With a well-deserved reputation as being “the most bicycle friendly community in the country,” Davis seems to have been designed with the bike in mind. The town is rich with bike lanes, bicycle traffic signals and scenic trails and is home to the California Bicycle Museum, at which rare bicycles from the 1800s are on display. Davis is a convenient stop on Highway 80 and those traveling with their bikes can bring them aboard the Capitol Corridor Amtrak route, which stops downtown. Although Davis boasts a world-class university that is celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2009, the quaint town relishes its small town flavor. The tree-lined streets feature unique shops, exceptional restaurants, sidewalk cafes and art galleries while bikes share the roads with red double-decker buses and electric cars. Festivals, theatres and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at U.C. Davis provide a rich variety of entertainment and culture.
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“The City of Davis is proud to be chosen as a host city for the 2009 AMGEN Tour of California. We’ve had thousands of citizens and school children lining our streets to cheer the Tour riders during the last two years. Davis has been recognized as the most ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’ in the United States by the League of American Bicyclists. Bike lanes, bicycle traffic signals and scenic trails permeate our community. With our commitment to bicycling and sustainability, Davis is proving that bicycling in our society makes more sense than ever. One of our favorite local expressions is that ‘There are more bicycles in Davis than cars.’ With our large and enthusiastic bicycling community, Davis is the site of many outstanding bicycle events throughout the year. Together with U.C. Davis, our town’s support for bicycle programs and facilities is known throughout the country. Come and visit our safe and bicycle friendly community. We truly are Bike Town, USA.”
— Mayor Ruth Uy Asmundson
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*Davis City Photo by Neil Michel/Axiom