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Caltrans District 9 Bicycle Information

Caltrans District 9 has developed a bicycle brochure that features information specifically for bicycling in Mono, Inyo, and eastern Kern Counties. Included are bicycle resources, popular rides, prohibited segments, and how to read bicycle signs. Click here to download the District 9 Bicycle Brochure

Bicycle Events within Caltrans District 9

To see a list of past permitted bicycle events that have taken place within Caltrans District 9, visit: District 9 bicycle events

Caltrans Bicycle Program

Click here to go to the California Department of Transportation Bicycle web page

Caltrans District 5 - Highway 1 - Chip Seal Project

Caltrans has announced that a sand seal tratment applied to a test section of Highway 1 has resulted in a smoother surface. A sand seal is a sprayed application of asphalt emulsion followed by a covering of clean sand or fine aggregate.

Construction on this resurfacing project was completed in November 2013.

The selection of this surface treatment follows work by the UC Davis Pavement Research Center and Caltrans that tested eight sections of surface treatment on State Route 198 in Monterey County. A sand seal was applied to one of the test sections and resulted in an improvement on the highway, according to feedback from cyclists and specialized equipment used to measure the texture of the highway.

Caltrans District 5 - Highway 1 - Chip Seal Project

Caltrans District 9 Bicycle Maps

This guide is intended to assist those bicycling within the Caltrans District 9 area of California - Inyo, Mono, and eastern Kern Counties. All roadways are open to bicycling in District 9 except a short stretch of freeway near Rosamond. District 9 has beautiful scenery with its desert valleys, high mountain ranges, and numerous lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada. We hope you enjoy your cycling in this area. We welcome any suggestions for improvement or changes in bicycle facilities in our District. One of the primary land uses in District 9 is recreation. Caution should be exercised when bicycling, due to numerous campers, recreational vehicles, and large trucks traveling on the highways. There are some challenging sections of highway with steep grades, such as the Sherwin Grade on Highway 395 north of Bishop. Try to carry the necessary and proper equipment for the type of trip you plan, since services may be far apart in some areas. Protection from the sun and adequate water is extremely important throughout the district. The State of California, the counties and cities over whose facilities you may be traveling on are not responsible for your safety. No representation is made or intended as to the safety or fitness of the routes where bicycle travel is allowed.

Links to Bike Maps

Click on the color segments to view close up maps of the bike route.

Bicycle Links

SR58 SR14 US 395 SR 178 SR127 us 395 SR168 US 395 US 6 SR190 SR 190 SR 168 SR 120 SR120 US 395 US 395 SR 167 US 395

2015 BIKE TO WORK MONTH CHALLENGE!

2015 Bicycle Participants

Pictured above is Dave Grah, Phill Kiddoo, Ann Piersall, Guy Davis, Phil Graham, Dennee Alcala, Gayle Rosander, Ron Chegwidden, Randi Chegwidden, Brent Green, and April Eagan.

Bike to Work Month 2015 was a successful challenge due to sixteen local agencies joining forces and encouraging their employees to participate. There were 142 riders that rode a total of 8,096 miles which save 2,662 pounds of CO2 and $1,671 in fuel costs.

Participating Agencies were:

  • Caltrans District 9 - 17 riders
  • Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc. - 14 riders
  • Inyo County - 13 riders
  • Northern Inyo Hospital - 13 riders
  • Inyo National Forest - 12 riders
  • Great Basin UAPCD - 9 riders
  • Alpine County - 7 riders
  • City of Bishop - 6 riders
  • Calif Dept of Fish & Wildlife - 6 riders
  • LA Dept of Water & Power - 5 riders
  • Mammoth Hospital - 5 riders
  • Wild Iris - 3 riders
  • Southern California Edison - 2 riders
  • Bureau of Land Management - 1 rider
  • Owens Valley Career Development Center - 1 rider
  • Town of Mammoth Lakes - 1 rider

Bicycling was once a novelty of the Industrial Revolution, but now it provides a healthy, efficient, pollution-free way to commute. Bikes can reduce traffic congestion and noise, are easier to park, and free to operate! Everyone that participated would like to encourage others to try it, even if it is only once a week.

A big Thank You goes out to all of the participants and agencies that encouraged their employees to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact the bicycle coordinator or web administrator