Success Story: Bay Area BikeMobile

An interview with Tommy Bensko, Bay Area BikeMobile Founder and Program Director.

Tell us about the Bay Area Bike Mobile.

Once a bike gets a flat tire, it may go unridden for months or years. That’s where we come in. Our free, mobile, hands-on repair clinics get people back on their bikes and helps them to become more confident and empowered riders. Continue reading...

Success Story: East Palo Alto Family Biking Workshop

An interview with Ernesto Lizaola of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Tell us about Fit Zones.

Since 2013, the East Palo Alto Police Department has held weekly events in community parks, called “Fit Zones.” These events aim to reduce vandalism and gang activity and thus increase the safety and levels of activity in the parks and neighborhoods. Events typically involve Zumba sessions, power walks, or pickup volleyball. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SBVC) and the Bay Area BikeMobile joined the event on September 23, 2014 at Joel Davis Park with the theme of “family bicycling.” Continue reading...

Leader Profile: Rosie Mesterhazy

An interview with Rosie Mesterhazy, Fire Up Your Feet Program Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a Fire Up Your Feet Program Manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. We are a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for kids and communities by promoting active, healthy lifestyles and safe infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking. I've been moving with the Safe Routes to School program for almost 10 years! Continue reading...

Success Story: South Bay Library to Library Tour

An interview with Ernesto Lizaola of the Silicon Valley Bicycle coalition.

Tell us about the Library to Library Tour.

On October 18, 2014, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) partnered with several libraries throughout the South Bay to host a group bike ride to visit each library. Starting in San Jose, the group rode to the Rose Garden Library, Santa Clara Library, Sunnyvale Library, and ended at the Mountain View Library (13 miles total). Participants then took shuttles or transit back home. Continue reading...

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