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Walk ‘n Rollers is looking for a few good people…

We are actively seeking interns to assist with a variety of tasks both in the office and on-site at events. If you are interested in supporting a community organization committed to developing safer, healthier communities, are good with people and can wear many hats, we’d like to meet you. For information, please visit our WnR Internship page


Ongoing Projects:

  • Southern CA Association of Governments (SCAG) Bike Skills Activities

Upcoming events/Activities

Bike Night Celebration: Union Station May 26

Brea Bike Skills, May 27

LA River Ride Bike Skills, June 4

Safe Cycling Class, June 17

Lennox School District, 2017-18


Previous Programs:

We often have a full slate of events on the calendar. Below is a list of recent activities. Be sure to check back for details or join our Meetup Group and stay in touch!


2016

July 6, July 18, August 1: National Park Service Summer Camps with YMCA

June 12: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, River Ride

May 21: Walk & Roll Festival, Inglewood

May 15: Culver City High School Kidical Mass

May 14: Walk & Roll Festival, Bell

April 23: Walk & Roll Festival, Pico Rivera

April 17: Walk & Roll Festival – Culver City

February 20: Connect the Dots & Bike Skills Workshop – Van Nuys

February 20: Family Ride – Culver City


2015

October 25: National Park Service Rec Fest

August 9: CicLAvia – Culver City

August 4: Cudahy National Night Out Community Walk and Bike Skills Workshop (check back for details)

August 2: Kids Bike Skills Workshop with ESRBC @ WLCAC

August 1: South LA Kids Bike Skills Workshop @ KIPP Empowerment Academy

June 28: Bike Skills Workshop & Kids Ride; LACBC River Ride

June 20: Cerritos Kids Bike Skills Workshop

May 30: Palms Rodeo

May 29: Mar Vista Bike Skills Workshop

May 9: Hot Rods & Hot Rides – Family bike ride to CCFD’s Open House and Pancake Breakfast and Culver city’s Car Show

May 3: Culver City Walk & Roll Festival

April 26: Alex Baum Memorial Childrens Ride; City of Angels Fun Ride

April 25: Pico Rivera Walk & Roll Festival

April 11: Downey Bike Festival

April 18: Yoga in the Park by Bike, Culver City

March 18: Bikes on Bunnies, Culver City


2014

September 6: Family Ride and walking tour of Ballona Wetlands

September 7: Walk ‘n Roll Festival at Marina del Rey Middle School

October 5: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at CicLAvia, East LA

July 26, Culver City Summer Bike Walk & Scoot Festival

Walk-Bike Ballona

Walk Bike Ballona is a series of walk, bike rides and bike festivals to highlight Ballona Creek as a valuable transit and ecological resource. Join us for fun, family-friendly events all summer long! For schedules and details, please visit the Walk Bike Ballona Page

Kids Group Bike Lesson Walk ‘n Roll Festival skills stations Kids Bike Lesson: Signals Kids Bike Skills Workshop

2014

June 29, Downey Walk ‘n Roll Festival

Learning to properly stop in Downey. Learning to start and stop properly is a key lesson.

As part of our grant from the Coca Cola Foundation, we presented a Kids Bike Safety Festival in Downey. Lots of children joined us for lessons in bike safety including group rides in the neighborhood.

June 21, Pico Rivera Walk ‘n Roll Festival

May 31, Santa Clarita Walk ‘n Roll Festival

May 2014, South Los Angeles

This was the second Walk n Roll Festival at Foshay Learning Center as part of the LACBC/USC encouragement program. The two festivals attracted over 125 children.

2013

November 17, USC

Community Walk ‘n Roll Festival. As part of a grant in conjunction with USC and LACBC, we will be hosting a Walk ‘n Roll Festival to teach the community around USC important pedestrian and bicycle safety lessons. With skills stations, group rides and an obstacle course, you won’t want to miss this amazing event. Details are still in the works, so be sure to check back soon!

September 8, Santa Clarita

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of SCUMC annual health fair.

September 7, East LA

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Metro’s Safe Connections Festival at the East LA Civic Center.

August 6, Downey

As part of Downey’s inaugural National Night Out festivities, we hosted a Kids Bike Skills Workshop. We had a blast working closely with the Downey Bicycle Coalition and Downey Police Dept. The event saw nearly 80 kids  and featured a helmet and bike giveaways.

August 2, DTLA

Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Central City’s Neighborhood Partners’ Back to School Resource Fair.

July 13, Xmas in July

This was our third year participating in this fun filled afternoon sponsored by CA Assemblymember Holly Mitchell. As in the past, we hosted a KIds Bike Skills Workshop. Supported by CORBA and their fleet of bikes, we worked with over 75 kids all day, teaching them essential bike safety skills. Its a great event that celebrates healthy, active living and salutes children that have excelled in school. The day culminated with a Ms Mitchell giving away 150 bike s and helmets. A big shout out to East Side Riders for assembling all the bikes.

Ballona Creek pitstopJune 29, Metro’s Bike Path Beach Bash Ride

As part of a series of rides with C.I.C.L.E, this community ride was the highlight of our summer. Over 80 people joined us for a cruise along Ballona Creek. Starting at Jefferson and La Cienega, we toured the entire bike path down to Marina Del Rey. The group was treated to docent discussions from Ballona Creek Renaissance on the value of this important watershed.Finally, in the Marina, MRCA hosted a docent-led tour of the wetlands so we could see first hand why this area is in need of protection.

June1, Santa Monica Festival

This annual event has been celebrating art and culture for 22 years. This year we will be hosting a Kids Bike Skills Workshop to teach kids the essential bike and ped skills they need  to bike and walk to school.

