Fort Bragg Gain’s A Field Coordinator
Welcome Harley Nunan to Walk and Bike Mendocino! Hired at the beginning of this month, Harley is very passionate about influencing others to live a healthy and active lifestyle, which motivated her to graduate with a MSc in Sports Science & Health and BSc in Nutrition & Health. She has a lot of experience with walking and biking on a daily basis, from growing up in Denmark, where it’s the norm, and also being a competitive runner and triathlete.”It’s just second nature to me to walk and bike most places,” she says. “And I can’t wait to be able to pass this idea on to community members in Mendocino County. I’m very excited to be part of a great team of like minded people!” In addition to being a Field Coordinator at Walk and Bike, Harley also works as a personal trainer, coach and nutritionist.
Low Cost Helmet Program; Walk & Bike Teams Up with Ukiah Police to Start New Program
With the help and monetary support of the City of Ukiah Police Department, Walk and Bike Mendocino is introducing a low cost helmet program for students throughout Mendocino County. Along with educating students how to walk and bike safely in our community, Walk and Bike Mendocino would like to offer parents the opportunity to buy high quality helmets at the low cost of five dollars per helmet. The helmets are designed with a ratchet tightening system for quick, easy fitting and ensured safety. They are extremely stylish as well If anyone is unfamiliar with how to properly fit a helmet, Walk and Bike Mendocino staff will be on hand during sanctioned events to educate parents and children how to do so, which might be a detail that goes unnoticed. But it’s of great importance: a properly fitted helmet is a safe helmet.
So you may be asking, why do children need to wear a helmet?
First, it’s the law. In California, anyone under the age of 18 must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle on a street, bikeway or public bicycle path or trail. This includes children who are sitting in restraining seats or are being towed in a trailer behind the bicycle. The law also requires anyone under 18 to wear a helmet when riding a scooter, skateboard or when using inline skates.
Secondly, it decreases the chance of head injury during a crash or accident. It is particularly important for children and inexperienced riders to wear a helmet.
These are important points for all community members to be aware of, which is vital information both Walk and Bike Mendocino and the City of Ukiah Police would like to continue to spread throughout our region.
Over the years, Chief Dewey has been a huge advocate of informing the community about safely walking and biking around town, as well as providing tips for motorists to be more aware of pedestrians and bicyclists. Chief Dewey’s recurring column in the Ukiah Daily Journal frequently features traffic safety messages. Walk and Bike Mendocino appreciates the support of Chief Dewey and all the officers in continuing to keep our children safe and active.
The low-cost helmet program wouldn’t be possible without the help of generous donations like the City of Ukiah Police Department has provided, and continued support is always appreciated and necessary to sustain this program for the future.
Funding from the Active Transportation Program administered by the Mendocino County of Governments is allowing Walk & Bike Mendocino to provide Traffic Safety Education to local schools. With the assistance of staff from the Health and Human Services Department Walk & Bike will provide access to the low cost helmets during in class programs.
Parents interested in purchasing a low cost helmet can email Walk and Bike Mendocino at walkbikemendo.org.
Any donations or inquiries can also be answered by calling (707) 467-3217.
Human Race 2017: Join Team Walk & Bike!
Walk and Bike Mendocino will take part in the Human Race on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. The race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations…
Helmets for Kids: Walk and Bike Mendocino Awarded a Gracious Grant
Recently, Walk and Bike Mendocino was awarded the California Kids’ Plates Safety Equipment Distribution grant. This grant provided us 120 multi-sport helmets to distribute to low income children throughout the county. Walk and Bike staff will hand out these helmets during…
Accepting the Weather: Tips on how to ride in the rain
For some people, weather conditions can be seen as a barrier to walking and biking on a daily basis. Walk and Bike Mendocino is here to show people that it doesn’t have to be, as long as you prepare for every type of weather.
Lately, Mendocino County has experienced…
Holiday Lights Slow Roll
Enjoy Ukiah’s finest holiday decorations with friends and family
On Thursday, December 15th, Walk and Bike Mendocino staff will be leading a “slow roll” bike ride through the best holiday decorated neighborhoods in Ukiah. Riders will meet up at 6pm at Alex Thomas Plaza…
Routes and Racks: Seeking Input on How to Make Biking Easier in Ukiah
Potential Bicycle Route Map
Walk & Bike Mendocino is soliciting public input into the drafting of a map of preferred bike routes for the City of Ukiah. The routes will be identified with odd numbers assigned to North/South routes and even numbers used for East/West routes. Directional signage will be mounted along the routes. The map will be used to assist bicyclists, particularly new bicyclist…
It’s Walktober in Mendocino County!
The Challenge: Walk for 10, 20, or 30+ minutes EVERY day
during the month of October.
October is the perfect month to get outside, join up with co-workers, friends, and family, and go for a walk – and walking is the ideal way to be active. It’s available for all ages and abilities, whether you are young or old, fast or…
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