The Bike & Stride program continues to reach out to schools across Tulare County. TCAG visited Pixley Elementary School Harvest Festival, Co-sponsored the Exeter Youth Bike Rodeo and made stops at City of Tulare Expanded Learning Programs. Bike & Stride’s goal is to promote bike and pedestrian safety for kids in a fun and interactive way, and to promote use of safety equipment and informing kids of the rules of riding, and the rules of the road. Bike and Stride also promotes air quality improvement through the Walk & Roll Air Quality Art Contest, and informs kids at the outreach events of how their behavior can positively impact the world.
Walk N Bike Tulare County
210 North Church St. Suite B.
Visalia, California 93291
Dinuba Exeter Farmersville Lindsay Porterville Tulare Visalia Woodlake County of Tulare
August 2, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Brideget Moore BMMoore@nulltularecog.org
Southern Sierra Cyclists to make a donation to Bike N’ Stride-Tulare County
Southern Sierra Cyclist is scheduled to make a donation of $500.00 to the Tulare County Association of Governments Bike N’ Stride-Tulare County for the purchase of bicycle helmets to extend the outreach efforts to promote continued bike and pedestrian safety endeavors.
TCAG was awarded a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5304 Sustainable Communities Grant in April 2015 to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety in Tulare County. The program was named the Bike N’ Stride program. Its goal was to enhance existing bike and pedestrian outreach efforts to include underserved communities and elementary school age kids as well as ensure that future transportation investments would better reflect the needs of our county.
TCAG partnered with local law enforcement, rail safety staff, and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee to engage the public in safe walking and biking practices through live demonstrations, providing bike and pedestrian safety equipment, and increased access to information. TCAG was able to reach well over 600 kids in addition to their families at elementary school events. Through outreach and interaction with other community partners and based on law enforcement and agencies requests, there is a greater need for partnering to provide safety information and bicycle helmets to kids. As the FTA grant funds near their end, new resources, such as donations, are sought to continue the work of the Bike N’ Stride program.
TCAG would like to extend their appreciation to Southern Sierra Cyclists for their partnering efforts at the Tulare County Association Board Meeting.
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lindsay Wellness Center
860 N. Sequoia
Lindsay, CA 93247
As part of a grant from Caltrans, TCAG was able to do some exceptional outreach this year to local communities promoting biking and walking as a healthy and smart alternative to driving a vehicle. Part of this included a request from our local Granite Hills High School in Porterville, CA to create bike awareness videos, focusing on the benefits of biking, as well as safety and riding tips. They turned out fantastic, and TCAG would like to thank the kids for all of their hard work, and recognize staff Janice Rodriguez and Adam Thompkins for their advising.
All videos are viewable on TCAG’s Youtube channel at: