The League of American Bicyclists designates cities and localities as "Bicycle-Friendly" based on their use of measures that promote bicycling. The League has developed Building a Bicycle-Friendly America to guide implementation and policy.

The Bicycle Friendly Community Program (BFC) provides incentives, hands-on assistance, and award recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. 

Learn more about becoming a more bicycle friendly community!


 
Nationally, California currently ranks as the #8 state with 53 bicycle friendly communities, 78 bicycle friendly businesses and 13 bicycle friendly universities. Visit The League of American Bicyclists Award Database to view more information on each state.

CALIFORNIA

COMMUNITYAWARDPOPULATIONJURISDICTIONLAND USE
Paso Robles Bronze 30050 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Roseville Bronze 122060 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Eastern Placer County (North Lake Tahoe Area) Bronze 11050 County Rural view profile |map it
Temecula Bronze 103092 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Rancho Cordova Bronze 67911 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
City of Davis Public Works, Dept. Platinum 63722 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Chula Vista Bronze 252422 Town/City/Municipality Urban view report card |map it
Healdsburg Bronze 11475 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Eureka Bronze 27127 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
West Sacramento Bronze 48744 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Santa Barbara Silver 90893 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Coronado Silver 24697 Town/City/Municipality,Other Urban view profile |map it
Sonoma Bronze 10849 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Sunnyvale Bronze 131760 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Thousand Oaks Bronze 128143 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Windsor Bronze 26801 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Mountain View Silver 70708 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Napa Bronze 75142 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Oakland Silver 400740 Town/City/Municipality Urban view report card |map it
Oceanside Bronze 174925 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
OrangeCounty Bronze 3010232 Regional Planning Organization Urban view profile |map it
Palo Alto Gold 64403 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Presidio of San Francisco Silver 3000 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Redding Bronze 89470 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Riverside Bronze 303871 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Roseville Bronze 109154 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Sacramento Silver 456394 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
San Francisco Gold 739426 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
San Jose Bronze 912332 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
San Luis Obispo Silver 43766 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Santa Clara Bronze 119311 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Santa Cruz Silver 54593 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Santa Monica Silver 87400 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Alameda Bronze 73812 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Arcata Silver 17321 Town/City/Municipality Rural view profile |map it
Brentwood Bronze 53673 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Calistoga Silver 5155 Town/City/Municipality Rural view profile |map it
Chico Silver 79000 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Claremont Silver 36612 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Cupertino Bronze 50479 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Emeryville Bronze 10080 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Folsom Silver 63960 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Fresno Bronze 500121 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Huntington Beach Bronze 189707 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Irvine Silver 223729 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Long Beach Bronze 466520 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Los Altos Bronze 28976 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Los Angeles Bronze 3792621 Town/City/Municipality Urban view profile |map it
Menlo Park Silver 32026 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view profile |map it
Pleasanton Bronze 70285 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Arroyo Grande Bronze 19704 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it
Morro Bay Bronze 10234 Town/City/Municipality Rural view report card |map it
South San Francisco Bronze 64409 Town/City/Municipality Urban view report card |map it
Rancho Cucamonga Bronze 165269 Town/City/Municipality Suburban view report card |map it

 

