We believe that education is key, which is why we offer a variety of programs and resources to encourage bicycling as a safe, fun and environmentally friendly means of everyday transportation.
We start with children in community centers and elementary schools where we hold bike rodeos, teach the children about starting, stopping, scanning and how to properly wear their helmet. We love seeing the joy on a child’s face when they are riding for the first time or finally received their first helmet that is all their own. Many children do not have working bikes, so we are often host maintenance days prior to the rodeo, where all we do is repair, patch and fill tubes.
We have certified bicycle instructors who teach everything from maintenance workshops in our community bike kitchen to League Cycling Instructor Training Seminars to Smart Cycling Courses. The goal of these programs is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally. We teach teens and adults covering where to ride and how to manage traffic safety. During most of the programs, students are taken on the streets of downtown bakersfield to put their new skills to the test.
Corporations often consult with us regarding how to gain compliance with Rule 9410 and reduce the number of cars on the road (and increase the number of bicycles).
Community bike rides are our way to bring everyone together to engage and excite us all around cycling! Our rides include the popular monthly Full Moon Ride, Holiday Lights Ride, Halloween Costume Ride, Small Business Saturday rides and more!
These are only a few of our programs and resources. Explore the links on this page to learn even more.