California Bicycle Friendly Communities

The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly America program provides resources, hands-on assistance and a roadmap for states, communities, businesses and universities to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all people and it recognizes those doing it well. 

  • The Bicycle Friendly State (BFS) program promotes awareness, best practices, and action by state Departments of Transportation and state legislatures. It provides a ranking of states, report cards by state, and a national report.
  • The Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) program provides guidance to make your vision for a bikeable community a reality. The next deadline to apply for for the 2024 BFC program is June 25, 2024. 
  • The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers for their efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere. The next deadline to apply for the BFB program is March 5, 2024 at 11:59pm PT.
  • The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bicycle-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors. The next BFU program deadline is August 8, 2024 at 11:59pm PT. 

U.S. map highlighting the number of bicycle friendly communities, businesses and universities in CA


Nationally, California currently ranks as the #4 state with 61 bicycle friendly communities, 124 bicycle friendly businesses and 21 bicycle friendly universities. Visit The League of American Bicyclists Award Database to view more information on each state.

Explore California's bicycle-friendly communities, businesses and universities:

CALIFORNIA

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Alameda

Silver 78863 Town/City/Municipality

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Arcata

Silver 18374 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map

Arroyo Grande

Bronze 19704 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map

Brentwood

Bronze 62834 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map

Chico

Gold 110326 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map

Chula Vista

Bronze 267172 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map

Coronado

Silver 25952 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map

Cupertino

Bronze 60189 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map

Davis

Platinum 69289 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map

Eastern Placer County (North Lake Tahoe Area)

Bronze 9634 County/Borough/Parish Small town profile |map

Emeryville

Silver 10777 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map

Encinitas

Bronze 62780 Town/City/Municipality Low density suburban profile |map

Folsom

Silver 77246 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

Fremont

Silver 241110 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Fresno

Bronze 527438 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Gilroy

Bronze 56000 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban area profile |map 

Healdsburg

Bronze 11700 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map 

Huntington Beach

Bronze 189707 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Irvine

Silver 281707 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Long Beach

Silver 474140 Town/City/Municipality  Urbanized area profile |map 

Los Altos

Bronze 28976 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Los Angeles

Bronze 3928864 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Menlo Park

Gold 33888 Town/City/Municipality Low density suburban profile |map 

Mill Valley

Silver 14355 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map

Morro Bay

Bronze 10635 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map 

Mountain View

Silver 77800 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Napa

Bronze 79074 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Oakland

Gold 412040 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Oceanside

Silver 175622 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Orange County

Bronze 3175692 Regional Planning Organization Urban profile |map 

Palo Alto

Gold 67082 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Pleasanton

Bronze 73067 Town/City/Municipality Low density suburban profile |map 

Rancho Cordova

Bronze 75087 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Rancho Cucamonga

