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Bike to Work

Since 1987 our Bike to Work campaign has been getting more commuters on bikes with delicious incentives – free smoothies, pastries, and coffee!


This Santa Cruz tradition has helped build the ever-diverse bike community and culture of Santa Cruz. Ecology Action’s Spring and Fall Bike to Work events are a mainstay of bike encouragement and engage over 10,000 community members every year.

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The mission and goal of Bike to Work Day is to increase the number of people biking for transportation by creating engaging, fun and educational activities for all residents. More bikes on the road means more livable, healthy and sustainable neighborhoods.


The UN award-winning Bike to Work program supports over 10,000 Santa Cruz County community members every year. By encouraging people to choose active transportation options over their cars, this program results in healthy, active lifestyle choices for kids and adults as well as less car traffic and decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

Fewer Carbon Emissions
  • Since its inception in 1987,has removed over 500 cars from the roads.
Healthier Communities
  • Serves over 14,000 riders every year, helping them get out of their cars and connect to sustainability.
  • Implement bicycling education programs at over 30 schools across Santa Cruz County.
Stronger Businesses
  • Helps local businesses encourage healthy activity for their workforce.
  • Keeps more vehicles off the road and improving local traffic conditions.

Riding Bikes is Fun!