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Name:Bike Smart! Youth Bicycle Safety Program/Ecology Action
Address:877 Cedar Street, Suite 240
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-515-1324
Fax Number:831-425-1404
Email Address:eehrheart@ecoact.org
Website:www.bikesmart.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Bike Smart! conducts bicycle safety education programs for Santa Cruz County youth. We offer classroom presentations, hands-on bicycle safety obstacle courses ("rodeos"), and community rides (on-street training), as well as bicycle safety education booths. Our programs are carried out at schools, community centers and events.

ELIGIBILITY: Schools, non-profits and community organizations serving youth 4th-12th grade.

FEES: Services free of charge for non-profit organizations. Donations
accepted.

Mission:Program Goals:
-Reduce the injury rates of youth bicyclists
-Increase safe and legal bicycling practices among youth
-Increase use and proper fit of helmets
-Educate youth to Share the Road as bicyclists and future motorists
-advocate and empower youth to become lifelong bicycle riders for transportation
-Promote exercise and healthy lifestyles through bicycling
-Inform participants of local bicycling resources, such as bike routes, organizations and events
-Generate interest in safe, recreational bicycling
Equipment:Loaner bikes and helmets are provided for participants, as needed.
Volunteer Info:Volunteers welcome--see www.bikesmart.org for more information or contact Elise Ehrheart, eehrheart@ecoact.org
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Contributions
Federal Government
Grants
State Government
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Ecology Action of Santa Cruz
Child Agencies:Santa Cruz County Cycling Club
 
Subject Headings
 Bicycle Safety Education
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified December 9, 2014