Sonoma County is a great place to bike and walk for fun, and with temperate weather and relatively flat terrain it can also be a great place to commute by bike or foot. Using a human powered transportation contributes to a healthier lifestyle and environment while saving money and stress from traffic and parking.
- Follow the rules of the road while biking and use marked crosswalks while walking.
- The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition has classes and workshops on safe cycling, and many other resources.
- Bike safety is important for both cyclists and drivers. Review Sonoma County Transit’s information on the 3-foot law.
- Google Maps, Bikesy, and other apps can help you understand the layout of the roads including a route’s level of difficulty.
- Regional Bike Mapper 511 is another great tool to plan out rides for both leisure and work.
Bikes on Transit
- SMART provides information on how to bring your bike on the train and on using the BikeLink lockers at the stations.
- Santa Rosa CityBus, Sonoma County Transit, Petaluma Transit, and Golden Gate Transit all provide information about how to bring your bike on a bus. 511.org provides information on other transit systems.
The Emergency Ride Home program takes the worry out of biking or walking to work or school by reimbursing rides home in cases of a qualifying emergencies.
- Santa Rosa Cycling Club and Biker Chicks are two cycling clubs for recreational riding and routes for all levels of difficulty.
- Community Bikes, Bike Partners, and the Bike Lending Library can help you find the right bike for you.
- Sebastopol Walks has resources for exploring Sebastopol by foot.
- The Sonoma County Health Action Partnership’s iWalk initiative can inspire your walk.
- Safe Routes to School has resources for commutes to school for your kids.