California’s Top Biking Cities, Ranked

Santa Barbara has been named the leading bicycle city of California, according to new rankings from PeopleForBikes.

Santa Barbara scored a 3.1 out of 5 in the group’s latest PlacesForBikes study, making it the 12th city for bicycling nationwide. Two Colorado towns — Boulder and Fort Collins — were named the top bicycling cities in America with respective scores of 3.7 and 3.6.

To determine city rankings, PeopleForBikes examined ridership estimates, safety, reach, network, and acceleration.

Here were the top 10 cities for bicycling in California:

  1. Santa Barbara
  2. Santa Monica
  3. San Diego
  4. Ventura
  5. Lompoc
  6. Goleta
  7. Long Beach
  8. Santa Maria
  9. Carpinteria
  10. Buellton

See full rankings here.  

Data is compiled and reported by PeopleForBikes. Report does not reflect statistics on all 482 California cities.


Top Stories

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:33

Eddie Manfro has served as the chief administrator of Westminster for 7 years and has worked for the city in some capacity for more than a decade. Next month, his tenure will come to an end.

Rev & Tax

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 09:29

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a $222.2 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 on Friday – the second annual spending plan he has presented as governor and the largest in state history.