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Safe Travels Video Series

We are excited to announce the launch of our safety education videos: Safe Travels

Check out our first video: Prepping Your Ride, the ABC Quick Check HERE

Safe Travels videos are kid-focused, creative, and informative. They will be shot from a kid’s perspective to remove the mystique around the topics. Topics will include: Helmet Fitting, Bike Safety Check, Pedestrian Safety, Basic Bike Safety, Using Transit.

We’d like to thank our partners LACBC and Bikerowave for their support.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Culver City Rotary Club.

Montclair Summer Programming

Click HERE to learn all about the summer activities in Montclair.

Free Walk ‘n Roll Events at LAUSD Middle Schools

We have grant funding to host FREE bicycle education events at LAUSD Middle Schools and Beyond the Bell Summer Camps through August. The workshops are designed to be weekend events on LAUSD middle school campuses but are open to all schools in your area. The emphasis is on fun and safety of course, but also to help kids understand how to make bicycling a regular activity. If you or someone you know in an LAUSD school is interested please contact us immediately! 

For details, click HERE

Free Bike Education Programs at Los Angeles County Schools

Through LA Metro – along with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) – we have grant funding to host FREE bicycle education events at LA County Schools through April 2021. The workshops are designed to be after school events on your campus. The activities are completely free and family-friendly and feature a skills-based obstacle course and free helmets. Kids and their family members are welcome to bring their own bikes, but to make sure everyone has a chance to participate, we also bring a fleet of bikes, scooters, and demo-helmets for those without. 

For details, click HERE

Walk ‘n Rollers is Hiring!

We are actively seeking part time employees and interns to assist with a variety of tasks including outreach, in the office and on-site at events. If you are interested in supporting a community organization committed to developing safer, healthier communities, have an interest in active transportation, are good with people and can wear many hats, we’d like to meet you. High School students looking for service hours are especially encouraged to apply.

For details, click HERE

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info(at)walkmorebikemore.org


Upcoming Events

To view all our events, visit our calendar


Walk ‘n Roll Adventures

Join us for 1 or all 4 of these fun rides and meetups as we explore the sites, sounds and flavors of Los Angeles. Your support allows us to offer more programs to more kids throughout the L.A. area. For details and to register, visit our Adventures page


2019-20 Projects:

Culver City. We are in our seventh year of leading a comprehensive city-wide Safe Routes to School Program. We oversee Safe Routes to School committees at each school, manage the scanning/incentive program, coordinate and lead PE Safety Workshops (pedestrian and bicycle safety), host bicycle safety workshops, lead group rides and host the annual Walk & Roll Festival. Originally funded through a federal Safe Routes to School grant, the program is now funded through a joint agreement between the City of Culver City and Culver City Unified School District. For more information, please visit www.ccWalkAndRoll.com

Santa Monica: Walking school bus program with three schools

Moreno Valley: A 6 month Safe Routes to School Program with seven schools

Lake Elsinore: A Safe Routes to School program at one school location as a pilot program

Orange County: We’ll be working to establish Safe Routs to School programming at up to 25 schools throughout Orange County. This 2-year program is being done in conjunction with partners Alta Planning + Design and Latino Health Access.


2019 Events:

We were excited to work with OCTA on Be Safe Be Seen, a county-wide initiative to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety. The program consisted of three main elements: OC Bike Adventures – Bike safety skills classes for adults aimed at helping cyclists become more confident, safer riders; Operation Bright Lights – pop up events to distribute lights and helmets to cyclists throughout O.C.; Operation Be Seen activities to distribute lights and safety info on buses throughout O.C.

October 26 : South El Monte Streets of Gold

October 5: South El Monte 2

September 20-22: LCI Seminar – Orange County

September 22: West L.A.

September 21:  D.T.L.A.

September 10: East L.A.

September 7: Van Nuys

September 5: South El Monte 1

August 24: Adult Safe Cycling Class – Orange County

August 17: Adult Safe Cycling Class – Orange County

August 17: Pacoima Kids Bike Skills Workshop

August 16: Sun Valley Kids Bike Skills Workshop

August 13: Adult Bike Skills Class – Huntington Beach 

August 3: Hacienda Heights Kids Bike Skills Workshop

August 2: North Hills Kids Bike Skills Workshop

July 26: Carson Kids Bike Skills Workshop

July 25: Adult Bike Skills Class – Orange

July 21: Culver City Kids Skills Class and Fun Ride

July 20: Adult Bike Skills Class – La Habra

July 18: La Puente Kids Bike Skills Workshop

June 30: CicLAvia

5/5: Walk ‘n Roll Festival, Culver City

5/19: Spring Fundraiser – Finish the Ride – Returns to Griffith Park

4/27: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, Long Beach Beach Streets

