Calendar of Events
November 20th, 2017: Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Bike Skills Workshop and Ride at the YMCA
January 20th, 2018, April 9th, May 18th, 2018: Silicon Valley Bike Skills Workshops at the YMCA
September 5th, 2017: Principal and Parent Champion Goal-Setting Session
On September 5th, 2017 parent champions and principals for every Cupertino school met to discuss their visions for their school's Safe Routes 2 School programs and set goals for the next 1-2 years.
2017 Fall Bike Fest
On October 21st, 2017 Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School and the Bicycle Pedestrian Commission hosted the 4th annual Fall Family Bike Fest featuring the Pedal 4 the Planet Family Bike Rides! The event was a huge success with 80 people participating in the bike rodeo and the two bike rides. Our shorter 6mi ride was greatly appreciated by families who enjoyed the low traffic route that helped enable even the youngest of riders to participate in the event. The longer 12mi “lycra ride” was also a success as riders said that they felt that the route gave them an almost complete tour of the City, coupled with the perfect amount of elevation to help keep the ride casual yet also fun. Our friends at Safe Moves put on an exciting and educational bicycle rodeo filled with challenging obstacles that helped teach kids bike handling skills as well as safety skills. Lastly, the event’s bike blender was a huge hit, as both adults and kids had fun using their own power to pedal and blend healthy and nutritious fruit smoothies. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this year’s event, it was a fun time for everyone involved and we look forward to see you again for next year’s event! For more information and pictures visit: This Page
Family Bike Rodeo Roadshows
Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School celebrates Lawson Middle School, Regnart Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Sedgwick Elementary for hosting Bike Rodeos and events at their school sites this Fall! Each school brought in bicycle education and encouragement activities for their students as well as free bike repairs! Below is a collage of photos from these events.
August 20, 2016: Standing Oak Court Road Show
On Saturday August 20, Standing Oak Court brought Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to their block party for bike education and activities! Neighbors participated in bicycle trivia, bike blender smoothie making, and a brief rules of the road presentation. If you're interested in bringing bike education to your block party, email saferoutes @cupertino.org.
August 18, 2016: Bicycle Commute Workshop
On Thursday August 18, 2016, the City hosted its first ever Bicycle Commute Workshop. The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition held a captive audience of those interested in all things related to bicycle commuting include key safety strategies and bicycle consumer tips. Topics included:
- Choosing/sizing a bike
- Wearing the right gear
- Choosing the best route
- Staying safe in traffic
- Combining bikes and transit
April 30, 2016: 'Pedal for the Planet Family Bike Ride' at Earth Day
Cupertino's first-ever Pedal for the Planet Ride was sponsored by the City of Cupertino and the Safe Routes 2 Ride School Program on April 30, 2016, in conjunction with our Earth Day Festival. This aptly named ‘Pedal for the Planet Ride’ featured a smooth 7-mile bike ride around Cupertino schools, parks and the Mary Ave. Pedestrian Bridge for kids ages 8+ and their families. The bike ride had more than 50 riders and was chaperoned by experienced Cupertino cyclists. The ride started and ended at City Hall so participants were able to join Earth Day activities directly following the ride. The event also included free bicycle maintenance checks and minor tune-ups from Chain Reaction Bikes and Cupertino Bike Shop before the ride. Thanks again to these awesome bike shops for their time and generosity!