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!

Graphic of California bicycle friendly ranking
Nationally, California currently ranks as the #3 state with 63 bicycle friendly communities, 102 bicycle friendly businesses and 17 bicycle friendly universities. Visit The League of American Bicyclists Award Database to view more information on each state.


Paso Robles Bronze 30050 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map
Roseville Bronze 134073 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Eastern Placer County (North Lake Tahoe Area) Bronze 9634 County/Borough/Parish Rural/Small town profile |map it
Temecula Bronze 110012 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Rancho Cordova Bronze 67911 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Davis Platinum 63722 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Chula Vista Bronze 252422 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Healdsburg Bronze 11475 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Eureka Bronze 27127 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Cupertino Bronze 60189 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile|map it
Emeryville Silver 10777 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile|map it
San Diego Bronze 1406630 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile|map it
West Sacramento Silver 53000 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Santa Barbara Silver 90893 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Coronado Silver 25952 Town/City/Municipality,Other Urban profile |map it
Sonoma Bronze 11054 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map it
Sunnyvale Bronze 151754 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Thousand Oaks Bronze 129349 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile|map it
Woodland Bronze 55468 Town/City/Municipality  Rural profile |map it
Napa Bronze 80434 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Oceanside Bronze 174925 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Orange County Bronze 3010232 Regional Planning Organization Urban profile |map it
Redondo Beach Bronze 66748 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
San Carlos Bronze 29931 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Palo Alto Gold 66955 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Redding Bronze 89861 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Riverside Bronze 324722 Town/City/Municipality Urban/Suburban profile |map it
Sacramento Silver 475536 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
San Francisco Gold 864816 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
San Jose Bronze 912332 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
San Luis Obispo Gold 45119 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Santa Clara Bronze 119311 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Santa Clarita Bronze 213231 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Santa Cruz Gold 59946 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
South San Francisco Bronze 64409 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Santa Rosa Bronze 167815 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Brentwood Bronze 53673 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Calistoga Silver 5155 Town/City/Municipality Rural profile |map it
Huntington Beach Bronze 189707 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Alameda Bronze 78630 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Arcata Silver 17800 Town/City/Municipality Rural profile |map it
Los Altos Bronze 28976 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
San Mateo  Bronze 103536 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Redwood City Bronze 80872 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Mountain View Silver 77800 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Oakland Silver 400740 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Santa Monica Silver 89736 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
South Lake Tahoe Silver 21403 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Chico Gold 86900 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Folsom Silver 77246 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Fresno Bronze 509924 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Irvine Silver 258386 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Long Beach Silver 474140 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Los Angeles Bronze 3928864 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Ventura Bronze 109708 Town/City/Municipality Suburban/Urban profile |map it
Watsonville Bronze 51199 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Menlo Park Gold 33888 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Pleasanton Bronze 70285 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Arroyo Grande Bronze 19704 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it
Morro Bay Bronze 10234 Town/City/Municipality Rural profile |map it
Solana Beach Silver 13500 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map it
Rancho Cucamonga Bronze 165269 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map it