Bronze 177452 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Redding

Bronze 89861 Town/City/Municipality Low density suburban profile |map 

Redondo Beach

Bronze 66748 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

Redwood City

Bronze 80872 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Riverside

Bronze 324722 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile|map 

Roseville

Bronze 141500 Town/City/Municipality Low density suburban profile|map 

Sacramento

Silver 475536 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

San Carlos

Bronze 29931 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

San Diego

Bronze 1406630 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

San Francisco

Gold 881549 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

San Luis Obispo 

Gold 47446 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

San Mateo

Bronze 103536 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

San Mateo County

Bronze 718451 County Suburban profile |map 

San Ramon

Bronze 79000 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map

Santa Barbara

Silver 88665 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map

Santa Clara

Bronze 116468 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map

Santa Clarita

Silver 218100 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Santa Cruz

Gold 59946 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Santa Monica

Gold 90401 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Santa Rosa

Silver 181594 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Solano Beach

Silver 13500 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Sonoma

Bronze 11054 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map 

South Lake Tahoe

Silver 21403 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

South San Francisco

Bronze 67429 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Sunnyvale

Bronze 151754 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Temecula

Bronze 110003 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Thousand Oaks

Bronze 129349 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Ventura

Bronze 109000 Town/City/Municipality Urban  profile |map 

Watsonville

Bronze 53856 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

West Sacramento

Silver 53000 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Woodland

Bronze 55468 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 
BUSINESSAWARDEMPLOYEESCITYINDUSTRY
A2B Gold 5 San Francisco Bicycle Industry map 
Alameda Bicycle Gold 12 Alameda Bicycle Industry map
Alta Planning + Design, Los Angeles Office Gold 16 Los Angeles Professional Services map
Alta Planning + Design, Oakland Office Silver 18 Oakland Professional Services map 
Alta Planning + Design, San Diego Office Bronze 5 San Diego Professional Services map 
Alta Planning + Design, San Jose Office Silver 1 San Jose Architecture/ Planning/ Design map 
American Cyclery Silver 8 San Francisco Bicycle Shop map 
Atascadero Unified School District Silver 600 Atascadero Education map 
Bike Arvin Gold 1 Arvin Non-Profit map
Bike Bakersfield Gold 3 Bakersfield Non-Profit map 
Blue Oak Energy Bronze 43 Davis Professional Services map 
Bosch eBike Energy Silver 18 Irvine Bicycle Industry map 
California State University, Long Beach Gold 3464 Long Beach Education map
Caltrans HQ Silver 1450 Sacramento Government Agency map 
Capitol Yards Gold 390 West Sacramento Real Estate & Housing map
Central Coast Transportation Consulting Bronze 3 Morro Bay Professional Services map 
City of Arcata, City Hall Bronze 84 Arcata Government Agency map 
City of Coronado, City Hall Silver 277 Coronado Government Agency map 
City of Cupertino, Civic Center Plaza Gold 104 Cupertino Government Agency map 
City of Rancho Cordova Bronze 75 Rancho Cordova Government Agency map 
City of San Luis Obispo Silver 463 San Luis Obispo Government Agency map 
City of Santa Monica Gold 1235 Santa Monica Non-Profit/ Government map 
CityLine Sunnyvale Bronze 750 Sunnyvale Real Estate & Housing map
Clif Family Winery Gold 45 St. Helena Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map 
Coffee Hub & Cafe Gold 8 San Diego Hospitality/ Food/ Retial map 
County of San Luis Obispo Bronze 2100 San Luis Obispo Government Agency map 
Crossroads School for Arts and Science Silver 344 Santa Monica Non-Profit/ Government map 
David Baker Architects Gold 30 San Francisco Architecture/ Planning/ Design map 
Davis Community Church Bronze 9 Davis Non-Profit map
Davis Food Co-op Bronze 49 Davis Hospitality/ Food/ Retial map
Davis Lutheran Church Bronze 5 Davis Non-Profit map
