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

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?

Civic leaders, tourism and economic director, business owners from Interregional Partnership

The California Bicycle Coalition and local leaders are planning big improvements in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Alpine Counties to make bicycling safer, more fun, and to attract visitors for economic development.

It's part of our exciting Bike Valley to Sierras Bike Tourism project.

But we need your help. We want to learn as much as we can so that our proposals reflect the needs of the community and will lead to real change.

Showcase Bike Riding Destinations

San Joaquin County: Woodbridge/Lodi Area

Proposed Bike Trail: EBMUD Aqueduct

Stanislaus County: Oakdale/Knights Ferry

Proposed Bike Trail: River Trail

Calaveras County: SR-4 Murphys - Angels Camp Corridor

Proposed Bike Trail: Angels Camp to New Melones Reservoir

Tuolumne County: Jamestown-Columbia-Sonora Loop

Alpine County: Safety on State Routes

Come to the public workshop. Learn about our draft proposals and tell us what you think so we can make them better.

Interregional Stakeholders Meeting and Workshop

Time: May 25, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 1043 6573

This is your opportunity to tell us about your cycling experiences in the targeted areas. You'll be able to present your ideas and identify needed road improvements based on your observations.

You can’t come, but have ideas? That’s OK. Send your ideas about priority improvements, attractions to highlight, or anything else, to

A project of the Tuolumne County Transportation Council in collaboration with the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the Calaveras Council of Governments, and Alpine County.