Free family bicycling workshop May 11
Want to make sure that you and your children know how to ride your bicycles safely and confidently for transportation and/or recreation?
The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Free Family Bicycling Workshop series offers parents and their kids the opportunity to gain bicycling skills and confidence in a fun, safe and supervised environment. The first portion of each workshop takes place on blacktop, where adults and children receive instruction on safe cycling strategies and practice riding through drills and maneuvers. The second portion of each workshop consists of a supervised 1-2-mile neighborhood bicycle ride, where family members receive real world experience riding with traffic, under the guidance of experienced League of American Bicyclist Certified bicycling instructors.
Parents and children must participate in the workshop together, and participating children must be able to ride a bike and be ready take the road with their parents. * All participants must bring working bicycles and helmets. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. To pre-register for a workshop, visit:http://www.bikesonoma.org/family-bike-workshops
Workshops take place throughout Sonoma County during the months of March-October. The following dates and locations have been scheduled at this time. All workshops take place from 10:00am-12:30pm unless otherwise indicated:
Sat. April 13: Madrone Elementary School, Santa Rosa
Sat. May 11: Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park-Cotati Branch, Rohnert Park
Sat. June 15: Lucchesi Park, Petaluma
Sat. July 13th: Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma
*children in bike-carrier seats or trail-a-bikes may participate, as parents are “driving” the bicycle.
This project is funded in part by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Spare the Air Youth Program and the Measure M Transportation tax.
About the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition
The Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit working to make Sonoma County a great place to ride a bike through advocacy and education.
About the Sonoma County Safe Routes to School Program
The goal of Safe Routes to School programs is to encourage walking and bicycling where it is safe, and to advocate for needed changes where biking or walking is not safe. SRTS programs use an integrated approach that includes five E’s - encouragement, education, evaluation, engineering, and enforcement. SRTS programs address health and safety by reducing traffic congestion around schools, increasing physical activity, encouraging lifestyle changes for families, creating safer, calmer streets and neighborhoods, and improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and the Sonoma County Transportation Authority partner to implement this program.