Although I’ve ridden on Bike to Work Day for the past five years, Thursday was my first time behind the table, passing out coffee cake, bagels, and bananas to all of my fellow cyclists. I was posted at the California Avenue Energizer Station, right near the Caltrain station, so we had lots of visitors, including quite a few of my neighbors! When we started closing up shop around 9:00 am, the count was close to 700 cyclists passing by, with 373 stopping for goodies.
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After weeks of planning, researching, and scheduling, we finally had our first opportunity to take our youth bike education to the streets! We went to Scott Lane and Montague on Monday, and Sutter, Haman, Bowers, and Briarwood on Tuesday, bringing our games and videos along with us. The fourth-grade students we met were all fun and funny kids - very enthusiastic about everything we did, and they can’t wait for us to come back so they can show us their bikes and their riding skills.
As the newest member of the SVBC team, my first few days were spent getting to know the office, finding my way around Santa Clara, and learning how to use a PC. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I’ve been getting down to business on the Safe Routes to School curriculum.