What Could Make a Good WWBPA Event?

Tuesday, January 25 by silvia


Three WWBPA trustees recently attended a small bike summit of primarily Essex County bicycle advocates. We spent two hours telling each other about what our organizations do and picking up ideas from each other. Here are some that intrigued us:

A bike scavenger hunt built around a theme and including some wacky bike-related activities:

45-minute bicycle-safety classes in gym class for middle schoolers and talks in school assemblies about how to ride safely in traffic (South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition);

A class on how to ride safely in traffic, taught through an Adult School (South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition);

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day (Bike Walk Montclair);

Regular short Sunday rides to local destinations (South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition);

Bike registration with the police (South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition);

More frequent walk to school events to turn it into a habit, rather than a special event, perhaps working with PTAs (Bike Walk Montclair).

Do you think the WWBPA should borrow any of these ideas? We’d like your input. (Of course, we always need volunteers for all our activities, so please consider giving a bit of your time toward building a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community.)

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