Give Big Kern is “One Day to Celebrate the Giving Spirit of Kern County!” It is designed to bring all of Kern together as one community, raising dollars and volunteer hours for local nonprofits through a 24-hour crowd-funding campaign taking place on May 1. BUT, if you just can’t wait till then to donate, the Give Big Kern donation portal goes live on April 1—no foolin’! Be sure to check out all the fun events and promotions happening through Give Big Kern Day for ideas on other ways to help while having fun. Just go to Menu > Give Big Kern Events.
Join us for a fun filled overnight bike camping trip at Kern River Campground May 5-6!
We will be heading out on our adventure from Beach Park at 2 pm on Saturday May 5th. The ride is 13 to 15 miles depending on the route we take. There will be opportunities for fun, friendships, river floating, bike rides, camping, and BBQ. We will leave the campground by 12 pm on Sunday May 6th.
Camping with us will require a $5 fee. The Kern River Campground charges for their sites, and we have a limited number of spaces open. Paying your camping fee will reserve your spot. You do have the option of joining us at the Kern River Campground by reserving your own site. If you want to join in on our food option we will be preparing snacks, dinner, and breakfast for $20. If you would like to ride with us and can’t take your gear on your bike, we can transport your gear for a $10 fee. Choose your options below and we will follow up with you for payment. Current Bike Bakersfield members will receive a discount on the listed prices.
Communal meals will be prepared by the group. Trust me, it will be scrumptious.
Please fill out the following form to help us make this event a success! Thanks for your cooperation. For questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 661-321-9247.
Is there a camping fee? Yes, $5.
Will you provide food? Yes, for $20. If you are interested in communal meals, we are happy to provide them. You must pay ahead of time so we can purchase the food. It will include snacks, dinner and breakfast.
Is there a limit on number of participants? No limit on the number of participants. Please invite your buddies the more the better!
Can you transport our gear?
Yes, for $10.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. We would love to have you join us!
Join us in identifying priorities to make walking and biking safer for seniors, youth, parents and people with disabilities in Bakersfield. Please wear comfortable shoes; a community walk is a part of this event for those able to participate. Dinner will be provided; Spanish interpretations and childcare will be available upon request. Doors and registration open at 3:30 pm. Register online: http://bit.ly/WalkBikeBakersfield2018 Text or call 714-742-2295
Ready to start commuting but don’t know how to navigate traffic? Want to know how to ride safely? Sign up for our Smart Cycling Traffic Skills class.
As part of our educational programs, our Executive Director and League Cycling Instructor Jack Becker is leading a two-day Smart Cycling Course on May 11-12.
*This class is free for Bike Bakersfield Members. If you are not a member, you can sign up for the class and we will contact you about becoming a member for $25. *Students MUST complete both sessions in one weekend, and must also complete an assessment test before receiving their certification.
Friday 4-7PM for in-class workshop > 100 Tulare Street, Bakersfield 93305 (Prevention and Community Partnership Building in the large conference room)
Saturday 9 am-2 pm (helmet and bike required) > 2727 F. Street, Bakersfield 93306 (KHSD Career Resource Department)
You will need to have a fully functional bike and a helmet to participate. If you need help with your bike or obtaining a helmet, make arrangements with Bike Bakersfield before the event.
We are open on Second Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm! Stop in for a tune up and let’s ride around downtown.
During this event we will have a condensed bike safety lesson, discuss rules of the road and go on a ride! We will be riding on the streets downtown practicing the skills discussed in the safety presentation. You will need a helmet and a working bike for the class. If you need either of these, please come to Bike Bakersfield and we will get you fixed up! We are suggesting participants to become a member of Bike Bakersfield for taking the class.
On May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will traverse and unite the globe as nothing before it. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.
Bike Bakersfield and the Boys and Girls Club are presenting a combo bike rodeo and bike maintenance day. We teach participants safety skills, to repair and maintain their bike. We will have pumps, bike tubes and other equipment ready to help the kids.
There will also be a fun, on-bike course, learning to navigate traffic, driveways and avoid hazards. Youth must bring a functioning bike and helmet to participate. If you do not have a bike or helmet, please contact Bike Bakersfield at 661-321-9247 for assistance.
About: Join us for a family-friendly, all-ages cruise starting at Beach Park and following the bike path to the Marketplace. The ride is finished once the group reaches the Marketplace, so make sure you have a plan to get back to where you started! Some like to park at the Marketplace and ride to Beach Park prior to the start of the ride so they may enjoy the rest of the evening without having to ride back.
FYI: California Vehicle Code requires bicyclists under age 18 to wear a helmet. The vehicle code also requires bicycles to have a front facing headlamp and at least a red rear facing reflector when being ridden at night. Its not only the law, but a great way to keep yourself safe!