Young cyclists test riding skills with new helmets, repaired bikes

FAIRFIELD — Harry Silvas likes to wheel his Haro Racer around the Woodcreek Trail near his Fairfield home.

“It goes around the entire neighborhood,” the 9-year-old boy said of the dirt trail while he was having his front tire changed at the Bay Area BikeMobile Free Bike Repairs for Kids event at the Cordelia library.

The event was sponsored by SafeRoute2School, a federal program administered by the Solano Transportation Authority.

Solano Safe Routes to School Announces Micro Grant Program

Solano Transportation Authority’s (STA) Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program is now accepting applications for its first new SR2S Micro Grant Program. The goal of this pilot is to fund and support small-scale bike and pedestrian projects or capital purchases that improve safety around schools in Solano County, or that support efforts to encourage an increase in walking and biking for students. Solano County cities, school districts, schools, and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply before January 17, 2020.

Learn more and apply