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Imagine getting on your bike in Bakersfield and riding all the way to Merced. You follow mostly separated and low-stress routes. Along the way, you pass through large and small Central Valley cities like Wasco, Porterville, and Madera. Maybe you visit some rose gardens in Wasco, whose farmers grow a majority of all the roses […]
Next week, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be president and vice president. Control of the Senate will flip to the Democrats. This change in power could make a big difference in funding and support for biking and walking this year and beyond. With thanks to our national partners, the League of American Bicyclists, here’s […]
What can you say about 2020? It has been the most challenging, excruciating, frustrating, endless year that most of us have experienced. Along the way, there have been some ridiculous fails as well as some significant steps forward toward reclaiming streets for people in 2020. Here are CalBike’s best and worst of 2020. Best emergency […]
If you missed CalBike’s 2021 Agenda Reveal Party, you can still get in on the fun! We recorded our December 3, 2020 event. Click below to join us virtually to review our 2020 accomplishments and unveil our 2021 agenda. Agenda Reveal highlights (with timestamps): 1:15 Welcome from Dave 3:04 Introduction of special guests […]
CalBike recently spoke with two researchers who compared trends in pedestrian and bicycle fatalities among the US, the UK, Germany, and Denmark. We outlined their findings in a post about the alarming trend in US fatalities. Our far-ranging discussion didn’t stop with the data in their new study. The researchers had lessons to share based […]
If you’re experiencing cabin fever right now, you’re not alone. While travel options are restricted by the pandemic, there’s one way to get away, experience California, and stay COVID-safe: bicycle tourism. California’s Central Valley and Sierras have great bike rides that will give you a welcome break from daily life. Visit bikevalleytosierra.com for more on […]
A new study compares data on pedestrian and bicycling fatality rates in the US with those in three European countries. While Europe’s fatality rates tumbled, the rate of pedestrian and bike fatalities on our roads is rising. CalBike spoke with the researchers about why the US is heading in the wrong direction and what we […]
The pandemic that has upended all of our lives also transformed CalBike’s 2020 agenda. The bills we sponsored in the legislature were postponed, but the broad bike boom led to many other opportunities. In 2020, the bicycling movement is stronger than ever. Diverse groups of people have discovered or rediscovered the value of biking as […]
Californians biked the vote, and the California Bicycle Coalition helped with several strategic endorsements. CalBike chose 11 races where the bike-friendly candidate was in a tight contest. In each of those races, the other candidate was a likely opponent of the kinds of policy changes necessary to make our communities more bike-friendly. Those close elections […]
Among many silver linings during a difficult year, the first-ever Dream Ride Challenge stands as a success. We had a great “turnout” and we raised over $25,000 to support CalBike’s work in the coming year! 9 days, 4,500 miles, $25,000 raised for CalBike When CalBike made the decision to cancel 2020’s annual California Dream Ride, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2020 Contact: Dave Snyder, California Bicycle Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org | 916-251-9433 CalBike Releases How-to Guide for Building Safer Streets Quickly and Cheaply The California Bicycle Coalition and Alta Planning + Design today released a Quick-Build Guide for planners, officials, and community leaders to encourage the construction of safe bikeways quickly and […]
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.