‘Every Kid Deserves a Bike Program’

The ‘Every Kid Deserves a Bike Program,’ championed by South San Francisco Councilmember Eddie Flores, thumbs up, provided 86 bicycles, helmets and locks to fourth graders at Spruce Elementary School and fifth graders at Martin Elementary School. In addition to receiving a brand-new bike, they were readjusted on-site for their height through the Bike Mobile. Students also received a helmet, fitted to each student’s head size by San Mateo County’s Safe Routes to School staff and South San Francisco CERT volunteers. Following the helmet fitting, students got their bikes registered on-site through the South San Francisco Police Department. Lastly, the students each received a bike lock from the City, and bicycle safety classes and training were administered by the County’s ‘Bike Rodeo.’ Partners for this project included San Mateo County Office of Education Safe Routes to School, Safe Moves, Local Motion, and monetary donations from Genentech and Rotary Club of South San Francisco.

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