California Bicycle Friendly Communities

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!

CA Bicycle Friendly Community 2020
 
Nationally, California currently ranks as the #4 state with 61 bicycle friendly communities, 124 bicycle friendly businesses and 20 bicycle friendly universities. Visit The League of American Bicyclists Award Database to view more information on each state.

CALIFORNIA

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Alameda

Bronze 78630 Town/City/Municipality

Urban

profile |map

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 86900 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 63722 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

Folsom

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

Fremont

Bronze 235439 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area 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 258386 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area 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 80434 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

Oakland

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

Oceanside

Silver 175948 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Orange County

Bronze 3010232 Regional Planning Organization -- profile |map 

Palo Alto

Gold 66955 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Pleasanton

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

Rancho Cordova

Bronze 67911 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 134073 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 864816 Town/City/Municipality -- 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 

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

Silver 89736 Town/City/Municipality -- 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 -- profile |map 

Temecula

Bronze 110012 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Thousand Oaks

Bronze 129349 Town/City/Municipality -- profile |map 

Ventura

Bronze 109708 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low density suburban areas profile |map 

Watsonville

Bronze 51199 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 

 

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A2B Gold 5 San Francisco Bicycle Industry map 
Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale Bronze 825 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/ Research 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 
Areal Restaurant Silver 58 Santa Monica Hospitality/ Food/ Retail 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 
Central Coast Transportation Consulting Bronze 3 Morro Bay Professional Services map 
City of Arcata, City Hall Bronze 84 Arcata Government Agency map 
City of Chila Vista, Civic Center Bronze 179 Chula Vista Non-Profit/ Governement map 
City of Coronado, City Hall Silver 53 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 Riverside, City Hall Bronze 355 Riverside Non-Profit/ Government 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 
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
Econo Bike Shop Silver 2 Redlands Bicycle Shop map
Facebook Headquarters, Menlo Park Platinum 19000 Menlo Park Telecommunications & Media 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
Ground Control Systems Platinum 14 Sacramento Bicucle 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/ Helath Services map
Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael Bronze 11550 San Rafael Medical/ Helath Services map
Kaiser Permanente, Fair Oaks MOB Bronze 250 Sacramento Medical/ Helath Services map
Kaiser Permanente, Folsom Gold 400 Folsom Medical/ Helath 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
La Habra Health and Fitness Academy Inc.  Bronze 6 La Habra Medical/ Health 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
Mixte Communications, Inc.  Gold 9 San Diego Professional Services map
Mogavero Architects Bronze 25 Sacramento Architecture/ Planning/ Design map
National Interscholastic Cycling Association Gold 10 Berkeley Non-Profit/ Government map
Natural Resources Defense Council Silver 37 Santa Monica Non-Profit map
Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco Bronze 45 San Francisco Professional Services map
NORR Associates Inc. Silver 24 Sacramento Architecture/ Planning/ Design 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 181 Davis Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Nugget Markets - Nugget #12 Bronze 83 Davis Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
Oceano Elementary School Gold 440 Oceano Education map
Palo Alto Bicycles Inc. Gold 15 Palo Alto Bicycle Shop map
Phelps Silver 92 Santa Monica Profressional 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
REI, Santa Barbara Silver 50 Santa Barbara Bicycle Industry map
REI, Santa Monica Bronze 70 Santa Monica Bicycle Indistry 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
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 Manufacturing/ Research map
SLOCOG / RIDESHARE Gold 20 San Luis Obispo Government Agency map
SONOS INC Platinum 389 Santa Barbara Telecommunications & Media map
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Bronze 150 Los Angeles Government Industry 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 11 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map
The Specialized Foundation Platinum 3 Morgan Hill Non-Profit map
Timbuk2 Bronze 64 San Francsico Hospitality/ Food/ Retail map
University of California, Davis Platinum 10945 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
Woorland 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 21000 San Luis Obispo map
California State University, Bakersfield Bronze 10545 Bakersfield map
California State University, Monterey Bay Bronze 7547 Seaside map
California State Univerity, Northridge Bronze 38716 Northridge map
California State University, Long Beach Silver 36822 Long Beach map
California State University, Sacramento Silver 30500 Sacramento map
Loyola Marymount University Bronze 9330 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 40173 Berkeley map
University of California, Davis Platinum 36441 Davis map
University of California, Irvine Platinum 36032 Irvine map
University of California, Los Angeles Gold 45930 Los Angeles 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