Last Wednesday, the day before the ARB approved their tentative funding plan for clean vehicles, CalBike and our industry partners hosted an electric bicycle demonstration event on a lovely Sacramento summer day (warm but not too hot!) for ARB staff and board members. Clearly the quickest and easiest way to convince someone of the benefits and potential of electric bikes is to get them to ride one. Many staff came out for a test ride, and every one returned wearing a big smile! Thanks to our friends at Bosch, Shimano, The New Wheel, and Summit Bicycles for setting us up with an awesome selection of e-bikes to sample.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress anti-Black violence. We want to actively contribute to ending systemic racism, especially in transportation policy, and most especially in bicycling advocacy. We promise to listen and learn how we can best do this work. To our community members who experience the violence of racism on a daily basis: we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.