Bucks for bikes

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The Bucks for Bikes program is designed to promote and increase bicycle commuting in Napa County. Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) under the V-Commute program will fund commuter bicycles for 60 percent of their cost, up to a maximum of $100 per bicycle. The commuter will track commute usage and document the results 

Program Guidelines

  1.   Any Napa resident or employee, 18 years of age or older, may apply to receive an incentive under this program.
  2. Qualified applicants will be selected based on a review of the application. Those most likely to use the bicycle for commuting will be given preference.
  3. Each person that receives a bicycle subsidy will agree to keep a commute log and submit periodic reports, on request for the first year showing approximately how much the bicycle is used for commuting to work in or from Napa County.
  4. Incentives are limited to one per individual.
  5. Bicycles must be purchased from a bicycle retailer; no two-party agreements will be reimbursed.
  6. Applicants will visit a bicycle retailer of their choice and obtain a quote for the bicycle they intend to
  7. purchase. (Internet quotes will not be accepted since a visit to a bike retailer is educational and necessary to determine bike size and features).
  8. Applicant submits this quote to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) V-Commute Program.
  9. If selected to receive a subsidy, the applicant may purchase a different bicycle than the one submitted for the quote, however the subsidy will not be more than the budgeted amount, which was determined by the quote that was submitted. The subsidy will be 60% of the price (up to $100) of the bicycle purchased, but cannot be more than what was budgeted.

How to Apply

  1.  Visit a Napa Valley bicycle retailer and select the bicycle you plan to purchase. (Internet quotes will not be accepted since a visit to a bike retailer is educational and necessary to determine bike size and features.)
  2. You can purchase the bicycle (although there is no guarantee that you will receive an incentive unless you are notified that your application was selected); or you can get the bicycle retailer to write a quote for the bicycle you select. You can include a new bicycle helmet in the quote.
  3. Complete the Bicycle Incentive Application.
  4. Return the application and quote to:


                        Bucks for Bikes Commuter Bicycle Incentive Program

                        NVTA V-Commute 

                        625 Burnell Street

                        Napa, CA 94559


                       Or email to:

                      vcommuteinfo@nvta.ca.gov


                  5.  After you receive a letter of approval from V-Commute, purchase the bicycle and mail or email a copy of                                   

                        your receipt of purchase to V-Commute.

                  6.  Within a month of receiving your receipt, V-Commute will mail the incentive check to you at your 

                        home address.

                  7.  Follow-up surveys will be sent via US Postal Service or email 

Other important information

If selected to receive a subsidy, you may purchase a different bicycle than the one

submitted for the quote, however the subsidy will not be more than the budgeted amount,

which was determined by the submitted quote. The subsidy will be 60% of the

price (up to $100) of the bicycle purchased, but cannot be more than what was

budgeted. Reimbursement will be for the bicycle or bicycle and helmet, not for sales tax

or accessories.