Explore Our Network of Sites
Find Your City
PeopleForBikes City Ratings Logo
Background Image
Lessons From the Best Biking Cities

Berkeley, CA


City Rating
Population: 121,485 | Median Home Price: $1,728,529 | Diversity Index: 68

Located in the Bay Area just northeast of San Francisco, Berkeley, California, is a true 15-minute city. Thanks to good buy-in from local leadership and a connected network of low-stress neighborhood streets, the university town has high levels of ridership. Most essential services are within an easily bikeable distance of residents, and thanks to Berkeley's “Bike Boulevards,” the city’s network of low-stress neighborhood streets, there are usually multiple ways to safely reach a destination.

This ease of bikeability, combined with the region’s temperate climate and easy-on-the-eyes locale, lends itself to a lot of locals choosing to get out on two wheels. Around town, it's as common to see college students biking to class as it is to see parents hauling toddlers on a cargo bike. Some 10% of Berkeley residents travel to work by bike, among the highest rates of bike commuting in the U.S. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín doesn’t even have a driver’s license, choosing instead to get around by electric bicycle.


Overall City Ranking


Network Score


Community Score

Find Great Rides in Berkeley

Ride Spot ride in BerkeleyRide Spot ride in BerkeleyRide Spot ride in Berkeley
Ride Spot Ambassador
Ride Spot Ambassador

Find Ride Ambassadors in the area using the Ride Spot app.