Thursday, 12 September 2013

Ballard Bikes to School Kick-Off Event

Ballard Bikes to School Kick-Off Event, Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. to noon, Salmon Bay School Playground

This Ballard multi-school event will put you in gear for year-round commuting. Here's what we have planned for you...
  • Bike Rodeo--teaching bike handling techniques like quick stop, rock dodge, driveway rideout, slalom, scanning, ramps and more!
  • Bike Maintenance Station--get your brakes, tire pressure, and bike fit checked
  • Helmet Check/Helmet Sale
  • Bike Library--Try out family bikes designed to support young riders and passengers and well as kid bikes of different sizes and types.
  • Bike Games--slow race and newspaper toss
  • Bike Trains--organized bike rides around our neighborhood
  • Community Partners--Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Dept of Transportation, Feet First and other will be present to share their resources.

We are especially excited about our "Bike Library" which will showcase various family, cargo, and kid bikes for you to try out.  You will also be able to talk to seasoned riders about the benefits of each type of bike, so this event is ideal for families that are just beginning to think about cycling.  

Ballard Bikes, the multi-school collaboration organizing this event, was formed to  promote active, kid-powered transportation at our schools year-round.  Find out about your school's plans for Bike/Walk to School in October and upcoming activities at this event.

All kids must have an adult family member present and must be wearing a helmet in order to participate.  This event is free and open to all students at Ballard elementary & K-8 schools.  See you on the 28th!

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