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Gold 400 Goleta Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Dokken Engineering Silver 77 Folsom Professional Services map
Dr. J's Bike Shop / Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours Gold 15 Solvang Bicycle Shop map
Dubuque Innovation Center Bronze 300 South San Francisco Real Estate & House map
Econo Bike Shop Silver 2 Redlands Bicycle Shop map
First Community Housing Gold 15 San Jose Non-Profit map
Genentech Gold 15000 South San Francisco Other map
GHD Inc.  Silver 48 Eureka Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
Giant Bicycle Gold 55 Newbury Park Bicycle Industry map
Giant Santa Monica Silver 5 Santa Monica Bicycle Shop map
Gilead Sciences, Inc. Silver 500 Foster City Biopharmaceutical map
Ground Control Systems Platinum 14 Sacramento Bicycle Industry map
Hot Italian Bronze 30 Sacramento Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map 
Humboldt State University Bronze 1029 Arcata Education map
Huntington Beach, Chamber of Commerce Bronze 6 Huntington Beach Non-Profit/ Government map
Iteris, Inc.  Bronze 150 Santa Ana Transportation map
Jax Bicycle Center Gold 11 Irvine Bicycle Shop map
Jenson USA Bronze 76 Riverside Bicycle Industry map
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Medical Center Bronze 1700 Sacramento Medical/Health Services map
Kaiser Permanente, Fair Oaks MOB Bronze 250 Sacramento Medical/Health Services map
Kaiser Permanente, Folsom Gold 400 Folsom Medical/Health Services map
Kaier Permanente, Point West MOB Silver 650 Sacramento Medical/ Health Services map
Karen's Bakery & Cafe Bronze 35 Folsom Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Kittelson & Associates Inc., Oakland Bronze 9 Oakland Professional Services map
KLA Silver 1500 Milpitas Manufacturing/ Research map
KOA Corporation, Orange Silver 18 Orange Other map
KTUA Gold 38 San Diego Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
Kuvara Law Firm Silver 16 San Rafael Legal map
La Dolce Velo Gold 9 San Jose Bicycle Shop map
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (Oakland) Bronze 36 Oakland Professional Services map
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (San Francisco) Bronze 49 San Francisco Professional Services map
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc.  Bronze 35 Goleta Non-Profit/ Government map
League to Save Lake Tahoe Silver 15 South Lake Tahoe Non-Profit map
LinkedIn Platinum 3800 Sunnyvale Technology & Information map 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Bronze 3000 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/ Research map
LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., Tahoe City Office Silver 8 Tahoe City Transportation map
Lyft Level 5 Bronze 432 Palo Alto Transportation map
lynda.com Bronze 350 Carpinteria Professional Services map
Main Street Garage Bronze 4 Upland Transportation map
Meta Burlingame Gold 4000 Burlington Telecommunications & Media  map
Meta Fremont Platinum 5300 Fremont Telecommunications & Media  map
Meta HQ - Menlo Park Platinum 27000 Menlo Park Telecommunications & Media  map
Meta San Francisco Platinum 4300 San Francisco Telecommunications & Media  map
Meta Sunnyvale Platinum 4700 Sunnyvale  Telecommunications & Media  map
Mixte Communications, Inc.  Gold 9 San Diego Professional Services map
Mogavero Architects Bronze 25 Sacramento Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
Morrison & Foerster LLP - Palo Alto Bronze 150 Palo Alto Legal map
Morrison & Foerster LLP - San Francisco Silver 517 San Francisco Legal map
Mow It Down Landscaping, Inc. Bronze 8 Riverside Construction/Utilities/Contracting map
National Interscholastic Cycling Association Gold 10 Berkeley Non-Profit/ Government map
Natural Resources Defense Council Silver 37 Santa Monica Non-Profit map
NORR Associates Inc. Silver 24 Sacramento Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
North Natomas Jibe- Walk. Bike. Bus. Gold 4 Sacramento Transportation map
Nugget Markets - Food 4 Less #30  Bronze 66 Woodland Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Nugget Markets - Nugget #1 Bronze 100 Woodland Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Nugget Markets - Nugget #2 Bronze 83 Davis Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Nugget Markets - Nugget #12 Bronze 181 Davis Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Oceano Elementary School Gold 440 Oceano Education map
Palo Alto Bicycles Inc. Gold 15 Palo Alto Bicycle Shop map
Pedego Upland Electric Bikes Gold 4 Upland Bicycle Industry map
