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Stay informed about the bicycling movement in California by reading this blog and subscribing to our monthly newsletter, the CalBike Report. Keep apprised of which bills we are supporting with our Legislative Watch page, which we update regularly.

California Has a Climate Deficit

California’s budget deficit requires the governor and legislature to make difficult choices to balance the budget. But, in making those difficult decisions, our elected leaders need to consider another more critical deficit: the climate deficit. As lawmakers grapple with the budget deficit, the governor is pulling money from climate programs like the Greenhouse Gas Reduction […]

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Bike Month Is Also Mental Health Awareness Month

At CalBike, we work hard to make riding a bike safe and accessible for more Californians. But we don’t forget one of the reasons for our passion: joy. Because riding a bike, on a good day with a nice stretch of pavement and a well-oiled chain, is pure joy.  May is Bike Month, and it’s […]

How to Be a Complete Streets Ambassador

The Complete Streets Bill, SB 960, will require Caltrans to add infrastructure that people who bike, walk, and take transit need when it repaves a state route. State-maintained streets often serve as main thoroughfares through California cities and towns. When they are designed and managed primarily to move cars fast, these roads are also the […]

CalBike Response to May Budget Revise

For Immediate Release, 5/10/24 Contact: Jared Sanchez, jared@calbike.org, (714)262-0921 CalBike Condemns Governor’s Cuts to Active Transportation: There Is No Deficit in Transportation Sacramento – Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise of the California budget, issued today, increases the cuts to the Active Transportation Program from $200 million to $600 million. The program pays for critical pedestrian […]

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Sign On to Support the Complete Streets Bill

CalBike and our cosponsors and allies recently sent a letter in support of the Complete Streets Bill, SB 960, authored by Senator Scott Wiener. Read the letter below and use the form to add your signature.

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E-Bike Purchase Incentives FAQs

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the e-bike purchase incentive project that CalBike helped pass and that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is implementing. It’s an exciting program, and information hasn’t always been easy to come by. So we’ve compiled some of the most common questions from people who want to get […]

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Final E-Bike Incentive Work Group Reveals New Details About the Program

On May 1, 2024, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held what we hope is the last work group meeting about the California E-Bike Incentive Project before a launch date is announced and the first application window opens. The meeting was dominated by bike manufacturers and retailers and largely centered around the new program requirement […]

California Bicycle Summit in San Diego Delivers Inspiration, Excitement

The California Bicycle Summit held in San Diego, April 18-19, 2024, was filled with information sharing, coalition building, networking, and new ideas. A group forming to advocate for bicycle education in K-12 classrooms gathered steam. Large groups visited San Diego’s biking and walking infrastructure. And plenaries and breakout sessions delivered thought-provoking discussions. We asked CalBike […]

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California Can’t Afford Not to Build Better Bikeways, Quickly

Time is running out for all of us to deal with climate change. If we keep driving at the rate we always have, we will drive ourselves into climate armageddon. That’s why it’s critical to pass Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s Quicker and Better Bikeways Bill (AB 2290). The bill will create a quick-build pilot at Caltrans, […]

Senate to Hear SAFER Streets Package

MEDIA ADVISORY for April 23, 2024 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Jared@CalBike.org SAFER Streets Bills to Be Heard at Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 SACRAMENTO – The Senate Transportation Committee will convene on April 23, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the SAFER California Streets package of bills. The hearing will take place […]

CalBike Welcomes New Board Member, Isaac Gonzalez

CalBike is pleased to welcome its newest board member, Isaac Gonzalez. A long-time advocate for safer streets in Sacramento, Gonzalez is a communications professional whose company, Diysl, provides campaign management services for political campaigns, nonprofits, and private businesses. He’s a past board member of Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates and current Active Transportation Commissioner with the […]

CalBike at the National Bike Summit

As I prepared for my first California Bicycle Summit since becoming CalBike’s executive director, I had the wonderful experience of going to the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. I got to experience the city’s bicycle infrastructure on a tour, heard inspiring speakers, and helped present an award to retiring Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer. Learning […]