CicLAvia returns to Culver City
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 9 am – 4 pm
The biggest open streets event in the country returns to Culver City. Join us for another car-free day of fun in the sun. Walk, skate, bike, scoot, play, eat… there will be music, food and activities all along the course.
We’ll be at the Washington West hub with a FREE BIKE SKILLS WORKSHOP including FREE KIDS BIKE HELMETS.
Kickoff Kids Ride  Join Culver City students at the main stage at the Downtown Culver Hub by 8:45 to be part of the kIds ride to start the event in style!
Free Bike Valet. Walk ‘n Rollers is working with Culver City Rotary Club to host a free bike valet at the Downtown Culver Hub. Easy bike parking form 8:30 – 6:00 p.m.
CCUSD Activity Hub. Culver City schools will be hosting all kinds of family-friendly events throughout the day. From tattoos and face painting to a photo booth and live mural art, you will have plenty of activities to keep you  busy.  Plus lots of tasty treats to sample: fresh baked goods, pupusas,, horchata, jaimaica and more! Stop by La Ballona Elementary school (just East of the Washington Pit Stop.

For event details, visit CicLAvia.org


2018 Events:

February 17: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, San Fernando

March 17: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, San Fernando

March 31: San Fernando Open Streets

April 29: Finish the Ride, Griffith Park. This is our Spring fundraiser, with rides for all ages including a Kids Zone
details

May 6: Walk & Roll Festival, Culver City. Comprehensive bike skills for kids of all ages including a Learn to Ride workshop hosted by Prevelo Bikes. details

May 18: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at Metro’s Bike Night Celebration details

June 3: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at LACBC’s River Ride details 

June 16: Kids Bike Skills Workshop Go Human Demonstration event w/ SCAG, Walnut Park

July 9, 16, 23, 30: Kids Skills Course, NPS/YMCAs

July 14: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, Huntington Park

August 4: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, Huntington Park

August 8: Kids Bike Skills Workshop Go Human Demonstration event w/ SCAG, Ontario

August 19: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at Vernon + Huntington Park Open Streets Event w/ Metro

September 8: Kids Bike Skills Workshop with T.R.U.S.T South L.A.

September 9: 6th Grade Fun Ride, Culver City

September 15: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at Experience Elenda , A SCAG Go Human Demonstration event in Culver City

September 22: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at SCAG’s Go Human Demonstration event in Chino

October 6: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, Artwalk, Culver City

October 10: International Walk to School Day

October 27: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at SCAG/GoHuman, Lake Elsinore

November 3: Walk ‘n Roll Festival, Mar Vista

November 4: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, West L.A.


2017 Programs:

  • San Fernando Street Festival, March 31, 2018
  • Southern CA Association of Governments (SCAG) Bike Skills Activities
  • Culver City Safe Routes to School Program
  • Finish the Ride Spring Challenge, May 21Culver City Walk ‘n Roll Festival, April 30
  • CicLAvia, Culver City, March 26
  • 626 Golden Streets, March 5
  • Screenland 5K Tricycle Derby , February 25
  • Santa Ana Education ProgramPico Rivera SRTS Program
  • Culver City High School Bike Club (Sony Studios Greener World Grant)
  • Pico Rivera Bicycle Safety and Community Ride (Rails to Trails Grant)
  • Russell Elementary SRTS Program
  • Program Enhancement and Education Program (Cocal Cola Foundation Grant)

We often have a full slate of events on the calendar. Below is a list of recent activities. Be sure to check back for details or join our Meetup Group and stay in touch!


2016

July 6, July 18, August 1: National Park Service Summer Camps with YMCA

June 12: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, River Ride

May 21: Walk & Roll Festival, Inglewood

May 15: Culver City High School Kidical Mass

May 14: Walk & Roll Festival, Bell

April 23: Walk & Roll Festival, Pico Rivera

April 17: Walk & Roll Festival – Culver City

February 20: Connect the Dots & Bike Skills Workshop – Van Nuys

February 20: Family Ride – Culver City


2015

October 25: National Park Service Rec Fest

August 9: CicLAvia – Culver City

August 4: Cudahy National Night Out Community Walk and Bike Skills Workshop (check back for details)

August 2: Kids Bike Skills Workshop with ESRBC @ WLCAC

August 1: South LA Kids Bike Skills Workshop @ KIPP Empowerment Academy

June 28: Bike Skills Workshop & Kids Ride; LACBC River Ride

June 20: Cerritos Kids Bike Skills Workshop

May 30: Palms Rodeo

May 29: Mar Vista Bike Skills Workshop

May 9: Hot Rods & Hot Rides – Family bike ride to CCFD’s Open House and Pancake Breakfast and Culver city’s Car Show

