For over 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.


Our History

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is one of the oldest bicycle advocacy organizations in the country. Our organization was founded in 1971 by a group of activists representing a coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups. We quickly evolved into a powerful alliance of individuals working for a more bicycle-friendly city. The SF Bicycle Coalition has been dominated by a grassroots volunteer ethic ever since, growing into one of the strongest bicycle advocacy organizations in the country.

40 Year Timeline (.pdf)

Staff and Board

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and the day to day work is implemented by a team of dedicated staff. We represent our members at City Hall and on the streets. Our effective advocacy is supported by  volunteers and interns. Learn more about our team and how you can get involved.

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With the help of our members, we created a five-year Strategic Plan that guides our work. Download our Strategic Plan to learn more about our 2012-2017 goals. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Annual Reports discuss our biggest successes and challenges, and present a broad picture of our income and expenses. For previous annual reports, email us.

Strategic Plan (.pdf)

Media Center

Visit our Media page for our latest press releases, hi-res images, our latest Tube Times newsletter and key documents for research. For media inquiries, contact our Communications Director, Chris Cassidy, 415-374-0400 (m) or chris@sfbike.org.

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status, and we can make political endorsements. As a nonprofit, our tax records are public. For more financial details, email frank@sfbike.org.

Articles and Bylaws (.pdf)2014 Combined Audited Financials (.pdf)2014 Tax Return (.pdf)2013 Combined Audited Financials (.pdf)2013 Tax Return (.pdf)2012 Tax Return (.pdf)

SFBC Education Fund

Want to make a tax-deductable gift to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition? Tax-deductible gifts go to our Education Fund. If a tax-deductable donation helps you, it also helps us! Learn about making a tax-deductable gift. The SFBC Education Fund tax ID number is 20-5182730.

About the Ed Fund2014 Combined Audited Financials (.pdf)2014 Ed Fund Tax Return (.pdf)2013 Combined Audited Financials (.pdf)2013 Ed Fund Tax Return (.pdf)2012 Ed Fund Tax Return (.pdf)