Phelps Silver 92 Santa Monica Professional Services map
Prevelo Bikes Silver 2 Temecula Bicycle Industry map
Pure Cycles Gold 33 Burbank Bicycle Industry map
Quincy Engineering, Inc.  Bronze 50 Rancho Cordova Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
Rincon Consultants Bronze 11 Oakland Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
Rubin Postaer and Associates Bronze 450 Santa Monica Advertising Agency map
Rubrik Inc. Silver 604 Palo Alto Technology & Information map
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Platinum 8 Sacramento Non-Profit map
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Silver 290 San Diego Government Agency map
San Diego Gas & Electric Bronze 1500 San Diego Construction/ Utilities/ Contracting map
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Platinum -- Santa Barbara Bike Industry map
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Bronze 200 Santa Cruz Travel & Tourism map
SAP Labs, LLC Palo Alto Gold 1850 Palo Alto Technology & Information map
SAP San Ramon Silver 800 San Ramon Technology & Information map
Sempra Energy Silver 780 San Diego Construction/ Utilities/ Contracting map
Service Objects Bronze 18 Santa Barbara Technology & Information map
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  Silver 500 Chico Brewery map
SLOCOG / RIDESHARE Gold 20 San Luis Obispo Government Agency map
Sonoma County Transportation Authority/Regional Climate Protection Authority Bronze 14 Santa Rosa Government Agency map
SONOS INC Platinum 389 Santa Barbara Telecommunications & Media map
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Bronze 150 Los Angeles Government Agency map
Specialized Bicycle Components Gold 383 Morgan Hill Bicycle Industry map
SRAM, San Luis Obispo Gold 38 San Luis Obispo Bicycle Industry map
Stanford Research Park Platinum 1800 Palo Alto Real Estate & Housing map
Summit Bicycles, San Jose Bronze 12 San Jose Bicycle Industry map
Sustainable Technologies Bronze 5 Alameda Building Construction/ Skilled Trades map
Sutter, Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Bronze 900 Santa Rosa Hospitality Food/ Retail map
Synaptics Silver 700 San Jose Technology & Information map
Tesla Transportation Bronze 1876 Palo Alto Technology & Information map
The Albright Bronze 29 Santa Monica Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
The Arbors Apartments Bronze 3 Davis Real Estate & Housing map
The Bike Center Platinum 8 Santa Monica Bicycle Shop map
The Specialized Foundation Platinum 3 Morgan Hill Non-Profit map
Timbuk2 Bronze 64 San Francisco Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
University of California, Davis Platinum 16282 Davis Education map
University of California, Santa Barbara Gold 4600 Santa Barbara  Education map
UrbanTrans North America, Los Angeles Silver 2 Los Angeles Transportation map
Ventura Bike Depot, Inc.  Gold 4 Ventura Bicycle Shop map
VMware Silver 5000 Palo Alto Technology & Information map
Williams Sonoma, Inc. Silver 400 San Francisco Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Woodland Community College Bronze 300 Woodland Education map
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Bronze 22 Davis Non-Profit/ Government map
UNIVERSITYAWARDENROLLMENTCITY
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Bronze 22000 San Luis Obispo map
California Institute of Technology Bronze 2423 Pasadena map
California State University, Bakersfield Bronze 10545 Bakersfield map
California State University, Monterey Bay Bronze 7545 Seaside map
California State Univerity, Northridge Bronze 38716 Northridge map
California State University, Long Beach Silver 38074 Long Beach map
California State University, Sacramento Silver 30500 Sacramento map
Loyola Marymount University Bronze 8433 Los Angeles map
Pomona College Bronze 1581 Claremont map
San Francisco State University Bronze 30256 San Francisco map
Santa Monica College Silver 30000 Santa Monica map
Stanford University Platinum 20069 Redwood City map
University of California, San Diego Bronze 38798 La Jolla map
University of California, Berkeley Gold 42347 Berkeley map
University of California, Davis Platinum 37266 Davis map
University of California, Irvine Platinum 36032 Irvine map
University of California, Los Angeles Gold 45930 Los Angeles map
University of California, Riverside Bronze 25548 Riverside map
University of California, Santa Barbara Platinum 25145 Santa Barbara map
University of California, Santa Cruz Silver 18800 Santa Cruz map
University of La Verne Silver 8600 La Verne map
University of San Diego Bronze 8900 San Diego map
University of San Francisco  Bronze 10039 San Francisco map