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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 […]
Update: Attend our Agenda Announcement and Campaign Kickoff Party on December 10. Oh, 2020. It’s been a hard year for too many. We extend our sympathies to everyone who is suffering from loss. Looking ahead to 2021, we here at CalBike have reasons to be optimistic. Among the silver linings of this tough year is that many […]
Originally published September 3, 2020. Updated September 30, 2020. The pandemic took a big bite out of CalBike’s 2020 legislative agenda, but we were still able to win two important legislative victories in this session. This was due in no small part to the thousands of CalBike members and supporters who emailed your representatives to […]
For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Contact: Dave Snyder, 916-251-9433, email@example.com Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Clean Transportation Is Weak and Vague on the Most Important Strategies to Address the Climate Crisis Sacramento, CA—Governor Gavin Newsom today released Executive Order N-79-20, calling for reduced carbon pollution from the transportation sector. Cars and trucks account […]
CalBike is pleased to endorse Josh Newman for Senate District 29. As a former member of the state senate, Josh Newman already has experience championing what a fossil-free economy can look like in the capitol. He is up for the necessary fight to achieve this important goal because he knows we have no time to […]
CalBike is pleased to endorse Steve Bennett for District 37 Assembly Member. Steve Bennett’s platform reads like a bicycle advocates’ dream. He understands the importance of bicycling as a component of sustainable transportation and a socially just society. He has an excellent record on bike issues as a Ventura County Supervisor. With Steve Bennett as […]
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.