We all know the importance of being safe when riding our bicycles. As safe as Alameda is for cyclists, you can never be too careful. To encourage safety, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition , BikeAlameda and the Alameda Police Department have created a program where officers will be rewarding middle and high school aged youths for riding independently and showing safe cycling skills.
The reward? A “Tucker’s Token”! These tokens can be exchanged for ice cream any day, any time.
We’ve given 50 of these tokens to the APD and hope that the prospect of some free Tucker’s Ice Cream will encourage all of Alameda to cycle safely! A token is yours if you’re seen following the rules of the road, like wearing a helmet, stopping at stop signs and red lights, and using hand signals before making a turn.
Bike Safety for Adults
For adults needing a refresher course on how to ride safely around town, starting this month the EBBC and City of Alameda PD will be offering a monthly “Bicycle Traffic School” series of adult bike safety classes. The classes are absolutely free and open to the general public. These classes also offer an opportunity for adults to reduce fines from a moving violation citation from the City of Alameda Police. For all the details, see the EBBC website at www.ebbc.org/AlamedaPD