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Family Bike Days and Used Bike Drive

Family Bike Days

Remember the feeling of first learning to ride a bicycle on your own—without training wheels and without a parent’s balancing hand? Remember that sudden rush of freedom? Not only is bicycling fun and freeing, it is also a great way to get exercise.

But bicycling comes with risks. To address these, the Los Altos Police Department, in partnership with the GreenTown Los Altos WoW! program and the Los Altos Recreation Department is holding Family Bike Days designed to teach young bicyclists the skills they need to be better cyclists:

  1. March 30, 2012, 3:30pm-6:30pm, Oak Avenue Elementary School, 1501 Oak Avenue, Los Altos, in cooperation with Oak Avenue Elementary School PTA

  2. March 31, 2012, 10:00am-1:00pm, Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos, in cooperation with Santa Rita Elementary PTA

  3. April 7, 2012, 9:30am, Hillview Community Center at the Los Altos Recreation Department’s Easter Egg Hunt

These events are made up of a series of stations, each addressing an important aspect of safe cycling. Participants will have their bikes inspected and helmets fitted, then learn about and practice bicycle-handling skills that will increase their enjoyment of bicycling and could some day save their lives. Parents must be present at the Family Bike Days and must sign a permission form for their children to participate.

The Family Bike Days are paid for by the City of Los Altos.

For more information or to volunteer contact SafeMoves at 408-374-8991 or email

Recycle that Bike!

Do you have a bike that is not being used? Want to help children in need experience the joy and freedom of cycling? GreenTown Los Altos is partnering with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange for its first annual Used Bike Drive at the Santa Rita Family Bike Day:

  1. March 31, 10:00am-1:00pm, Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos.

We will be accepting gently used bikes of all sizes. Flat tires and broken or missing parts are no problem, but we can’t restore paint and can’t reverse corrosion. So please donate thoughtfully. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kathleen Santora at 408-893-9091 or contact

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