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Alameda Bike Festival Prepares the Next Generation of Cyclists

Alameda Bike Festival 2024, on April 27 at Love Elementary School, was a big success. The annual citywide event, sponsored by the City of Alameda and the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, featured a variety of activities, from free bike repairs to cycling classes for kids and helmet decorating. (Updated May 2, 10:50 a.m. to correctly identify sponsors.)

Alameda Post - a young child on a bike and Alameda Bike Festival 2024 rides next to a small yield sign at his height
Alameda Bike Festival at Love Elementary School, April 27, 2024. Photo Maurice Ramirez.

Other service organizations joined in the activities, including the Kiwanis Club of Alameda, which gave away more than 100 bike helmets, fitting them to each child and explaining their safe usage to parents. Free classes at the event included a Kids Learn to Ride class, a Family Cycling Workshop, and “Urban Cycling 101” for adults, teens, and kids 10 years and older.

Various groups offered free bike repairs, free bike bells, helmet decorations, face painting, and a simulated traffic situation with signage and lanes for cyclists to practice in a safe environment.

Alameda Post - photos of the Kiwanis Club tent at Alameda Bike Festival. Volunteers fit children in helmets
Proper helmet fit is essential! Photos courtesy Kiwanis Club of Alameda.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Alameda, perfect for the crowds to enjoy the festivities.

Partners in the 2024 event included the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, the Kiwanis Club of Alameda, and the Alameda Elks.

Alameda Post - a woman behind a booth at Alameda Bike Festival
A booth at Alameda Bike Festival. Photo Maurice Ramirez.
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