On April 24, 2012, the Alameda CTC and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), with partner Cycles of Change, launched the new BikeMobile program and the newly designed BikeMobile vehicle at an inaugural ceremony and bike “Fix-a-Thon” event at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley. The BikeMobile and its bicycle mechanic staff visit schools and community organizations and events to deliver no-cost hands-on bicycle repair and bicycle safety training to promote riding bikes to school.
The BikeMobile is a pilot program managed under the Alameda CTC’s Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) program that will run through November 2013. The Alameda County SR2S program, started by Alameda CTC in 2007, continues to reduce traffic congestion and promote healthy habits by working with educators, parents and kids to increase walking, biking and carpooling to school.
The BikeMobile is expected to make up to 275 site visits over two years. Requests for a BikeMobile visit can be made online (http://bike-mobile.org). BikeMobile Fix-a-Thons are pre-arranged using an online signup form at www.bike-mobile.org. For more information about the BikeMobile, see the press release.