Bike Easy Safety Programs - April Recap
Spring bike safety activities with Bike Easy
April in New Orleans is a great time to ride a bike. Bike Easy was so excited to work with our fantastic partners to get more people on bikes riding safely. From adult safety workshops, commuter safety stations, and community bike rides to youth rodeos and in school bike safety classes with teachers and students, we’ve been working across neighborhoods and Parish lines to increase safety for all people on the road!
Early in April as a lead up to Bike to Work Day on April 12, Bike Easy led three community safety workshops on the Lafitte Greenway, uptown at Dat Dog and at Dashing Bicycles. We also hosted multiple commuter safety stations throughout April with the help of our committed volunteers to get folks in gear with safety info and bike maps. Overall, we distributed over 100 bike maps and safe riding guides.
We weren’t just sharing the bike love with adults. We had multiple youth events and classes running throughout April. Keith and Laura were in schools throughout Orleans Parish instructing teachers and students on bike safety tips. Also later in the month, Keith led a community bike ride with NORDC & Gear Up NOLA to encourage families and teens to be more active. Simultaneously on the same day, Virginia led a youth bike rodeo at the Dryades YMCA in Central City for the Healthy Kids Day event. That same weekend were also at the Community Bike Fest on Bayou Road running a youth rodeo for participants.
Bike Easy is committed to making bike riding safe for everyone, regardless of age, gender, where they live or why they bike. Please contact Virginia if you are interested in participating in future safety education events.