Kicking into gear: Bikes


You can kick it into gear at UC Davis, one of the world’s most friendly campuses for bicyclists. In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists chose UC Davis as the first university or college to receive the league’s platinum Bicycle Friendly Business award for helping to lead America “toward a greener future.” On campus, staff, faculty and students benefit from plentiful bike paths, high-security racks (more than 20,000 of them), safety programs and more — all meant to make commuting by bike a realistic option.

This cycling spirit is also found in the city of Davis, known as “the Bicycle Capital of the U.S.” for its high rate of bicycle use and cyclist-friendly environment.