Helmets for Kids: Walk and Bike Mendocino Awarded a Gracious Grant

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 Safe Routes to School events to our seven target communities to ensure proper fit while also educating students on the importance of wearing helmets.  This is a great way to get students more involved with active transportation and realize the benefits of being safe while riding.
Mendocino Health and Human Services was also a recipient of the grant and will work in conjunction with us to distribute an additional 120 helmets throughout Mendocino County.  This is a great way to reach as many children as possible.
Both organizations would like to express the utmost gratitude to the California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch, and the Kids’ Plates Program for  honoring us with this generous and beneficial grant.  The children thank you as well.
Hands off, Yanik! Those helmets are for the kids!

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, featuring a 5K run and walk through the neighborhoods of downtown Ukiah.
The Walk and Bike Mendocino Team is looking to recruit walkers, runners and/or pledge-gatherers to raise funds.  For every person who joins our team, you will receive a custom ceramic coffee mug with a Walk and Bike Mendocino logo.
 
The entry fee to run/walk is:
$30 pre-registered by April 24th, 2017
$35 Race Day
$70 Family Rate (Immediate Family Only)
 
The 5K run starts at 9:00 am at Alex R. Thomas Plaza (Corner of School and Clay Street), in downtown Ukiah.  Bring your family and friends to celebrate our joint fundraising effort.
For more information, please visit Walk and Bike Mendocino’s Facebook page and www.mendohumanrace.com
See you at the race!

Fun, Fitness, and Friends

Spring Bike Series

Prep for the Merry Monster Bike Ride or Just Join In

On Sunday, May 21st the Rotary Club of Ukiah will once again host the Mendocino Monster bike ride.  If you’re not quite ready for the Scary of Hairy Monster, there is also a Merry Monster to have a fun but slightly challenging ride through our beautiful area.  To get yourself prepared for such a ride, Walk and Bike Mendocino will be holding several training opportunities leading up to the event. The Merry Mendocino Monster Training Program will be a great way to connect with like-minded riders, get in shape, and be ready to tackle the 25-mile route.
So come out and ride, train, and most importantly, have fun.
For more information on the Merry Mendocino Monster Training Program, visit walkbike. Or to learn more about the Mendocino Monster event and specifics on the Merry Monster ride, visit

Walking School Bus at Dana Gray Elementary 

Dana Gray Elementary in Fort Bragg is organizing a walk to school day on Wednesday, March 8th.  Late last year, the school was successful in leading children on a fun, leisurely walk on several occasions.  Now that the weather is getting better, Walk and Bike Mendocino, school faculty, staff, and parents are looking to make these walks at least a once-a-month activity for the remainder of the year.
Principal Rick Kale led a number of Walking School Buses with us last Fall.
The walk will start at 8:20 am, with students gathering at Our Lady of Good Counsel located at 255 S. Harold Street.  Dana Gray faculty and staff will be on-hand to lead the children to school, as well as parent volunteers.  As always, more volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Please be sure that your children are wearing comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes, according to the weather.
To keep this walking school bus going, or to set-up another location, please visit our mendomeetup page.  Walk on!