We are a nonprofit, 501c(3), membership organization working to promote active transportation. Walking and bicycling transform our communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions to the universal challenges of health, livability and the environment.
Since 2005, Biking For Fun Inc. has done business as Bike Bakersfield, and has grown from a group of activists sitting around an office cooler to an organization with over 150 members, a staff of five, and hundreds of community supporters.
Our activities span a broad spectrum of advocacy, multi-modal consulting and education. We make citizen voices heard on behalf of bicycling, and work to give cyclists the tools, confidence and knowledge they need to be safe and accepted on the road.
Our education programs are designed to teach safe cycling practices – and to create a strong sense of community identity among people who ride bikes and people who simply understand that a community where people can ride bikes is a safer, healthier, more vital place. This is evident in our Safe Routes to School Program, a state and federal program aimed at connecting kids to active transportation, by educating parents, teachers, and children, with a focus on safety and predictability.
Bike Bakersfield’s work is powered by our staff, board members, members and volunteers. Members provide steady financial support and act as the Bike Bakersfield’s eyes and ears in the community, helping to monitor advocacy needs. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the organization, from office help to event coordination, to testifying at public hearings.