The program was recently awarded a competitive grant from the medical center's competitive community benefit program. For 2015-16 the program will consist of the following key components:
- The Bike Train - A monthly, family-friendly community bike ride led by nationally certified bicycle safety instructors (LCIs). The ride introduces participants to the region’s network of existing protected Class I bikeways along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River paths, existing park space in largely park-poor communities, connections to nearby communities, and the many rivers and washes that could one day also become greenways extending the region’s network of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths.
- SGV Bike Education Center - The SGV’s first bicycle cooperative and education space, focused on teaching youth and residents the skills to maintain bicycles and recycle discarded bikes at low/no cost.
- Active Commuting, Healthy Community Workshops - Free workshops covering basic bike safety and skills (e.g., hand signals, emergency stops, rules of the road), as well as an introduction to how bicycles can be used for commuting, errands, and short trips.
The BikeSGV team would like to thank Kaiser Baldwin Park again for their strong support for a more active, bike-friendly San Gabriel Valley! For more information about the program, please contact Bike Train Coordinator Daniel Fong.