Bike Fest @ BeachCommunity Event

PIEDMONT BIKE FEST ’17 WELCOMES KATERINA NASH, FIVE TIME MOUNTAIN BIKE OLYMPIAN

Katerina Nash, five-time Olympian and World Cup winner in the cyclocross and mountain bike, will be leading a ride skills workshop at the Piedmont Scouting Annual Bike Fest ‘17 on Saturday, May 6 at Beach School located at 100 Lake Avenue in Piedmont from 10am to 2pm.

Clif Bar and Katerina Nash are joining forces with the Boy Scouts, Piedmont Police Explorers and Alameda County's Safe Routes to Schools to help organize Piedmont's Bike Fest ‘17.

This year's Bike Fest will include a "Slow Race" or a balance and control skills workshop lead by Ms. Nash. Boys and girls will compete in a short race of 30 feet by coming in last while staying in their lane. Ms. Nash is from the Czech Republic and currently lives in Emeryville with her family. She first competed in the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games in 1996 at the age of 17 in the mountain bike races, and again in the London and Rio games. Impressively, Ms. Nash also competed in the Nagano and Salt Lake City Winter Games in cross country skiing.

Additionally, the Piedmont Police Explorers will set up obstacle courses for little speedsters and give them a change to practice using a traffic radar gun, while the Safe Routes to Schools organization will offer free safety checks of equipment, bike repairs, provide bikes for those that would like to join in on the fun, and make pedal-powered smoothies. Clif Bar and Montclair's Rhythm Bike are generous sponsors of Piedmont Bike Fest ’17.

The Piedmont Bike Fest begins at 10am, with Katerina Nash's "Slow Races" workshop from 11am-1pm. The Piedmont Bike Fest ’17 (formerly Bike Rodeo) is organized by the Piedmont Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is designed to celebrate and promote biking and bike safe for kids and the entire family.

The Police Explorer Post 911 will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs. For more information, contact Jeff Lindenmuth at (510) 547-4493 ext. 2 or at jefflindenmuth@piedmontbsa.org.

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Schedule

»May 5, 2018
10:00am–2:00pm

Location

Beach Elementary

Additional Information

Piedmont Police Explorer Post 911

Young men & women, between 14 and 21 years in age, who are motivated, mature, and have a desire to serve their community are invited to apply to become Police Explorers. Sponsored by the Piedmont Police Department, Explorers assist the department in the furtherance of its mission to provide police services to the community.

Explorers receive training at monthly meetings, including the criminal justice system, law enforcement procedures, patrol procedures, community policing, investigations, evidence collection, firearm safety, self-defense and other law enforcement tasks and responsibilities. Under the guidance of Piedmont Police Department Explorer Post Advisors and officers, the Explorers develop personal confidence, leadership and teamwork skills.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a nonprofit organization that improves quality of life for kids and communities by promoting healthy living, safe infrastructure, and physical activity, starting with bicycling and walking to school and beyond. We advance policy change; catalyze support with a network of more than 750 partner organizations, as well as schools, policy makers, and grassroots supporters; and we share our deep expertise at national, state and local levels with those helping propel our mission.