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 is June 5, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. 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:




Silver 78863 Town/City/Municipality


profile |map


Silver 18800 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map


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


Gold 110326 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map

Chula Vista

Bronze 275487 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map


Silver 23575 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map


Platinum 69289 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map

Eastern Placer County (North Lake Tahoe Area)

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


Silver 10777 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map


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


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


Silver 241110 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 


Bronze 59520 Town/City/Municipality Urban core surrounded by low-density suburban area profile |map 


Bronze 11340 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map 


Silver 281707 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Long Beach

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

Los Angeles

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

Menlo Park

Gold 33888 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 

Mill Valley

Silver 14105 Town/City/Municipality Small town profile |map

Morro Bay

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

Mountain View

Silver 77800 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 


Bronze 79074 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 


Gold 422575 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 


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 


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 


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 


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


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


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 Jose

Silver 1013240 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map

San Luis Obispo 

Gold 48341 Town/City/Municipality Suburban 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 Urbanized area profile |map

Santa Clarita

Silver 227182 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Santa Monica

Gold 90401 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 

Santa Rosa

Silver 178127 Town/City/Municipality Urbanized area profile |map 

Solano Beach

Silver 13025 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 


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 


Bronze 156503 Town/City/Municipality Urban profile |map 


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

Thousand Oaks

Bronze 129349 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 


Bronze 110763 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 


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 


Bronze 55468 Town/City/Municipality Suburban profile |map 
Alameda Bicycle Gold 12 Alameda Bicycle Industry map
Alta Planning + Design, Los Angeles Office Gold 33 Los Angeles Architecture/Planning/Design
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 
ASI Peak Adventures Gold 150 Sacramento Non-Profit 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 
Bike Dog Brewing Bronze 4 Sacramento Brewery map
Boone Energy Silver 1 San Francisco 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 251 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 Rosa Bronze 250 Santa Rosa Government Agency 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/ Retail map 
County of San Luis Obispo Bronze 2100 San Luis Obispo Government Agency 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/ Retail map
Davis Lutheran Church Bronze 5 Davis Non-Profit 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 5000 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
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
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
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
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 575 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
Standford Medicine Gold 10000 Standford Medical/Health Services 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 Crucible Silver 20 Oakland Non-Profit map
The Specialized Foundation (Outride) 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
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 31573 Sacramento map
Loyola Marymount University Bronze 8433 Los Angeles map
San Francisco State University Bronze 30256 San Francisco map
Santa Monica College Silver 30000 Santa Monica map
Stanford University Platinum 19029 Redwood City map
University of California, San Diego Bronze 41900 La Jolla map
University of California, Berkeley Gold 42347 Berkeley map
University of California, Davis Platinum 37266 Davis map
University of California, Irvine Platinum 35936 Irvine map
University of California, Los Angeles Gold 47781 Los Angeles map
University of California, Riverside Bronze 25548 Riverside map
University of California, Santa Barbara Platinum 26421 Santa Barbara map
University of California, Santa Cruz Silver 18980 Santa Cruz map
University of San Diego Bronze 9041 San Diego map
University of San Francisco  Bronze 10039 San Francisco map

The tables above were last updated 3/7/2024 from the information on the BFA Award Database page.