Bicycles are not grown in California like avocados, though they are part of the fabric of the California existence.
In some places in California, bicycling has an “especially profound impact on transportation choices and air pollution reduction,” according to the Air Resources Control Board. The City of Davis, is a prime example with the highest rate of bicycling in the country. In Davis, 17 percent of the population travels to work by bicycle and 41 percent consider the bicycle their primary mode of transportation.
There are many clubs as well as advocacy organizations such as The California Bicycle Coalition and the California Association of Bicycling Organizations which links many other partner organizations. More recently, Bay Area Bike Share has popped up with various locations providing bicycles along the Caltrain route.
It’s no Denmark, but California is a beautiful place to ride.