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.