Category Archives: California Bicycle Coalition

Action Alert: Stop Attack on Bike/Walk Funding

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Last year, the legislature increased taxes and fees on gasoline and certain vehicles to help maintain our crumbling roads, bridges, and highways. They were smart about it, emphasizing maintaining what we have, and including biking and walking infrastructure to the tune of $100 million per year.

But now that funding is under attack. And we need your help to defend it.

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Anti-tax activists have gotten Proposition 6 placed on the November ballot. Prop 6 will eliminate this critical funding and the transportation projects it supports, making it much harder to make our streets safe for biking and walking.

We need your help to fight the repeal. And for the month of August, your donation will be doubled. Our friends at Cohen Law Partners have pledged a $10,000 match for safer streets.

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Chip in today to defend the gas tax and make our streets safer.

Thanks,

Dave Snyder, Executive Director
Cynthia Rose, Vice President, Board of Directors
California Bicycle Coalition

P.S. With your help, we can beat back the repeal effort and make our streets safer for all road users. Chip in now to make the most of this match.

Thanks to our friends at Cohen Law Partners for this generous match.

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Insights from Bogota comes to Santa Monica!

Help close out Bike Month with exciting stories by Chris Morfas on his work in Bogota, Colombia, one of the Americas’ Leading Bike & Transit Cities

What happens when a city builds 200 miles of protected bikeways? How did CicLAvia get its name? Lessons from Bogota, Colombia one of the world’s most interesting cities for bicycling and placemaking boasting 5.5 million transit trips and 600,000 bike trips per day!

We will hear about this and more from Chris Morfas who since 2014 has been Senior Advisor to Despacio, a nonprofit based in Bogota, Colombia, a city with rates of transit and bicycle use that are among the highest in the world. Morfas is a longtime transportation reformer, the founding executive director and former Board Chair of the California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike), a senior policy coordinator with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. At CalBike, Morfas directed award-winning successes that launched the nation’s strongest Safe Routes to School program, Complete Streets policy, and the innovative Bicycle Transportation Account that funds bike infrastructure like bikeshare and more.

Don’t miss this evening with delightful snacks, delicious Sierra Nevada beer, sweet raffle prizes and exciting tales of travels and transportation from Chris Morfas.

The tickets are on a sliding scale donation and support Santa Monica Spoke and the California Bicycle Coalition. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Stay up to date on the event here

Despacio, is an NGO based in Bogota, Colombia that advances sustainable mobility internationally via research, advocacy, and training; its recent publications include robust studies of bicycle and motorcycle use in Latin America. Chris helps Despacio with organizational structure, program development, and outreach. He will regale you with tales of Ciclovia, TransMilenio, and more while carefully avoiding any bragging regarding his much-improved salsa dancing.

CalBike and the CA State Transportation Bill needs our help!

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You’ve probably heard about how our state transportation bill, which California Bicycle Coalition / CalBike has been working on for the past two years, has been poisoned by a last-minute deal with the trucking industry that would exempt large dirty diesel trucks from air pollution regulations.

Support us today to defeat this deal.

The policy team at CalBike is fighting right now in Sacramento for a better deal for people biking and walking, and to protect communities that have suffered decades of crummy transportation policy that has put cars first instead of people. We can’t let our state government sell these communities’ clean air and healthy lungs to the trucking industry.

With your support, we can stop this deal and get a great transportation bill with more money for biking, walking, and transit, and no dirty trucks loophole.

Donate right now to help the policy team defeat the dirty trucks loophole.

Thank you,
Cynthia Rose, Board Member
Jenn Guitart, Development Director
California Bicycle Coalition

P.S. People are counting on us to fix this deal, and we’re counting on you. Join us today in this fight.

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California Bicycle Coalition · 466 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607, United States 

California Dream Ride: Final Deadline alert

Support this intimate fundraising tour to help make California more bike-friendly. Proceeds benefit the California Bicycle Coalition, enabling more people bicycle, for health, safety, and prosperity of all.  

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California Dream Ride | October 3rd-8th


Final deadline alert!
Tomorrow, September 7 at 3 p.m.

Tomorrow is the final day to sign up for the California Dream Ride. Secure your spot by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7th and take part in the best bike ride in the state.

Register Now

What is the California Dream Ride?

The California Dream Ride is a scenic 285 mile ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles, October 3rd to 8th. The ride will take you along quiet beach bike paths, skyline ridge roads, and beautiful canyons. You’ll make new friends, eat amazing food, and see a whole new side of California.

Plus, it’s a ride suited for all ages and abilities—seasoned roadies and relaxed weekend riders alike.

Fundraising Info

The California Dream Ride is a fundraising ride, which means we do have fundraising minimums, but that money doesn’t have to come from you. Friends, family, coworkers, and other community members can sponsor you to ride, which means all you would have to pay is $100 to register!

We have a wealth of resources available on our website to help you reach your fundraising commitments.
Also, your donors can rest assured that 100% of the proceeds go toward making California a better, safer place to ride a bike, meaning their donations work to help keep people like you safe on California streets!

Register Now

Debbie Brubaker
http://www.calbike.org/

California Bicycle Coalition · 1017 L St, #288, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States

Better Bikeways for California

imageIt’s Monday morning and if you’re anything like me, you’re back at work with a list of to-dos to tackle. We have one more very important, yet fun item to add to your list: register for the California Dream Ride.

The California Dream Ride is a scenic, relaxed 285 mile ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles October 3rd to 8th. The ride will take you along quiet beach bike paths, skyline ridge roads, and scenic canyons. You’ll make new friends, eat amazing food, and see a whole new side of California.

Half off registration through Saturday, August 20th.

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But don’t delay, spaces are limited!