The California Bicycle License Plate Program will raise millions of dollars for bicycle education and encouragement programs, including many local bicycle coalitions.
The California Bicycle Coalition is working for California to join the 23 other states who allow motorists to show their support for bicycling on their car’s license plate. California’s bicycle-themed specialty license plate will look great on your car and support programs to promote awareness of bicyclists on the road, and awareness of how bicycling can make our communities more equitable and prosperous and our lives healthier and more joyful.
The awesome team at the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Bureau are leading the effort at the Department of Public Health. The Department of Motor Vehicles will issue the plate only after 7,500 people have placed pre-orders. Then, the bicycle plate will be available to everyone as a choice whenever they register their car each year.
Think you may want a plate? Add your name to the waitlist, and we’ll let you know the minute we start selling plates.
Learn more: check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Here’s a draft of what the plate will look like. We are still finalizing the design.