Bucks for Bikes

Bucks for Bikes is an annual program intended to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Placer County region by providing a subsidy for the purchase of a commuter bicycle and if necessary, bicycle helmet, light, lock and/or rack/basket. This program is made possible by the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and the City of Roseville.

Applications must be received no later than March 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM and no earlier than February 3, 2016.

After successfully submitting an application, should your application be funded, the subsidy will reimburse up to 50% of the cost of the bicycle and any eligible accessories per the original quote provided or the actual costs incurred, whichever is lower and shall not exceed $200.

Please take the following steps to ensure that your application is complete:

Please remember the following:

  • In order to apply, you must be 18 years of age or older, and employed or attend school within Placer County (includes Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville, and unincorporated Placer County.)
  • Applicants may purchase a bike during the application period; however, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT APPLICANTS WILL BE GRANTED A SUBSIDY if they do so.

Applicants may apply for a Bucks for Bikes subsidy through an online application, or may download the application (PDF) for completion and submittal via:

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency
Attn: Scott Aaron
299 Nevada Street

Auburn, CA 95603

Dates to Remember:

  • February 3 – March 21, 2016: Bucks for Bikes applications accepted
  • March 31, 2016: Applicants are notified if their application is approved or denied.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Smart Cycling, 1 Hour – Free
Placer County Transportation Planning Agency
299 Nevada Street, Auburn

Thursday, April 7, 2016: Noon – 1:00 pm
Smart Cycling, 1 Hour – Free
City of Roseville Civic Center – Meeting rooms 1 & 2
311 Vernon Street, Roseville

Wednesday, April 13, 2016: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Basic Bicycle Maintenance, 1 Hour – Free
The Hub
953 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite. 100, Roseville

Wednesday, April 20, 2016: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Basic Bicycle Maintenance, 1 Hour – Free
A-Town Bikes
943 Lincoln Way, Auburn

Wednesday, April 27, 2016:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Basic Bicycle Maintenance, 1 Hour – Free
Roseville Cyclery
404 Vernon Street, Roseville

  • May 1, 2016: Deadline for approved applicants to purchase bike and, if applicable, bike helmet, light, lock, and/or rack/basket. Deadline for registering for May is Bike Month on MayisBikeMonth.com website.
  • May 1 – May 31, 2016: Log all your bicycle commute, recreation, and errand miles on MayIsBikeMonth.com website.
  • June 1, 2016: Deadline for approved applicants to submit original receipt for bicycle and accessory purchase.  Submit original receipt to: PCTPA, Attn: Scott Aaron, 299 Nevada Streeet, Auburn, CA 95603

Bicycling can be a practical, cost effective, and healthy way to get to work and run errands. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) and the City of Roseville encourage those who work or attend school in Placer County and are interested in using bicycling as an alternative to driving alone to apply for the Bucks for Bikes program.

If you have any questions about Bucks for Bikes, please contact Scott Aaron at saaron@pctpa.net or (530) 823-4029.

The Bucks for Bikes flyer is available here.