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Feel the Buzz of Bike Trains and Get Rollin’!

A bike train is a great way to encourage biking to and from school that can involve multiple students from many neighborhood families.  COAST’s Safe Routes to School program encouraged schools to set up bike trains for Bike (and Walk) to School Day.  Several schools ran with the idea and have set up bike trains to school on a regular basis.  Our partner friends at SBBIKE captured those bike trains on video.  Click below to watch, learn more and be inspired!

A Happy Class Gives COAST Thanks!

Students from Finley Balma’s 4th grade class at Isla Vista School in Goleta had such a fun time at their bike rodeo that they took the time to create and send us these wonderful hand-crafted thank you cards.  We enjoyed their thoughtful, creative (and detailed) artwork!

What We Do

Our Safe Routes to School program reaches over 11,000 students at over 35 area schools!  We provide pedestrian and bicycle safety education both in and out of the classroom; we distribute and custom-fit affordable child and adult safety helmets (over 12,000 to date!), and offer support through ‘Walk & Roll’ programs that encourage kids to get to school in healthy, sustainable ways.  Our offerings include:

  • Pedestrian Safety Presentations (K-2nd grade)
  • Safety Walks Around School (1st & 2nd grade)
  • Bike Rodeos (4th grade)
  • Drive Your Bike Skills (6th grade)
  • Group Bike Rides (6th grade)
  • Bike Ed in P.E. Series (2nd thru 6th grade)
  • Family Bike Nights
  • Helmet Distributions
  • Walk & Roll Support
  • Walk & Bike to School Day Support
  • School Zone Traffic Assessments
  • Bike Blenders & Trivia Wheel

 A Snapshot Of Our Program! 


If you’d like to lead your school’s Safe Routes to School program, visit our ‘Get Involved At Your School’ Page.

To learn more about the Walk & Roll school challenges in our area, check out our ‘Walk & Roll Challenges’ Page.

Vieja Valley School is one of many that celebrates International Walk to School Day in October.
Check out this highlights video
(click on image below):

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