Join Us Monday November 2nd to Celebrate!

With the California Bicycle Coalition's Bicycle Dreamer Award, the California Bicycle Coalition honors extraordinary achievement in advancing our dream: that one day soon all Californians will be able to ride bicycles safely and conveniently wherever they wish to go, and that, as a result, all our communities will thrive.

This year's inaugural "Bicycle Dreamer" award will be given to an original, fiercely talented young man - the Long Beach based journalist and communications expert Brian Addison for using his writing and social media skills to engage and educate the broader community of the rights and opportunities of bicycling. This is a free event. Find all of the details here!


Long Beach by Bike - an Invitation for the media Tuesday November 10, 2015 - click here for details



Maria Contreras Tebutt of Davis California has joined the California Bicycle Coalition's "California Dream Ride" this fall October 28th thru November 4th from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Riders can sign up through September 30th at

The founder and Director of The Bike Campaign of Yolo County shares why she's excited to participate in the ride and help raise funds and awareness for bicycling in California. Image of Maria courtesy of the Davis Enterprise. The music featured is by the Long Beach band Greater California.


Images from this July and August's #BikeInstead #WalkInstead social media outreach campaign in collaboration with Bike Metro of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Click here to learn more about our campaign and our wonderful models Sofia and Ryan Johnson.


Our August 2015 Pedal Love Podcast includes an update our #BikeInstead #WalkInstead social media campaign for Bike Metro, the California Bicycle Summit, California Dream Ride, and an interview with Leah Shahum the Executive Director of the Vision Zero Network for North America.

Leah will be visiting Long Beach on September 18th and Los Angeles on September 24th. Learn more about this dynamic leader and how the Vision Zero initiative brings the opportunity dramatically making our streets safer.

Remembering Deb Hubsmith

June 5, 1969 - August 18, 2015

This is a special Pedal Love podcast honoring the life and work of biking and walking advocate extraordinaire Deb Hubsmith. Deb is the founder and former Executive Director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Host Melissa Balmer revisits her November 2014 interview with Deb which so beautifully illustrates Deb's passion, her expertise and remarkable charisma as one of the top national advocates making the world safer and more convenient for those who want to bike and walk. This past July, after dealing with acute myeloid leukemia twice, Deb has decided to stop treatment and has entered home hospice care this August. Image by Andy Peri, Deb's husband. Because of Deb's vision, talent, collaboration and team building skills children all across the country are finding it safer and easier to both bike and walk to school.


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