Help us raise money for the Glendale Youth Alliance, Homenetmen, and the Glendale YMCA!
Also, we will be hosting training rides to get you in shape leading up to May 18th. Visit our Facebook page to learn more.
Join Walk Bike Glendale in the Montrose Christmas Parade! This will be our third year joining the parade on our bikes and on foot to spread the word about WBG and help make Glendale a safer place to walk and bike.
The parade is December 7th and we will be meeting at 5:45. RSVP here for meeting details and more information.
Are you interested in planning fun events, running outreach campaigns, teaching bicycle skills or just being awesome?
If so, Walk Bike Glendale wants you to join our steering committee!!!
Nominations for our 2014 steering committee will be held:
Monday November 4th at 7:00 (during our monthly steering committee meeting)
Glendale Arts Community Room ,First floor of the Orange Parking Garage, 118 W. California Ave.Please bring 3-4 sentences on why you think you would make a good addition to our leadership team and review our chapter rules to familiarize yourself with the requirements for joining the steering committee.
Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Jump-start your morning by walking to school with students, parents, community leaders and volunteers! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. International Walk-to-School Day is an annual event to encourage and support children walking to school. Walking to school on October 9th is a great way to be a part of a global event and to promote health, to identify safer routes for walking and to improve air quality.
The City of Glendale, Glendale Unified School District, Glendale Council PTA and WALK BIKE GLENDALE are sponsoring this fun and healthy day! We would love for our local service organizations to also support this important effort!
Volunteers are needed to help with planning, day of event logistics and to lead/accompany “walking school buses”.
For more information, please contact Kara Sergile at kara.@kwsconsult.com or 818-424-3228.
Its time to dust off our clipboards, remind ourselves how to use tally marks, and invite everyone to participate in a data collection endeavor. Walk Bike Glendale presents the 2013 Glendale Bicycle and Pedestrian Count! We need hundreds of volunteer shifts covered and we hope you can help.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Sign Up to Volunteer – you’ll need to sign up for training and a count shift…
We’ve changed the method for data collection for this count, so all volunteers are required to attend an orientation, even if you’ve done bike & ped counts with us in the past. Both orientations will be the same – just sign up for the one most convenient for you.
*Both meetings at the same location
Glendale Municipal Services Building
633 E. Broadway, 91206
If you can’t make one of these trainings, please sign up for a shift and review the following materials prior to the count shift:
b) a count shift!
We have 65 locations in Glendale and there are three counts times for each one (use this map to find a location convenient for you). That means we need 100+ volunteers to make sure that people on bikes and people on foot are getting counted. Most locations only require 1 volunteer, so shifts will fill up fast. Sign up soon to get the location and time you want!
Count dates are:
2. Spread the Word.
Share this post with your friends and encourage them to join in on the bike and ped count fun!
3. Donate to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Count.
It takes time, energy, and resources to make the bicycle and pedestrian count happen! It costs roughly $25 to fund a count location, and we have over 65 locations this year. Make a donation to Walk Bike Glendale for a donation that really goes a long way and counts.
UPDATE (8/6/13): The item was pulled from the City Council agenda due to interest in pursuing different improvements along Chevy Chase. We will keep you posted about the developments and how this can move forward.
This Tuesday at at 6:00 pm, Phase 1 of the Bicycle Transportation Plan will be voted on by the Glendale City Council. We encourage anyone who supports improving bicycling in Glendale to attend this meeting and voice their support. The item is on the consent agenda and not expected to receive any opposition, but it is important for the City Council to be reminded that people bicycle in Glendale and that we support the improvements that are being made.
We offer the following talking points to anyone who is attending the meeting:
Walk Bike Glendale is excited to partner with City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Dept., Metro and the Office of Traffic Safety to bring two bicycle safety classes to Glendale this September! If you or someone you know is new to bicycling or needs a refresher on the rules of the road please have them register ASAP. Space is limited to 12 participants per class so they will fill up fast.
Street Cycling Skills (Register Here)When: Friday Sept. 6, 2013 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm & Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Pacific Community Center Glendale
Learn to ride your bike safely and confidently with traffic, on city and residential streets, or just about anywhere you could want to go on paved roads. The Street Cycling Skills class is an 8-hour course that Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Metro are offering free to the public for the summer of 2013. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The class is taught by League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The 8-hour course includes classroom instruction, a bicycle handling practice session, on-road riding, and a short exam at the end of class.
Bicycling on the Road (Register Here)When: Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Where: Pacific Community Center Glendale
A shortened version of the “Street Cycling Skills” class, learn the basics of riding your bike safely and confidently with traffic on city and residential streets. The “Bicycling on the Road: Need to Know” class is a 3-hour course that Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Metro is offering free to the public for the summer of 2013. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The class is taught by League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The 3-hour course includes classroom instruction, a bicycle handling practice session, and on-road riding. Each class participant will receive a free helmet, front & rear lights, and educational materials.
For both Classes:
* Students must be 18 or older.
* Advance registration required.
* All students must bring a bicycle in good working condition.
* Students will receive a free helmet, bike lights, and educational materials.