Local nonprofit organization Bike SLO County got their hands on 30-brand new kids’ bikes during a Bike-Build-a-Thon, August 23.
Trek Bicycle and local bike shop Foothill Cyclery assembled the fleet for a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony, with the bikes set to be used to teach bike safety and skills to elementary school children throughout SLO County, including students at three elementary schools which have been identified as serving disadvantaged communities: Oceano Elementary, Nipomo Elementary and Lillian Larsen Elementary in San Miguel. These three schools were identified in SLO Regional Ridehare’s On-Bike Education Grant funded by the Caltrans Active Transportation Program Cycle 2.
“Bike SLO County is the implementing contractor for SLO Regional Rideshare’s Safe Routes to School program to provide inclusive classroom and on-bike safety and skills education to elementary school children throughout SLO County over a three-year pilot program” said Bike SLO County Executive Director Mike Bennett in a news release.
– Photos by Steve Akers