May 3: Culver City Walk & Roll Festival

April 26: Alex Baum Memorial Childrens Ride; City of Angels Fun Ride

April 25: Pico Rivera Walk & Roll Festival

April 11: Downey Bike Festival

April 18: Yoga in the Park by Bike, Culver City

March 18: Bikes on Bunnies, Culver City


2014

September 6: Family Ride and walking tour of Ballona Wetlands

September 7: Walk ‘n Roll Festival at Marina del Rey Middle School

October 5: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at CicLAvia, East LA

July 26, Culver City Summer Bike Walk & Scoot Festival

Walk-Bike Ballona

Walk Bike Ballona is a series of walk, bike rides and bike festivals to highlight Ballona Creek as a valuable transit and ecological resource. Join us for fun, family-friendly events all summer long! For schedules and details, please visit the Walk Bike Ballona Page

Kids Group Bike Lesson

Walk ‘n Roll Festival skills stations

Kids Bike Lesson: Signals

Kids Bike Skills Workshop

2014

June 29, Downey Walk ‘n Roll Festival

Learning to properly stop in Downey.

Learning to start and stop properly is a key lesson.

As part of our grant from the Coca Cola Foundation, we presented a Kids Bike Safety Festival in Downey. Lots of children joined us for lessons in bike safety including group rides in the neighborhood.

June 21, Pico Rivera Walk ‘n Roll Festival

May 31, Santa Clarita Walk ‘n Roll Festival

May 2014, South Los Angeles

This was the second Walk n Roll Festival at Foshay Learning Center as part of the LACBC/USC encouragement program. The two festivals attracted over 125 children.

2013

November 17, USC

Community Walk ‘n Roll Festival. As part of a grant in conjunction with USC and LACBC, we will be hosting a Walk ‘n Roll Festival to teach the community around USC important pedestrian and bicycle safety lessons. With skills stations, group rides and an obstacle course, you won’t want to miss this amazing event. Details are still in the works, so be sure to check back soon!

September 8, Santa Clarita

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of SCUMC annual health fair.

September 7, East LA

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Metro’s Safe Connections Festival at the East LA Civic Center.

August 6, Downey

As part of Downey’s inaugural National Night Out festivities, we hosted a Kids Bike Skills Workshop. We had a blast working closely with the Downey Bicycle Coalition and Downey Police Dept. The event saw nearly 80 kids  and featured a helmet and bike giveaways.

August 2, DTLA

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Central City’s Neighborhood Partners’ Back to School Resource Fair.

July 13, Xmas in July

This was our third year participating in this fun filled afternoon sponsored by CA Assemblymember Holly Mitchell. As in the past, we hosted a KIds Bike Skills Workshop. Supported by CORBA and their fleet of bikes, we worked with over 75 kids all day, teaching them essential bike safety skills. Its a great event that celebrates healthy, active living and salutes children that have excelled in school. The day culminated with a Ms Mitchell giving away 150 bike s and helmets. A big shout out to East Side Riders for assembling all the bikes.

Ballona Creek pitstopJune 29, Metro’s Bike Path Beach Bash Ride

As part of a series of rides with C.I.C.L.E, this community ride was the highlight of our summer. Over 80 people joined us for a cruise along Ballona Creek. Starting at Jefferson and La Cienega, we toured the entire bike path down to Marina Del Rey. The group was treated to docent discussions from Ballona Creek Renaissance on the value of this important watershed.Finally, in the Marina, MRCA hosted a docent-led tour of the wetlands so we could see first hand why this area is in need of protection.

June1, Santa Monica Festival

This annual event has been celebrating art and culture for 22 years. This year we will be hosting a Kids Bike Skills Workshop to teach kids the essential bike and ped skills they need  to bike and walk to school.

May 15, Community Guided Ride

Join us for a family friendly ride as we celebrate Bike Week LA. We start along Ballona Creek near Culver City High School heading West to McConnell, we exit the path and follow the lovely tree-lined Culver path to Elenda where we will head back to the high school.

April 21, June 23, CicLAvia

Walk ‘n Rollers will be hosting 2 Kids Bike Skills Workshops at either end of this semi-annual event. Come visit us at the Downtown Hub (Los Angeles City Hall) and the Venice Hub as we bookend the event. We’ll kick off CicLAvia at 10 a.m. with helmet giveaways at both locations.

April 19, Goethe Bike Skills Workshop

We hosted an after school Kids Bike Skills Workshops at Goethe International Charter School in Mar Vista. Walk ‘n Rollers’ instructors worked with 96 children in preparation for CicLAvia (see above). Children learned helmet fitting, proper starting and stopping techniques, bike handling skills and more.

February 23, Playworks Family Play Day

Practicing Bike Skills

Photo: La Opinión Aurelia Ventura

Join us for a FREE Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Playworks’ Family Play Day. Kids will have a blast while learning essential bike safety and skills. The Family Play Day is a fun event to inspire and encourage families to be more active.

