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Our Mission

Bike East Bay promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible.

Our Approach and Core Values

Mobility Justice

People experience different intersectional barriers to mobility and feeling safe on our streets such as car-based violence, harassment, economic insecurity and public policies and processes. Mobility Justice is about investing in and supporting innovation in our marginalized communities so that we can all move free, safe, and unafraid.

Community Organizing / Shared

Bike East Bay organizes around community needs and builds the capacity of local communities. We train and empower staff, members, volunteers and community members to step up as leaders. We partner with local champions and teams throughout the East Bay to advance mobility justice in their communities and neighborhoods.

Bike East Bay applies community organizing throughout our organization by the implementation of the shared leadership model and investing in principles of interdependence, flexibility, accountability and trust.

Care and Support

We work with people who have lost loved ones to traffic and police violence, in neighborhoods left behind by systemic racism, and fight bureaucracies that neglect the human impacts of its actions. In the face of grief, trauma and frustration, we revive and sustain ourselves by nurturing, healing and caring for each other.

Fierce Joy

We share the joy of bicycling as fierce organizers, community builders and advocates. We mobilize people by bike to fight for equity and transportation justice.


We work to ensure transportation planning and policies are developed, applied, and implemented to counter and redress the effects of systemic and institutional racism.

We prioritize improving safety and access to bicycling for people of color, lower-income people, and immigrants to improve the health outcomes of these communities.

We recognize people of color are more likely to be stopped by police for bicycle and pedestrian infractions and we will call on local police departments to disavow racially biased traffic enforcement.

We strongly believe that displacement is a transportation issue and we work to keep communities in place.


Our bike education program removes barriers to bicycling through programs that empower and educate East Bay residents.

We empower individuals and communities to choose bicycling for transportation and recreation through a range of educational opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels.


Through strong, positive, and collaborative relationships we aim to build a collective and powerful voice for a more just and equitable transportation system. By engaging and mobilizing individuals, organizations, and local communities, we are building the movement to actively shape the future of biking in the East Bay.

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