This past Saturday (April 2), Safe Routes held its first annual Spring Kick-off at Beach School. Over 100 people came out to join the celebrations. The day was filled with family fun activities that promote walking and biking. Trauma Nurses Talks Tough gave-away and fitted helmets for students. Our wonderful volunteer bike mechanics worked on bikes throughout the entire event. LeeAnne Ferguson, who manages our bike and pedestrian safety programs for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, led activities for students on a packed and mostly sunny parking lot. Parents participated in various encouragement workshops and bike maintenance trainings, including a few parents who got on bikes for the first time. The event culminated with lunch, raffle and a community ride following the new N. Dever Neighborhood Greenway.
Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and helped make this event a success!
Volunteer mechanics tuned up lots of bikes
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough fitted over sixty folks with helmets
Bike Rodeo in action
LeeAnne led pedestrian safety activities too...
And the event finished with a surprisingly sunny community ride.