Join your classmates and neighbors and bike to school in May!
Hart Middle, Harvest Park Middle, and Pleasanton Middle schools, as well as Foothill High School, are gearing up to participate in this year's Bike to School event on Thursday, May 14. On Bike to School Day, middle schools will host mini energizer stations set up at the bike storage areas where bicyclists can enjoy refreshments and receive goody bags filled with safety information and items to help with their bike ride. The Alameda County Safe Routes to School program is working in conjunction with the City of Pleasanton and schools to help prepare students for Bike to School Day!
To prepare middle school students to cycle to and from school, the City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Police Department are holding helmet fittings/exchange events plus visits from the BikeMobile. The BikeMobile, funded by Alameda County Transportation Commission, provides free minor bike tune-ups and repairs.
Students with a helmet will have it inspected for cracks or damage. A new helmet will be provided only if a replacement is necessary. Students without a helmet will need to complete a PARENT PERMISSION SLIP to be eligible to receive a one as part of the Fitting/Exchange program. Students without a signed permission slip will be given a helmet only on a case-by-case basis and while supplies last. Permission slips may be picked up from your school office.
Fittings/Exchanges occur immediately after school next to the Bike Storage Area while supplies last or until 3:45 p.m. BikeMobile will be available after school beginning at 3 p.m. until all bikes are completed or until 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 – Pleasanton Middle School
Tuesday, March 31 – Harvest Park Middle School
Tuesday, April 14 – Thomas Hart Middle School
Bike to School activities and helmets are provided by a generous donation from Valley Spokesmen Bicycling Club and in conjunction with Alameda County Transportation Commission, Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Alameda County Safe Routes to School and City of Pleasanton.