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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.

CalBike Response to May Budget Revise

For Immediate Release, 5/10/24 Contact: Jared Sanchez,, (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 […]

Complete Streets

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.


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, 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 […]

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Mayors Make Crucial Connections for Bike Riders at California Bicycle Summit

Attendees at the California Bicycle Summit, April 18-19, 2024, in San Diego, fall into many categories and job descriptions. One notable type of participant is mayors. Three current or former California mayors will speak on panels, and more will be attending the conference. Mayors play a crucial role in the fight for safe streets. Residents […]

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California Must Seize the Opportunity to Quickly Build Better Bikeways

On April 8, 2024, the Assembly Transportation Committee will hold the first hearing on Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s Quicker and Better Bikeways Bill, AB 2290. CalBike is a sponsor of this critical legislation, which will make our streets safer for people who bike, walk, and roll. The bill includes three critical changes to how we design […]

California Bicycle Summit: Local Impacts of State Legislation

CalBike and our allies in and out of the legislature have passed landmark state legislation to make our streets safer. However, the ultimate effects of state policies can depend on local awareness and implementation. At the California Bicycle Summit, to be held April 18-19, 2024, in San Diego, several sessions will examine the impacts of […]