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
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
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.
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
September 10: East L.A.
June 30: CicLAvia
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
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
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
September 8: Kids Bike Skills Workshop with T.R.U.S.T South L.A.
September 9: 6th Grade Fun Ride, 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.
- 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!
July 6, July 18, August 1: National Park Service Summer Camps with YMCA
June 12: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, River Ride
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)
May 9: Hot Rods & Hot Rides – Family bike ride to CCFD’s Open House and Pancake Breakfast and Culver city’s Car Show
April 11: Downey Bike Festival
October 5: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at CicLAvia, East LA
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
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.
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.
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!
Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of SCUMC annual health fair.
Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Metro’s Safe Connections Festival at the East LA Civic Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When 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!
Metro 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
On 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.
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
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.