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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.

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CalBike Endorsement: Support Laura Friedman for Assembly District 44 in the June Primary

Laura Friedman is perhaps the strongest supporter of bicycling and active transportation in the California Assembly, and she’s in a tough race for reelection because of redistricting. CalBike is issuing an early endorsement for Assemblymember Friedman because we hope our members will donate to and volunteer for her campaign ahead of the June primary election. […]

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CalBike Insider: Kudos for the Appointment of Dr. Adonia Lugo to the CTC

CalBike is delighted that Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Adonia Lugo to fill a vacancy on the California Transportation Commission. Dr. Lugo is a welcome and highly-qualified addition to the commission. CalBike advocates for a more inclusive CTC CalBike was a member of a coalition that sent a list of candidates for the CTC vacancy, including […]

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CalBike Insider: California Poised to Mandate Secure Bicycle Parking

Last week, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty introduced a bill to require secure bicycle parking in all new residential buildings, and CalBike was there to testify in support. AB 2863, the Bike Parking Bill, will require the Department of Housing and Community Development to create standards for bicycle parking in new residential buildings in the next regular […]

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CalBike’s Work Fuels California’s Bike-Friendly Ranking

California ranked fourth in the League of American Bicyclists’ annual ranking of bike-friendly states, released on April 19, 2022.  Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington rank first through third. The League’s report on California referred to many issues that CalBike has successfully campaigned on or is currently advocating for. We know California can do better, and we’re […]

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Bike for the Climate by Riding for CalBike in 2022

If you’ve been planning a bike tour or trip this year, you can have fun while you raise money and awareness for CalBike’s work through a personal fundraiser with Climate Ride. Our own California Dream Ride will be on hold for another year, so we hope that you will consider participating in one of Climate […]

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California Ranks Fourth Most Bicycle Friendly State in 2022

For Immediate Release: 4/19/22 Contact:Dave Snyder, CalBike, 916-251-9433, dave@calbike.org California Ranks Fourth Most Bicycle-Friendly State in League of American Bicyclists 2022 Report Sacramento, Calif. – California took 4th Place in the annual ranking of Bicycle Friendly States by the League of American Bicyclists released today in Washington, D.C. The state Report Card found in today’s report […]

Recap of the 2022 California Bicycle Summit

The California Bicycle Summit took place April 6 to 9 in Uptown Oakland, with sold-out attendance and rave reviews for fantastic sessions and events.  The Summit began on Wednesday night with a fantastic night of movies at the New Parkway Theater. The rich and inspiring program of bicycle shorts included Spokespeople, a documentary exploring bicycle […]

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Next Steps for California’s E-Bike Voucher Program

Last week, the California Air Resources Board finally issued its request for proposals to administer the $10 million electric bicycle purchase incentive program. CalBike worked with Assembly champions Tasha Boerner Horvath and Richard Bloom to get the program approved in 2021.  CalBike members and a number of industry leaders have supported our work to shape […]

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Update: Assembly Transportation Committee Supports Landmark Active Transportation Slate

Updated 3/30/22 On March 28, 2022, the California Assembly Transportation Committee held a historic hearing with an opportunity to advance seven bills that advance active transportation. We’re happy to report that the committee voted to support all seven critical pieces of legislation. Thank you to all of you who sent emails and tweets to your […]

Explore Oakland at the California Bicycle Summit

We are excited to bring the California Bicycle Summit back to Oakland for many reasons. Oakland is a diverse city with a thriving bike culture, a vibrant arts scene, and rich history. Plus, we found a venue that embodies the art and aspiration that is the heart of Oakland. But mostly, we’re thrilled to introduce […]

California Bicycle Summit Opening Night Mixer Celebrates the Vital Work of California Bicycle Advocates and Planners

The 2022 California Bicycle Summit opens on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., with an Opening Night Mixer at the New Parkway Theater. The mixer will be a miniature film festival with a twist. And you can order food and drinks (and fabulous popcorn) from the New Parkway’s full kitchen to enjoy while […]

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All the Bike-Friendly Bills Introduced in California in 2022

It’s that time of year again when legislators introduce hundreds of new bills that could change the law in California. As always, as your leading statewide bicycle advocate, CalBike is keeping an eye on this for you. It takes a community of dedicated bike riders to get bike-friendly bills passed (and stop the bad ones)—we […]