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CalBike Announces Executive Director Search

Earlier this month, CalBike’s long-time executive director, Dave Snyder, left to join People for Bikes. CalBike’s Board of Directors has now opened its search for CalBike’s next executive director. Please share with your networks! And please visit our careers page to see the listing for our other job opening, part-time individual giving manager. Executive Director […]


CalBike Supporters Make Big Impression at CARB E-Bike Work Group Meeting 

On August 24, 200 people showed up for a Work Group Meeting for the Electric Bicycle Incentives Project held by the California Air Resources Board. It was a big turnout for a meeting held during the workday on a Wednesday afternoon. But it’s not surprising considering the tremendous interest in the program (CalBike’s interest list […]

Jenn Guitart

CalBike’s Jenn Guitart Becomes TransForm Executive Director

Before Jenn Guitart joined CalBike in 2014, initially as director of development and communications, she worked for an organization that promoted comprehensive sex education. “I like to joke that I’m more passionate about bikes than I am about sex,” she says. “When I started working at CalBike, I realized that it was exactly what I […]

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New Models of Bicycle Advocacy

There is no single way to advocate for more bikeable communities, and bike advocacy has evolved over the years. Recently, we noticed a set of new advocates jumping in to push for things like closing JFK Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and closing streets in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. So we decided to […]

California Bike-Sharing in Danger

For Immediate Release 8/5/22 Contract: Jared Sanchez, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Unless Fixed, AB 371 Could Kill Bike-Sharing in California Sacramento, Calif. – The California State Senate is considering a bill that will endanger bike and scooter sharing in California. The Kill Bike-Share Bill (AB 371) would require providers of shared bikes and scooters (whether […]

SB 932  Is a Plan for the Future that California Must Embrace 

For Immediate Release: 8/2/22 Contact: Jared Sanchez, CalBike (714) 262-0921, SB 932  Is a Plan for the Future that California Must Embrace  Sacramento, Calif. – The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) supports Senator Portantino’s Plan for the Future Bill (SB 932) to prioritize pedestrian and cyclist safety and fix the most deadly roads in our […]

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SB 932: How a California Senator and a Group of Activists Hatched an Ambitious Plan for the Future

The Plan for the Future Bill (SB 932) could change the shape of California communities for the better. That is if it survives its trip through the Assembly and eludes the governor’s veto. The bill, authored by Senator Anthony Portantino (SD 25) and sponsored by Streets for All and CalBike, will require regional and city […]

Dave Snyder

CalBike Bids a Fond Farewell to Outgoing ED Dave Snyder

CalBike’s long-time executive director, Dave Snyder, is moving to a new and exciting position as senior director of local innovation at PeopleForBikes. This is an excellent opportunity to take a look back at CalBike’s accomplishments during his tenure, how our organization has grown in size and influence, and what the future holds for CalBike. Reviving […]

CalBike Staffers Reflect on Bogotá Bicycle Adventure

In March, the city government of Bogotá, Colombia, through BiciActiva, invited three members of CalBike’s staff on an all-expenses-paid bicycling tour of Bogotá and its environs. It was an amazing cross-cultural experience that showed the potential to build biking infrastructure and culture with a tight budget and a lot of creativity. CalBike staff witnessed cargo […]

Executive Director Dave Snyder Announces Departure

July 19, 2022 Contact: Kevin Claxton,, 909-274-0137 CalBike Executive Director Dave Snyder Leaving to Join PeopleForBikes CalBike to Begin Executive Director Search Sacramento: CalBike’s Executive Director, Dave Snyder, will leave the organization in August to take a position as Senior Director of Local Innovation at national advocacy organization PeopleForBikes. Since joining CalBike as Executive […]

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Update: E-Bike Voucher Program Moving Forward — Slowly

When the legislature allocated $10 million for e-bike subsidies in the budget for this fiscal year, it included language stating that the program would launch on July 1, 2022. However, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has moved more slowly, so the program is not yet ready to launch. Here’s what we do and don’t […]

California Highway Boondoggles

It’s Time for California to Stop Building Freeways. Full Stop.

We were disappointed to see AB 1778, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s bill to end freeway expansion in environmentally disadvantaged communities, die in the Senate Transportation Committee. But, at CalBike, we know that we often lose before we win. We’re in it for the long haul because critical advances like refocusing California’s resources away from climate-killing car-expansion […]