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Updated: Nov 4



Hello,


I am the founder and chairperson of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition and I am asking for your help to support CalBike, California's statewide bicycle advocacy organization.

CalBike is the leading advocate for cycling and walking in California. This non-profit works to increase cycling and walking opportunities along the roads of California. They work with communities to create safe spaces for walking and biking. They work with legislators to create bike-friendly policy. They work with transportation departments to build safe streets. CalBike advocates for equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities where bicycling helps to enable all Californians to lead healthy and joyful lives.

Close to home, CalBike recently completed a report that identified 4 signature projects in the Motherlode that can be used as blueprints to make cycling and walking part of our rural communities.

This October, as part of CalBike’s Dream Ride Challenge, I rode my bike along popular Gold Country roads to support CalBike, I created a Dream Ride Fundraising Campaign to raise $1,500.

If you’re reading this letter, it’s because you love biking in the Motherlode and are interested in improving access along the roads and future trails you love to ride. Your contribution will support CalBike as they work to improve biking for all.

Make a donation to https://www.mightycause.com/story/6m58ff



CalBike Executive Director Dave Synder just completed the long awaited bike riding tourism report, “Promoting Safe Bicycle Travel Opportunities for Bicycle Tourism and Economic Development.” It’s a fascinating report of a study that included input from cyclists and cycling groups in Northern California.

Made possible by a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant funded by Senate Bill 1,

this report examines safety improvements to California roads and rights-of-way. It also offers tips on how best to support bicyclists and bicycle tourism in the state, specifically in the focus areas of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Alpine counties.

The report identifies possible projects that encourage and support the increase of bicycling from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. The proposed projects offer a broad cross section of opportunities to encourage bicycling for residents and visitors, from new multi-mile trails linking recreational destinations, to easily-installed supportive amenities like bicycle racks, repairs stations, and wayfinding signage.

For a full report read https://www.bikevalleytosierra.com/finalreport


This BIKE RIDING SURVEY asks the right questions. The survey questions get to the heart of making your county a bike riding destination.


Don’t wait, click survey link.

Help us make the Central Valley, Motherlode and Sierra a premiere cycling destination.


Photo courtesy of Ray Prevost

Sample Questions


When planning a vacation do you bring a bike?

What is your go to bicycling-oriented vacation location?

Do you think your county could do a better job being a cycling destination?

Rate our ideas to improve bike riding?


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