COG, Ecology Action partner on local bicycle safety effort

Local kids took part in the recent event.

On March 21, the Council of San Benito County Governments and Ecology Action partnered to provide students with a day of bicycle safety education.
Ecology Action hosted a Youth Bike Safety Training presentation at San Juan Elementary School in San Juan Bautista. The training consisted of a live demonstration, videos and discussion to teach bicycle safety to students. Lessons covered the benefits of bicycling, rules of the road, the importance and correct use of a bicycle helmet, safe routes to schools and other safe bike handling topics. Following the in‐class or assembly presentation, Ecology Action and COG conducted a bicycle safety obstacle course.
Ecology Action staff are League of American Bicyclist-trained safety instructors. Since 2003, E.A. has trained over 19,000 youth throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
The Youth Bike Safety Training was partially made possible through funding from the Council of San Benito County Governments. During the Youth Bike Safety Training, COG also sponsored a helmet fitting station, where students learned how to properly fit their helmet. Students riding their bicycles to the school without a helmet were provided one at no cost.
Ecology Action is an award-winning nonprofit environmental consultancy that’s been helping people create positive change for the community, the economy, and the environment for over four decades, read an announcement.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Veronica Lezama at (831) 637.7765 Ext. 204 or email at [email protected]

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