The Bicycle Culture of Chico, California
The city of Chico, California encourages the use of bicycles for transportation, fitness, and recreation. In fact, the city’s cultural identity is very closely associated with bicycling. Visual tributes to cycling are scattered throughout the city and include murals, public street art, and creatively decorated bicycle racks. Even given the pandemic and schools on distance learning schedules, the sightings of college students traveling on two wheels between Chico State and popular destinations in town are frequent. So too are families on bicycles traveling between home and work, or to the park or local farmers’ market.