OUR MISSION:

LESS EMISSIONS.

WE'RE ON A MISSION TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS AND IMPROVE KIDS' LIVES THROUGH BIKE SAFETY

Eric Guerrieri, a Bike Smart volunteer, felt the impact of our mission during a Bike Smart event in Salinas: Jessica, a 12-year-old special needs student, had never been on a bike before. But under the expertise and guidance of our Youth Education Team, and with Eric’s one-on-one support, she was able to ride one for the first time.

“Her face lit up with joy, and she started laughing,” said Eric.

After the training, Eric encouraged Jessica to keep riding, but she replied, “Yeah, I really want a bike, but my mom and dad can’t get me one.” That was unacceptable to Eric. He was determined to find a solution, so he reached out to the Santa Cruz community bike advocates, spent some of his own money, and surprised Jessica with her very own bike.

“This is why we do this: to change people’s lives and bring joy to kids like Jessica,” Eric said.

We believe that the simple act of learning to ride a bike is a right of every child. The trick is to take that journey safely. That's why we want to ensure that every public school 5th-grade child in the Monterey Bay area not only learns to ride a bike, but also learns to ride safely in the 2018-2019 school year through our Bike Smart program.

Help us reduce carbon emissions by giving the gift of bike safety to our community's kids through our Bike Smart program.

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WHY IT MATTERS

SAFETY

Traumatic head injuries are common in bicycle crashes involving children 

HEALTH

Some local communities are over weight compared to state averages 

CLIMATE

Transportation is the top greenhouse gas emission source in the Monterey Bay

There is myriad of benefits to this smile-inducing program from improved health through physical activity, creating stronger communities to avoiding injuries caused by accidents.


I WAS ABLE TO BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME TO CREATE A LIFE-CHANGING MOMENT.

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E  R  I  C  '  S    S  T  O  R  Y

23,462

Number of kids that have participated in Bike Smart since 2004

689

Number of kids that learned how to ride a bike for the first time

BIKE SMART. MORE THAN JUST BIKE SKILLS.

Teaching a child to ride a bike not only creates an active lifestyle, but significantly reduces carbon emissions in the atmosphere by eliminating congestion during commute hours. We're committed to creating a healthier planet by creating more accessible biking communities.

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Give the gift of bike safety. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

ENERGY

We help people and businesses reduce their energy needs through our energy efficiency programs—switching to more efficient solutions to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

WATER

Climate change is taking a dramatic toll on California’s water supply. Reducing water waste conserves energy and secures water availability for high-priority community needs.

TRANSPORTATION

Motivating individuals to walk and bicycle more often saves energy, and reduces air pollution and traffic congestion. It also improves our physical health and helps us build stronger communities.

YOU CAN HELP!

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Thank you for considering your generous gift. Your help is changing the lives of children.

WE'D LOVE YOUR SUPPORT.

A LOOK AT OUR 2017 FINANCIALS