Walk Bike Glendale will offer a free event for children to learn about bicycle safety, while offering the chance for community members to bring their bikes for a free bike repair on Sunday, Aug. 6, between 9 a.m. and noon.
Event personnel will also be distributing helmets and bicycle lights, and raffling off two $350 gift cards for a local shop, Backroad Bikes.
“Walk Bike Glendale’s event provides that resource for families who are navigating the open road and can use a refresher on rules of the road, and how to communicate effectively when on a bicycle,” said Alex Bartrosouf, a spokesperson for Walk Bike Glendale and a member of the city’s Sustainability Commission.
In addition to distributing helmets, Walk Bike Glendale will also provide a proper helmet fitting, to ensure safety.
Bartrosouf said that with so little bicycle infrastructure currently in Glendale, he hopes the event will promote fun, education and advocacy for infrastructure improvements.
“As the weather becomes more favorable for biking and the city pursues additional bicycle improvements along our streets, we want to provide this complimentary service for people to have a smooth ride this summer and beyond,” he said.
The event will be held at 620 E. Palmer Ave. in Glendale. An RSVP is required to attend. Anyone can RSVP by visiting: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZmpcatt6UmL3MfW6hbswWfQXjsiW2DpUFtP9INT09QyGqYA/viewform.
Due to limited parking in Adams Hill, ride-sharing, walking and biking are encouraged.
First published in the August 5 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.