SVBC would like to thank the Michael Lee Environmental Foundation for graciously providing a grant to fund a pilot summer youth bike safety education project in San Jose. The initial three-to-five-day summer program will focus on youth bicycle education while shedding light on the many health and environmental benefits pedaling has to offer. By working with MLEF to develop this program, we... read the whole note.
If you know how to balance and pedal but would like to improve your bicycle handling skills and confidence - perhaps to prepare for commuting or errand-running - this on-bike, off-street practice session is for you. Your instructors will demonstrate, and you'll practice:Mounting and dismounting confidently Starting up without hesitation, stopping safely and smoothly Turning confidently... read the whole note.
After weeks of planning, researching, and scheduling, we finally had our first opportunity to take our youth bike education to the streets! We went to Scott Lane and Montague on Monday, and Sutter, Haman, Bowers, and Briarwood on Tuesday, bringing our games and videos along with us. The fourth-grade students we met were all fun and funny kids - very enthusiastic about everything we did, and... read the whole note.
Knowing how to ride a bicycle is great, but do you know how to drive your bike safely? Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition teaches adults safe cycling techniques that will allow them to drive their bikes with more confidence for transportation, recreation and fun. We often partner with local organizations and city agencies to offer a diverse set of classes for cyclists of all levels.
Planning to pedal to Peet's, SF2G, or Race Across America? Almaden Cycle Touring Club (ACTC) staff, including a California Triple Crown Cyclist and a BSA Eagle Scout, will provide inspirational tips on how to survive and thrive on your next bike trip. The first 10 to attend will receive a complimentary copy of "California Street Smarts," written specifically for California cyclists. Hope to... read the whole note.
Even if you’re not aspiring to be the next Danny MacAskill, you can still learn how to ride, jump, and repair like a pro! Join Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for a workshop on BMX and mountain biking, led by professional BMX rider Kari Olandese. Kari, who has competed in contests around the world, including the X Games and the World Freestyle Contest, will teach participants about bike... read the whole note.
La Ciudad de Mountain View y la Coalición de Ciclistas de Silicon Valley (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition) estarán ofreciendo clases para adultos y jóvenes mayores de 14 años que proveerán información sobre como montar la bicicleta en tránsito con seguridad y confianza. Las clases serán dirigidas por instructor de ciclismo certificados.
Habilidades para montar tu bicicleta en tránsito(... read the whole note.
As part of our mission to get more people on bikes, SVBC feels it is extremely important that everyone knows how to ride a bike safely. Our education efforts teach children and adults safe-riding skills that help them get around confidently by bike.
Through our Safe Routes to School programs, we prepare young students with the safety knowledge they need to stay healthy and active by... read the whole note.