February 17, Helms Bakery Criterium

As part of this inaugural race, USC asked us to incorporate a kids component. We hosted a skills workshop and 2 kids races so everyone could get in the fun.

2012

November 17, Metro Safe Connections

Bike Skills instruction in East L.A. Following the success of CicLAvia, we were invited to participate in Metro’s Safe Connections Festival in East L.A. Over 75 children visited our skills course learning essential safety and skills lessons.

October 13, Kids Bike Safety Festival

To support Walgrove Elementary School’s first Bike-A-Thon fundraiser, we offered to add a Kids Bike Safety component. Using an all-volunteer group of instructors, we worked with nearly 50 children while their parents rode 30 miles to Manhattan Beach and back.

October 7, CicLAvia

Bike Skills lesson at City HallWhen the Mayor’s office calls, you answer! We were invited by Los Mayor Villaigarosa’s office to host a Kids Skills Course at October’s CicLAvia. So we set up a course next to City Hall and worked with 50+ kids throughout the day!

September 29, Bike Carmegeddon: Westside Rides

WnR Carmegeddon Ride along Ballona CreekMetro contracted Walk ‘n Rollers to organize and coordinate a series of Group Family Rides on the Westside to take advantage of “Carmegeddon II”. With over 100 participants, we successfully showed off existing bicycle infrastructure and demonstrated how easy  – and fun – it is to get around the Westside by bike.

June 2, Palms Bike Rodeo

We will be doing helmet checks and ABC Quick Checks for the kids at this annual event. Join the fun! Click HERE for more information

June 10, LACBC’s River Ride

We will be at the Long Beach Hub all day having fun teaching kids how to bike safely, hosting a Kids Bike Ride and Rodeo. For more information, click HERE

July 14, Christmas in July

Assemblymember Holly Mitchell has asked us to return to this second annual event and host the bike activities. Last year we helped over 50 children navigate skills stations and learn to adjust their helmets. We also lead a group mountain bike ride and taught several children how to ride a bike for the first time.

August 25, Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona

This year, the Fiesta is making a concerted effort to feature bicycling as a viable alternative to driving and parking at the festival. We will be part of Bike Row and offering fun safety workshops for kids, watermelon drops to demonstrate the importance of wearing helemts and other creative activities. For more information, click HERE

Porter Ranch Community School Reaches out to Walk ‘n Rollers

Mary Melvin, principal of this new K-8 school in Porter Ranch that’s due to open in August, 2011, contacted Walk ‘n Rollers about creating a Walk/Bike to school program. The intention is to have a comprehensive walk/bike to school program in place when the school opens. With many students living within 1/2 mile of the school’s entrance, there is an excellent opportunity to build a program form the ground up, infusing the school with an active transportation culture.

Walk ‘n Rollers Presents at Goethe International Charter School

Active Transportation through SustainabilityOn January 12, 2012, Walk ‘n Rollers attended Goethe International Charter School’s It’s Not Easy Being Green” workshop. Our presentation on Achieving Sustainability through Active Transportation demonstrated how valuable walking and biking is in helping a community become more livable. Other workshop presenters included Stevan Casares of LA’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation discussing the city’s recycling program and Rachel Winokur of eTTa designs, discussing in home sustainable actions.

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2011

Walk ‘n Rollers supports El Marino Language School in Culver City.

Beginning October 5, in conjunction with International Walk to School Day, Walk ‘n Rollers initiated a first-ever Walk ‘n Roll Wednesday program at El Marino Language School. El Marino is a language emersion school in Culver City, CA with close to 750 students. El Marino serves as sort of a magnet school in this city of 40,000, so children will be coming from all corners of the city, making the effort that much more challenging.

The January event grew to over 50 people participating, including Culver City’s Mayor Michael O’Leary (shown below with El Marino students), Councilman Andrew Weissman, City Manager John Nachbar and school board member Nancy Goldberg as well as other city staff. The school was thrilled that the city supported their efforts to get kids moving in the morning and reduce congestion and greenhouse gasses in the process.

For complete coverage, see the article in the Culver City Patch

Kids Bike Safety Festival, Sunday May 6, 2011 (View the photos HERE)

Kids Bike Safety Festival flier

Over 125 children attended our Kids Bike Safety Festival in Culver City. Made possible by a grant from the California Department of Health, our Festival  included several stations from helmet fitting, bike checks and starting/stopping to turning, yielding and more. Also included was an on-street ride to put into practice what the children learned at the stations. Fundraising class booths, a bike wash station along with local representatives, including Assembly Member Holly Mitchell and Culver City City Councilmemembers helped make the event a success.

Over 50 kids joined in El Marino’s February event