Bicycles are essential transportation for many who need to get around at any time but especially now during the coronavirus outbreak. This might include traveling to essential jobs, running crucial errands, or participating in mutual aid for vulnerable people who cannot leave their homes.

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates is connecting those who have an extra bicycle to folks in the community who need one. Whether you have a bike or need a bike, contact us via the links below, and we will match you.

We have teamed up with a number of other bike advocacy groups to create an on line platform to match up people who have a bike to donate with those who need a bike.

Here's how it works

If you need a bike

Fill out the I Need a Bike form and tell us about yourself and what you need.

We will contact you when we have a match for you. You and the donor will be provided with each other's contact information so that you can make your own arrangements to hand off the bike.

If you have a bike

Fill out the I Have a Bike form and tell us about the bike.

We will contact you when we have a match for you. You and the recipient will be provided with each other's contact information so that you can make your own arrangements to hand off the bike.

Guidelines

  1. Participation in the Bike Match program constitues your agreement to the terms of the LIABILITY WAIVER.
  2. Donated bikes should be in "ready to ride" condition. Something that you would ride, at least in a pinch.
  3. The bike hand-off will take place between the donor and recipient in an outdoor, no-contact exchange in a public place observing social distancing guidelines.
  4. For sanitary purposes, clean the bike thoroughly before hand-off (handlebars, gear shifters, seat, etc). For the same reason, all bike exchanges are permanent.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

As private development and public works projects continue to change the face of our region, we work hard to ensure that traveling by bike becomes more -- not less -- convenient and safe.

We do this in a number of ways:

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- Meeting directly with developers and public agencies about proposed projects. These meetings let us ask questions, identify potential impacts on people traveling by bike and suggest improvements.

- Commenting and testifying on the scope and content of the environmental review for proposed projects. To ensure that the environmental review process adequately addresses the needs of people traveling by bike, we have an environmental planner on staff and we also maintain strong relationships with engineers, planners and other consultants who advise us when needed. We also regularly testifying before planning commissions and city councils about these projects.

- Working with strategic allies to support or fight significant projects. We led a coalition campaign for crucial safety improvements on Carlson Drive near the Sac State University campus in East Sacramento. We also worked closely with groups supporting the Freeport Blvd. bike improvements in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood and opposing the disastrous Cordova Hills development east of Rancho Cordova.

logoWe're also routinely invited to participate as a stakeholder in the early stages of major proposed projects. We represent people on bikes in forums organized by public agencies to help shape such major long-term projects as the Capital SouthEast Connector, Green Line to the Airport and Plan Folsom Blvd., as well as the proposed bike share system. And we represent people on bikes on advisory committees and working groups such as the SACOG Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Sacramento State University Bicycle Task Force.

Are you interested in offering Bike Valet at your event? Click here to contact us by email and please include the event name, date(s), starting and ending times, and location.

Chuck helped park 1,100 bikes at the 2015 TBD Fest

Chuck helped park 1,100 bikes at the 2015 TBD Fest

Bike Valet turns a community event into a bikeable destination. It works like coat check at a club: Arrive at our kiosk and exchange your bike for a claim ticket, and we park your bike in our fenced compound -- we're the only ones who handle the bikes and access the compound, so your bike is safe.

Return later, show us your ticket, and we bring you your bike. It’s fast, easy and secure and it's free for any event attendee arriving on a bike. Our staff and volunteers make bike parking safe and secure so you can enjoy yourself.

In 2017 we parked some 10,000 bikes at more than 250 events attended by more than 250,000 people, including the Friday Night Concerts in the Park series, East Sac Pops in the Park series, the Farm to Fork Festival, Sac Republic FC home games, SactoMoFo Food Truck Mania events, Midtown Farmers Market, West Coast Brew Fest, Amgen Tour of California, Crocker Art Mix, and more.

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Blue Diamond Shamrock'n Half-Marathon in West Sacramento, March 2013

Event organizers choose SABA Bike Valet because it attracts attendees who travel by bike and sends an environmentally friendly message to everyone who attends as well as to passers-by. They also know our reputation for doing it right -- we provide all the gear, staff and volunteers to make bike parking happen smoothly and efficiently.

If you know of an event that would benefit from Bike Valet, please send us your suggestions.

If you’d like to help park bikes as a Bike Valet volunteer, learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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Support SABA to make the Sacramento area a safe, convenient, and enjoyable place to get around by bike.
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