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 CONTACT US
March 4: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, Los Angeles
March 17: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, San Fernando – Join us for bike skills, free bike repair, food, music and more!
March 31: San Fernando Street Festival – Visit the Pedal and Spoke hub for our Kids Bike Skills Workshop!
April 29: Finish the Ride, Griffith Park. This is our Spring fundraiser, with rides for all ages including a Kids Zone
May 6: Walk & Roll Festival, Culver City. Comprehensive bike skills for kids of all ages including a Learn to Ride workshop hosted by Prevelo Bikes
Ongoing Projects (for details, visit our events page HERE)
- Culver City Safe Routes to School
- Lennox School District, 2017-18
- LADOT Bicycle Education (with LACBC)
- San Fernando Street Festival, March 31, 2018
- Finish the Ride Spring Fundraiser, April 29, 2018
Previous 2017 Programs:
- Southern CA Association of Governments (SCAG) Bike Skills Activities
- Culver City Safe Routes to School Program
- Finish the Ride Spring Challenge, May 21Culver City Walk ‘n Roll Festival, April 30
- CicLAvia, Culver City, March 26
- 626 Golden Streets, March 5
- Screenland 5K Tricycle Derby , February 25
- Santa Ana Education ProgramPico Rivera SRTS Program
- Culver City High School Bike Club (Sony Studios Greener World Grant)
- Pico Rivera Bicycle Safety and Community Ride (Rails to Trails Grant)
- Russell Elementary SRTS Program
- Program Enhancement and Education Program (Cocal Cola Foundation Grant)
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!
July 6, July 18, August 1: National Park Service Summer Camps with YMCA
June 12: Kids Bike Skills Workshop, River Ride
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)
May 9: Hot Rods & Hot Rides – Family bike ride to CCFD’s Open House and Pancake Breakfast and Culver city’s Car Show
April 11: Downey Bike Festival
October 5: Kids Bike Skills Workshop at CicLAvia, East LA
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
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.
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.
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!
Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of SCUMC annual health fair.
Kids Bike Skills Workshop as part of Metro’s Safe Connections Festival at the East LA Civic Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
When 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!
Metro 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
On 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.
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
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.