Free Bike Safety Workshops for Employers
Written by Climate Corps Fellow, Clara Gibson.
Are you interested in receiving a free bike safety workshop at your workplace? Encourage your employees or coworkers to try biking to work and profit from the myriad of incredible health benefits while simultaneously saving the environment from transportation pollution, the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. During a bike safety workshop, we can address any questions or apprehensions that your employees may have about biking to work.
On Wednesday October 5th, 2022, Commute.org held a bike safety workshop at Gilead’s campus in Foster City with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC). We had a great turn out of engaged employees (over 30 people!) who were interested in biking to work. SVBC Community Programs Coordinator, Eleni Jacobson presented helpful information and addressed questions and concerns about how to stay safe while biking to work. She brought her personal commuter bicycle with an abundance of useful accessories to display.
The topics covered in the workshop included: basics of riding; skills such as hand signals, turning, changing and sharing the lane; choosing gear; route planning; and safety recommendations as well as time for questions.
This event was made possible by working together with the Gilead Commute Team, who reached out to us to request the workshop. Gilead hosted lunch for employees who attended and put together a brief registration survey, both of which helped to generate a good attendance.
This is a great introductory workshop for people who are new to bicycling or interested in learning more about how to enjoy safe and comfortable bike commuting in all seasons. This is also an opportunity for more advanced cyclists to share tips with fellow riders and walk away with new knowledge as well.
If you are interested in Commute.org bringing a free bike workshop to your workplace in 2023, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a limited number of free workshops available each year, so schedule yours today!