Family Biking Workshops in Marin County
By Jake Knight on October 29, 2012
As part of a continuing focus on educating and encouraging families to bike together, Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) is working with Alta Planning + Design to offer the free Family Biking Workshop Series.
Building off of MCBC’s previous work with family trainings and “Riding with Youth,” the series takes kids and parents through four hands-on sessions where they can learn with guided practice.
As the series progresses, students move from learning indoors to outside and from the bike rodeo to the street. Starting with the basics of safety and riding techniques, MCBC provides interactive lessons to teach parents and kids together.
“By teaching the whole family, you create a family memory around biking,” says Wendi Kallins, Safe Routes to School Program Director at MCBC. “Kids and parents learn and practice together, and, as a result, they’re more likely to continue to ride together.”
To fund the program, the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission has taken advantage of CMAQ funding to offer mini-grants for short-term project implementation.
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