Bike Safety Rodeo at La Colonia Park
BikeWalkSolana, in partnership with the City of Solana Beach, the Del Sol Lions Club and Revolution Bikes hosted its fall Kids Bike Safety Rodeo at La Colonia Park on Sunday, Nov 16. John Gadbois of Revolution Bikes inspected bikes for safe operation, helmets were adjusted and checked for fit, and the kids learned about safe bicycing around Solana Beach through a series of interactive stations on their bikes. The stations emphasized proper riding, safety tips for riding on the roadway, and bicycle skills. Each child who successfully navigated the course earned a red flashing taillight. The rodeo was covered in this Solana Beach Sun article.
For more photos, visit the BikeWalkSolana Photo Gallery.
BikeWalkSolana - Solana Beach Active Transportation Committee
BikeWalkSolana, formally known as the Solana Beach Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (SBBPAC), serves as the voice of the citizens of Solana Beach to assist the city in:
- Developing guidelines and policy for cyclists, pedestrians, and travelers.
- Fostering growth of cycling and walking within Solana Beach.
- Providing a resource center for educating the public.
One of the goals of this advisory committee is to establish Solana Beach as a Bicycle Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). There are several requirements which need to be met for this designation, one of which is to have a bicycle advisory committee, comprised of interested citizens in the community. Key to the designation are the 5 E’s: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Evaluation and Planning. This committee intends to work with the City Council and City Staff through all the steps which must be taken so that Solana Beach may officially be designated Bicycle Friendly.