San Diego County
Bicycle Education and Advocacy Groups


Please e-mail comments, corrections and additions to the webmaster at pje@efgh.com.

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

A good source for bicycling information in San Diego is the San Diego County Bicycling Coalition (SDCBC), an advocacy group devoted to improving bicycle facilities in San Diego County.

Visit the SDCBC Web site at www.sdcbc.org.

The SDCBC also has an automated mailing list. To receive the latest bicycling news by email, follow the instructions at the SDCBC Web site.


An advocacy organization whose mission is to establish San Diego as a world-class bicycling city by promoting everyday riding, and by advocating for and promoting world-class bicycling infrastructure that contributes toward an aesthetic, livable urban environment.

Visit the BikeSD Web site at bikesd.org.

San Diego Mountain Biking Association

An advocacy group devoted to improvement of mountain biking and multiple-use trails in San Diego County. Affiliated with the International Mountain Biking Assocation.

Visit the SDMBA Web site at www.sdmba.com.

Hostelling International USA - San Diego

An organization that promotes cycling education and advocacy through its several annual bicycle rides as well as through its hostels, which provide low-cost accommodations for touring cyclists and travelers. HI-USA San Diego has two hostels, one in The Gaslamp and the other in Point Loma.

For more information on their rides and hostels visit www.hiusa.org.

California Association of Bicycling Organizations

In 1972, CABO began at the All-California Bicycle Club Convention at the state conference grounds, Asilomar, on the Monterey Peninsula, which was sponsored by the Grizzly Pedal Pushers and the League of American Wheelmen and supported by the Bicycle Institute of America. There the bylaws were written, officers were elected, and initial priorities identified. There were to be four statewide meetings per year.

California's bike clubs have been organized into a state federation. CABO, (the A is long), was formed to protect bicyclists' interests statewide. From the beginning it was thought of as a federation of clubs and other organizations interested in bicycling, rather than as an organization of individuals belonging to the member clubs.

CABO was involved in the initial writing of the design standards called Chapter 1000, originally the "Planning and Design Criteria for Bicycles in California" or popularly called the Blue Book, has been the model for other states.

CABO initiated a freeway shoulder study which eventually lead to the opening of over 1,000 miles and later fought back the legislature on their bill to have prohibited bicyclists from any freeway shoulders (ostensibly to protect children).

CABO continues to protect bicycling organizations against local authorities to prohibit bicyclists use of the road. Organized invitational rides as well as routinely scheduled club events are the heart and soul of club activities. A legal fund was established for the purposes of protecting our rights against unjust restrictive local ordinances. The fund is presently depleted due to our appela effort to reverse judicial decisions that have apparently resulted in removal of legal liability for Bike Paths that are not designed, constructed, and/or operated to State standards for Class I, Bicycle Paths.

For more information visit www.cabobike.org.


This site is not about bike racing.

Or road cycling. Or transportation riding. Or fixies. Or mountain biking. Or bikeshare. Or any other niche in the big, wide, wonderful world of bikes.

It's about bicycling. Period.

It's about the latest bike news. It's about advocacy, and making our streets safe for people on bicycles. It's about honoring fallen cyclists, and doing what we can to ensure it never happens again. And +looking past the usual victim blaming to see events from a bike rider's perspective.

As the name implies, it's about bicycling in Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California. And anywhere else bikes happen to make the news.

It was born as a bike blog, and gradually transformed into Southern California's leading source for bike news and advocacy. You can still read the older posts in the archives, or check out the highlights on the Best Of page.

Or just come back every day for the latest updates.

Their website is at bikinginla.com.