May 15, Community Guided Ride

Join us for a family friendly ride as we celebrate Bike Week LA. We start along Ballona Creek near Culver City High School heading West to McConnell, we exit the path and follow the lovely tree-lined Culver path to Elenda where we will head back to the high school.

April 21, June 23, CicLAvia

Walk ‘n Rollers will be hosting 2 Kids Bike Skills Workshops at either end of this semi-annual event. Come visit us at the Downtown Hub (Los Angeles City Hall) and the Venice Hub as we bookend the event. We’ll kick off CicLAvia at 10 a.m. with helmet giveaways at both locations.

April 19, Goethe Bike Skills Workshop

We hosted an after school Kids Bike Skills Workshops at Goethe International Charter School in Mar Vista. Walk ‘n Rollers’ instructors worked with 96 children in preparation for CicLAvia (see above). Children learned helmet fitting, proper starting and stopping techniques, bike handling skills and more.

February 23, Playworks Family Play Day

Practicing Bike Skills Photo: La Opinión Aurelia Ventura

Join us for a FREE Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Playworks’ Family Play Day. Kids will have a blast while learning essential bike safety and skills. The Family Play Day is a fun event to inspire and encourage families to be more active.

February 17, Helms Bakery Criterium

As part of this inaugural race, USC asked us to incorporate a kids component. We hosted a skills workshop and 2 kids races so everyone could get in the fun.

2012

November 17, Metro Safe Connections

Bike Skills instruction in East L.A. Following the success of CicLAvia, we were invited to participate in Metro’s Safe Connections Festival in East L.A. Over 75 children visited our skills course learning essential safety and skills lessons.

October 13, Kids Bike Safety Festival

To support Walgrove Elementary School’s first Bike-A-Thon fundraiser, we offered to add a Kids Bike Safety component. Using an all-volunteer group of instructors, we worked with nearly 50 children while their parents rode 30 miles to Manhattan Beach and back.

October 7, CicLAvia

Bike Skills lesson at City HallWhen the Mayor’s office calls, you answer! We were invited by Los Mayor Villaigarosa’s office to host a Kids Skills Course at October’s CicLAvia. So we set up a course next to City Hall and worked with 50+ kids throughout the day!

September 29, Bike Carmegeddon: Westside Rides

WnR Carmegeddon Ride along Ballona CreekMetro contracted Walk ‘n Rollers to organize and coordinate a series of Group Family Rides on the Westside to take advantage of “Carmegeddon II”. With over 100 participants, we successfully showed off existing bicycle infrastructure and demonstrated how easy  – and fun – it is to get around the Westside by bike.

June 2, Palms Bike Rodeo

We will be doing helmet checks and ABC Quick Checks for the kids at this annual event. Join the fun! Click HERE for more information

June 10, LACBC’s River Ride

We will be at the Long Beach Hub all day having fun teaching kids how to bike safely, hosting a Kids Bike Ride and Rodeo. For more information, click HERE

July 14, Christmas in July

Assemblymember Holly Mitchell has asked us to return to this second annual event and host the bike activities. Last year we helped over 50 children navigate skills stations and learn to adjust their helmets. We also lead a group mountain bike ride and taught several children how to ride a bike for the first time.

August 25, Culver City’s Fiesta La Ballona

This year, the Fiesta is making a concerted effort to feature bicycling as a viable alternative to driving and parking at the festival. We will be part of Bike Row and offering fun safety workshops for kids, watermelon drops to demonstrate the importance of wearing helemts and other creative activities. For more information, click HERE

Porter Ranch Community School Reaches out to Walk ‘n Rollers

Mary Melvin, principal of this new K-8 school in Porter Ranch that’s due to open in August, 2011, contacted Walk ‘n Rollers about creating a Walk/Bike to school program. The intention is to have a comprehensive walk/bike to school program in place when the school opens. With many students living within 1/2 mile of the school’s entrance, there is an excellent opportunity to build a program form the ground up, infusing the school with an active transportation culture.

Walk ‘n Rollers Presents at Goethe International Charter School

Active Transportation through SustainabilityOn January 12, 2012, Walk ‘n Rollers attended Goethe International Charter School’s It’s Not Easy Being Green” workshop. Our presentation on Achieving Sustainability through Active Transportation demonstrated how valuable walking and biking is in helping a community become more livable. Other workshop presenters included Stevan Casares of LA’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation discussing the city’s recycling program and Rachel Winokur of eTTa designs, discussing in home sustainable actions.

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2011

Walk ‘n Rollers supports El Marino Language School in Culver City.

Beginning October 5, in conjunction with International Walk to School Day, Walk ‘n Rollers initiated a first-ever Walk ‘n Roll Wednesday program at El Marino Language School. El Marino is a language emersion school in Culver City, CA with close to 750 students. El Marino serves as sort of a magnet school in this city of 40,000, so children will be coming from all corners of the city, making the effort that much more challenging.

The January event grew to over 50 people participating, including Culver City’s Mayor Michael O’Leary (shown below with El Marino students), Councilman Andrew Weissman, City Manager John Nachbar and school board member Nancy Goldberg as well as other city staff. The school was thrilled that the city supported their efforts to get kids moving in the morning and reduce congestion and greenhouse gasses in the process.

For complete coverage, see the article in the Culver City Patch

Kids Bike Safety Festival, Sunday May 6, 2011 (View the photos HERE)

Kids Bike Safety Festival flier

 

Over 125 children attended our Kids Bike Safety Festival in Culver City. Made possible by a grant from the California Department of Health, our Festival  included several stations from helmet fitting, bike checks and starting/stopping to turning, yielding and more. Also included was an on-street ride to put into practice what the children learned at the stations. Fundraising class booths, a bike wash station along with local representatives, including Assembly Member Holly Mitchell and Culver City City Councilmemembers helped make the event a success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 50 kids joined in El Marino’s February event