Promote Bicycling for Health and Happiness

Bicycle License Plate personalized

If you have a car (or a truck or a motorcycle), you can now show your support for bicycling on your license plate!  The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Bureau of the California Department of Public Health has designed a specialty plate to celebrate the health benefits of bicycling. The plate is expected to raise millions of dollars for bicycle education and encouragement programs, such as earn-a-bike programs for at-risk youth, middle and high school programs, advocacy for bicycles as transportation, and safety and share the road education programs for drivers and cyclists.

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. You have three choices when ordering a plate. You can order a custom plate, you can exchange your existing custom plate for a custom bike plate, or you can get a non-customized sequential plate.


California will never have the equitable, prosperous and inclusive communities that CalBike advocates for until we address and redress the anti-Black violence that has plagued our country since slavery. 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.

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