The last weekend in March was a busy one for bicycle safety. Oak Elementary School hosted the first of two Family Bike Days on Friday, March 30 from 3:30-6:30pm. Los Altos Mayor Val Carpenter kicked off the event, welcoming participants and noting the importance of bicycle safety education in preserving our children’s safety.
Sixty kids each went through six stations to complete their bicycle safety course, including bicycle skills, a safety hazards quiz, helmet fitting, bike check-up by Bicycle Outfitters and Chain Reaction Bicycles, a rock climbing wall (to demonstrate the importance of helmets, and okay, to add a little more fun!), finishing with their own home-made bicycle blender smoothie.
The inclement weather didn’t stop folks from coming out for the second Family Bike Day at Santa Rita either. Los Altos Mayor Pro Tem, Jarret Fishpaw even came out to make his own smoothie!
The Family Bike Days were funded by the City of Los Altos, through the Los Altos Police Department. Safe Moves, a leading authority on traffic safety education, ran the bicycle safety events.