842 YUBA CITY CA 95992-0842