Deckers Outdoor Corporation Gold 400 Goleta Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Bronze 1550 San Rafael Medical/Health map it
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc. Bronze 35 Goleta Non-Profit/Government map it
David Baker Architects Gold 30 San Francisco Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Quincy Engineering, Inc. Bronze 50 Rancho Cordova Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Bronze 1700 Sacramento Medical Health Services map it
SLOCOG/SLO Regional Rideshare Silver 23 San Luis Obispo Non-Profit/Government map it
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Bronze 22 Davis Non-Profit/Government map it
GHD Inc. Silver 48 Eureka Architecture/Planning/Design, Professional Services map it
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.-Oakland Bronze 9 Oakland Professional Services map it
VMware, Inc. Silver 3900 Palo Alto Professional Services map it
Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale Bronze 825 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/Research map it
Alta Planning+Design, Oakland Office Silver 18 Oakland Professional Services map it
Alta Planning+Design, San Diego Office Bronze 5 San Diego Professional Services map it
Santa Monica Bike Center Platinum 11 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map it
REI-Santa Barbara Silver 50 Santa Barbara Bicycle Industry map it
REI-Santa Monica Bronze 70 Santa Monica Bicycle Industry map it
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Silver 290 San Diego Government Agency map it
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Bronze 150 Los Angeles Government Agency map it
Service Objects Bronze 18 Santa Barbara Technology & Information map it
SONOS INC Platinum 389 Santa Barbara Telecommunications & Media map it
A2B  Gold 5 San Francisco Bicycle Industry map it
Lockhead Martin Space Systems Bronze 3000 Sunnyvale Manufacturing/Research map it
Pure Cycles Gold 33 Burbank Bicycle Industry map it
Jenson USA Bronze 76 Riverside Bicycle Industry (includes shops) map it
Areal Restaurant Silver 58 Santa Monica Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Timbuk2 Bronze 64 San Francisco Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Karen's Bakery & Cafe Bronze 35 Folsom Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Clif Family Winery & Farm Silver 25 Saint Helena Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Summit Bicycles (San Jose) Bronze 12 San Jose Bicycle Industry (includes shops) map it
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Silver 500 Chico Manufacturing/Research map it
Giant Santa Monica Silver 5 Santa Monica Bicycle Shop map it
Dr. J's Bike Shop/Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours Gold 15 Solvang Bicycle Shop map it
Hot Italian Bronze 30 Sacramento Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
La Habra Health and Fitness Academy Inc. Bronze 6 La Habra Medical/Health map it
League to Save Lake Tahoe Bronze 15 South Lake Tahoe Non-Profit map it
Natural Resources Defense Council Silver 37 Santa Monica Non-Profit map it
Palo Alto Bicycles Inc Gold 15 Palo Alto Bicycle Shop map it
City of Riverside City Hall Bronze 355 Riverside Non-Profit/Government map it
Dokken Engineering Bronze 60 Folsom Professional Services map it
Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates- San Francisco Bronze 45 San Francisco Professional Services map it
City of Chula Vista-Civic Center Bronze 179 Chula Visit Non-Profit/Government map it
Blue Oak Energy Bronze 43 Davis Professional Services map it
Rubin Postaer and Associates Bronze 450 Santa Monica Advertising Agency map it
Sempra Energy Silver 780 San Diego Construction/Utilities/Contracting map it
National Interscholastic Cycling Association Gold 10 Berkeley Non-Profit/Government map it
Facebook Platinum 5289 Menlo Park Professional Services map it
University of California, Santa Barbara Gold 4600 Santa Barbara Education map it
California State University, Long Beach Gold 3464 Long Beach Education map it
City of Santa Monica Gold 1235 Santa Monica Non-Profit/Government 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 Hospitality/Food/Retail map it Bronze 350 Carpinteria Professional Services map it
Phelps Silver 92 Santa Monica Professional Services map it
City of Coronado City Hall Silver 53 Coronado Governement map it
UrbanTrans North America-Los Angeles Office Silver 2 Los Angeles Transportation map it
Coffee Hub & Cafe Gold 8 San Diego Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
Prevelo Bikes Silver 2 Westlake Village Bicycle Industry map it
The Specialized Foundation Platinum 3 Morgan Hill Non-Profit map it
University of California, Davis Platinum 10945 Davis Education map it
City of Cupertino, Civic Center Plaza Gold 104 Cupertino Government Agency map it
Kaiser Permanente, Folsom Gold 400 Folsom Medical/Health Services map it
Kaiser Permanente, Point West MOB Silver 650 Sacramento Medical/Health Services map it
LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc., Tahoe City Office Silver 8 Tahoe Transportation map it
Kaiser Permanente, Fair Oaks MOB Bronze 250 Sacramento Medical/Health Services map it
Rincon Consultants Bronze 11 Oakland Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Williams Sonoma, Inc. Silver 400 San Francisco Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
SRAM (SLO) Gold 38 San Luis Obispo Bicycle Industry map it
Ground Control Systems Platinum 14 Sacramento Bicycle Industry map it
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Bronze 200 Santa Cruz Travel & Tourism map it
Alta Planning & Design, San Jose Office Silver 1 San Jose Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Atascadero Unified School District Silver 600 Atascadero Education map it
Econo Bike Shop Silver 2 Redlands Bicycle Shop map it
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Platinum 8 Sacramento Non-Profit map it
Alta Planning + Design, Los Angeles Office Gold 16 Los Angeles Professional Services map it
Bike Arvin Gold 1 Arvin Non-Profit map it
Bike Bakersfield Gold 3 Bakersfield Non-Profit map it
Specialized Bicycle Components Gold 383 Morgan Hill Bicycle Industry map it
Sustainable Technologies Bronze 5 Alameda Building Construction/Skilled Trades map it
The Albright Bronze 29 Santa Monica Hospitality/Food Retail map it
Bosch eBike Systems Silver 18 Irvine Bicycle Industry map it
Jax Bicycle Center Gold 11 Irvine Bicycle Shop map it
La Dolce Velo Gold 9 San Jose Bicycle Shop map it
Oceano Elementary School Gold 440 Oceano Education map it
City of San Luis Obispo Silver 463 San Luis Obispo Governnment Agency map it
KOA Corporation, Orange Silver 18 Orange Other map it
City of Rancho Cordova Bronze 75 Rancho Cordova Government Agency map it
Mixte Communications, Inc. Gold 9 San Diego Professional Services map it
Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Bronze 900 Santa Rosa Hospitality/Food/Retail map it
LinkedIn Platinum 3800 Sunnyvale Technology & Information map it
SAP Labs, LLC- Palo Alto Gold 1850 Palo Alto Technology & Information map it
First Community Housing Gold 15 San Jose Non-Profit map it
NORR Associates Inc. Silver 24 Sacramento Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Mogavero Architects Bronze 25 Sacramento Architecture/Planning/Design map it
San Diego Gas & Electric Bronze 1500 San Diego Construction/Utilities/Contracting map it
Main Street Garage Bronze 4 Upland Transportation map it
KTUA Gold 38 San Diego Architecture/Planning/Design map it
Ventura Bike Depot, Inc. Gold 4 Ventura Bicycle Shop map it
Iteris, Inc. Bronze 150 Santa Ana Transportation map it
Giant Bicycle Gold 55 Newbury Park Bicycle Industry map it
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition Platinum Santa Barbara map it


University of La Verne Silver 8600 La Verne map it
University of San Diego Bronze 8900 San Diego map it
University of California, Davis Platinum 36441 Davis map it
Stanford University Platinum 16176 Stanford map it
University of California, Irvine Gold 30051 Irvine map it
University of California, Los Angeles Silver 43239 Los Angeles map it
University of California, Santa Barbara Gold 22367 Santa Barbara map it
University of California, Berkeley Gold 40173 Berkeley map it
Santa Monica College Silver 30000 Santa Monica map it
University of California, Santa Cruz Silver 18800 Santa Cruz map it
California State University, Long Beach Silver 36822 Long Beach map it
California State University, Bakersfield Bronze 8720 Bakersfield map it
California State University, Sacramento Silver 30500 Sacramento map it
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Bronze 21000 San Luis Obispo map it
Loyola Marymount University Bronze 9330 Los Angeles map it
San Francisco State University Bronze 30256 San Francisco map it
Pomona College Bronze 1581 Pomona map it