BUSINESSAWARDEMPLOYEESCITYINDUSTRY
Alameda Bicycle Station Silver 12 Alameda Bicycle Industry map it
Santa Monica Bike Center Platinum 11 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map it
AIKA for urban cycling Bronze 5 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry (includes shops) map it
Clif Family Winery & Farm Silver 25 St. Helena Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
CYCLEPATHIC Bronze 22 Santa Monica Medical/Health map it
Jenson USA Bronze 76 Riverside Bicycle Industry (includes shops) map it
Kittelson & Associates, Inc. - Oakland Bronze 9 Oakland Professional Services map it
La Habra Health and Fitness Academy Inc. Bronze 6 La Habra Medical/Health map it
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc. Bronze 35 Goleta Non-Profit/Government map it
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Bronze 3000 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/Research map it
SLOCOG / SLO Regional Rideshare Silver 23 San Luis Obispo Non-Profit/Government map it
Summit Bicycles (San Jose) Bronze 12 San Jose Bicycle Industry (includes shops) map it
VMware, Inc. Silver 3900 Palo Alto Professional Services map it
REI - Sacramento Silver 120 Sacramento Bicycle Industry map it
Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale Bronze 825 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/Research map it
City of Chula Vista - Civic Center Bronze 179 Chula Vista Non-Profit/Government map it
University of California, Davis Platinum 20041 Davis Non-Profit/Government map it
Dudek Bronze 230 Encinitas Professional Services map it
Hot Italian Bronze 35 Sacramento Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
The Path Bike Shop Bronze 22 Tustin Bicycle Industry map it
REI Fresno Bronze 62 Fresno Bicycle Industry map it
County of Santa Cruz Bronze 538 Santa Cruz Non-Profit/Government map it
Fehr & Peers Gold 230 Walnut Creek Professional Services map it
Facebook Platinum 5289 Menlo Park Professional Services map it
KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture Gold 26 San Diego Professional Services map it
David Baker Architects Gold 28 San Francisco Professional Services map it
Clif Bar & Company Gold 239 Berkeley Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Specialized Bicycle Components Gold 442 Morgan Hill Bicycle Industry map it
Mercy General Hospital Gold 1900 Sacramento Medical/Health map it
University of California, Santa Barbara Gold 4600 Santa Barbara Non-Profit/Government map it
REI Mountain View Gold 85 Mountain View Bicycle Industry map it
California State University Long Beach Gold 3598 Long Beach Non-Profit/Government map it
Downtown Berkeley YMCA Silver 250 Berkeley Non-Profit/Government map it
Palo Alto Bicycles Silver 18 Palo Alto Medical/Health map it
WheelHouse Silver 2 Santa Barbara Non-Profit/Government map it
Bike Bakersfield Silver 5 Bakersfield Non-Profit/Government map it
SAP Labs, LLC. (Palo Alto) Silver 2500 Palo Alto Professional Services map it
Apple, Inc. Silver 10000 Cupertino Manufacturing/Research map it
Sacramento Area Council of Governments Silver 50 Sacramento Non-Profit/Government map it
Ledford Law Corporation Silver 3 Visalia Professional Services map it
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Silver 500 Chico Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
REI Stockton Bronze 35 Stockton Bicycle Industry map it
Ecology Action Silver Santa Cruz Non-Profit/Government map it
City of Davis Silver 98 Davis Non-Profit/Government map it
Jax Bicycle Center Silver 15 Irvine Bicycle Industry map it
Passerelle Investment Company Silver 6 Los Altos Professional Services map it
Hewlett-Packard Company Silver 3000 Roseville Manufacturing/Research map it
REI Santa Barbara Silver 50 Santa Barbara Bicycle Industry map it
San Francisco Landscapes Silver San Francisco Professional Services map it
Bear Valley Inn Silver 2 Olema Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Santa Cruz Seaside Company Bronze Santa Cruz Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
California Giant Berry Farms Bronze 75 Watsonville Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
City Of Chico Bronze 92 Chico Non-Profit/Government map it
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Bronze 427 San Francisco Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Helen's Cycles Bronze 45 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map it
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Bronze 1550 San Rafael Medical/Health map it
REI Santa Monica Bronze 70 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map it
Dokken Engineering Bronze 60 Folsom Professional Services map it
City of Riverside City Hall Bronze 355 Riverside Non-Profit/Government map it
Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates - San Francisco Bronze 45 San Francisco Professional Services map it
A2B Gold 5 San Francisco Bicycle Industry map it
Bici Centro/Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Platinum 6 Santa Barbara Non-Profit/Government map it
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Gold 6 Sacramento Non-Profit/Government map it
LinkedIn Corporation Gold 2050 Sunnyvale Professional Services map it
City of Santa Monica Gold 1235 Santa Monica Non-Profit/Government map it
Areal Restaurant Silver 58 Santa Monica Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences Silver 344 Santa Monica Non-Profit/Government map it
Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Bronze 6 Huntington Beach Non-Profit/Government map it
Blue Oak Energy Bronze 43 Davis Professional Services map it
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Gold 400 Goleta Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Kaiser Permanente, Folsom Bronze 400 Folsom Medical/Health   map it
La Bicicleta Boutique Bronze 1 Bakersfield Bicycle Industry map it
lynda.com Bronze 350 Carpinteria Professional Services map it
National Interscholastic Cycling Association Gold 10 Berkeley Non-Profit/Government map it
Park A Bike Gold 9 Sacramento Bicycle Industry map it
Phelps Silver 92 Santa Monica Professional Services map it
Rincon Cycles Bronze 5 Carpinteria Bicycle Industry map it
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Bronze 22 Davis Non-Profit/Government map it

 

UNIVERSITYAWARDENROLLMENTCITY
University of La Verne Silver 8600 La Verne view profile | map it
University of San Diego Bronze 8105 San Diego view profile | map it
University of California, Davis Platinum 33300 Davis view profile | map it
Stanford University Platinum 19945 Stanford view profile | map it
University of California, Irvine Silver 27003 Irvine view profile | map it
University of California, Los Angeles Bronze 38550 Los Angeles view profile | map it
University of California, Santa Barbara Gold 21827 Santa Barbara view profile | map it
University of California, Berkeley Silver 36142 Berkeley view profile | map it
California Institute of Technology Bronze 2243 Pasadena view profile | map it
Pomona College Bronze 1581 Claremont view profile | map it
Santa Monica College Bronze 34000 Santa Monica view profile | map it
University of California, Santa Cruz Silver 16300 Santa Cruz view profile | map it
California State University, Long Beach Silver 33416 Long Beach view profile | map it