we have your commuters covered

employer membership

Our membership program provides participating employees with options that make it easier to use healthy, environmentally friendly, and money-saving transportation.

Your Employer Benefits

The following services are only available to employees of participating member organizations in Santa Cruz County.

Emergency Ride Home

Get a free ride home.

If you use alternative transportation to commute to work, you’re eligible for (2) FREE rides home a year in an emergency—no matter where you live! No mileage cap, no price cap. Use Uber/Lyft, bus, rental car, etc.

This program serves commuters who are regular carpoolers, vanpoolers, bus riders, bicyclists, walkers and telecommuters. It also includes employees who use a combination of these methods.

Use this service if:

  • You or a family member is ill
  • You or a family member has a crisis
  • Your boss asks you to work longer than your regular shift without sufficient notice
  • Your carpool driver had to leave early
  • Your bicycle breaks or is stolen
employee application form

All employees need to register first.

0% interest bike loans

Stress-free bike buying

Buying a new bike can be stressful. Your membership includes a 0% interest bike loan up to $750 loans for regular pedal bikes (non-powered) and up to $1500 for an e-bike. We partner with local bike shops to give loan recipients discounts on bikes and bike-related gear (helmets, lights, locks, etc.).

In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  • Work at least 20 hrs per week
  • Employed by membership employer for at least one year
  • Be at least 18 years old
How to apply

For email completed loan applications or any questions send to Tawn Kennedy at tawn.kennedy@ecoact.org

One-on-One Consultations

Get free professional advice for your bike commute.

Interested in commuting by bike, but need a little help with trouble-shooting logistics? Everyone has their own unique needs specific to their lifestyle, work schedule, commute distance, physical ability, and financial situation – our professional staff are here to help you on your biking journey, regardless of the barriers you may face.

Schedule your free 30-minute virtual one-on-one consultation with our staff now.

Use this service if you would like support with any of the following:

  • Low-traffic route planning
  • Bike shopping
  • Bike gear selection
  • Commuting questions
  • Mechanic troubleshooting
  • Financing a bike
  • Other bike-related issues
Schedule a consultation

Ebike demos

Test ride an eBike for two weeks.

Want to feel like a kid again on your commute? From conquering hills with ease, to shortening longer trips, eBikes have been a game-changer for many people. Pick up an eBike on Monday, hold on to it for two weeks, and try it for your commute, errands, and other transportation needs.

Why two weeks? We want you to see how this amazing technology can integrate into your life, and believe that if you have the time to experiment with your commute, take an after-work cruise, or replace a car trip to the store or two, you will be as amazed with eBikes as we are.

Schedule your free two week test ride now.

Schedule a test ride

Demo fleet supported by our partners

Royal Dutch Gazelle
SCCS Cycle Sport
Bicycle Trip, Santa Cruz, CA

Finding a bike that fits your lifestyle can make all the difference

Our family moved from NYC to SC in 2023. We went from having no cars, to needing two modes of transport able to carry a toddler. The Two-week Test Ride allowed us to try out an e-cargo bike and see if it worked for commuting and child-care drop offs. It was a great match for us; we’re currently a one car family and we’ve already logged 1000 miles on our e-bike.

- Claire Boland & June Pottebaum


Save 20% on Bicycle Lights

Ride safely and with confidence knowing you can see and be seen with high-quality bicycle lights from Light & Motion. Employees of our membership program can take advantage of this exclusive discount on Light & Motion products.

Save 20% using the link below.

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More employees using sustainable transportation means reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases, and parking demand in our community, too!

Our Current Members


We're here to help.

Thank you for being a part of our member network, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us directly.
Not a member yet? Contact us to get started!


Matt Miller

Program Manager

(831) 515-1324

Tawn Kennedy

Program Specialist

(831) 515-1378