Redwood City "SPOKES" Program

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SPOKES is open for 4th & 5th graders, with the primary goal of teaching students basic bicycle safety maintenance and repair. This program is a collaborative effort between the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department and Redwood City 2020.SPOKESLOGO.4.6.2017

Participants encounter a variety of challenges affecting their ability to cycle to school; issues ranging from economic hardship, unsafe intersections, to gang activity. Many of the families that we serve in our community are also new to this area and even this country, with limited opportunities to learn about safety rules and norms. Recognizing the need for a program that could help tackle those issues, the SPOKES Bicycle Safety and Maintenance program was developed. 

2019-2020 Program information

2019-2020 SPOKES programming will be offered through our REACH After School programs at Adelante/Selby Lane, Orion/John Gill and Henry Ford schools. 

Due to grant funding requirements, attendance is mandatory and participants must be present for entire class.

Goals2017-2018 SPOKES

  • Teach participants the importance of bicycle safety
  • Teach participants applicable traffic laws and how to ride safely around town
  • Teach participants basic bicycle maintenance and bicycle repair
  • Empower participants to become ambassadors for safe and responsible bicycle riding
  • Provide a child of a low-income household a new helmet, bike lock and basic tool kit after the successful completion of a 6-week course on bicycle safety and basic bicycle repair and maintenance.

Desired Outcomes

  • Increased bike ridership among youths
  • Decreased accidents among youth bike riders
  • Increased safety awareness among youth bike riders
  • Increased confidence and skill level of youth bike riders

Expected Impact

  • Less car traffic around school during drop-off and pick-up times
  • Increase physical fitness level among youths
  • Reduced carbon footprint


The SPOKES Program, in partnership with Redwood City 2020, has been awarded a grant by the San Mateo County Safe Routes to School Program to cover the majority of program costs for this upcoming school year! 

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department would also like to give special recognition to SIMS Metal and the Seaport Industrial Association.  Their generous financial support will cover the funding gap that will enable us to provide these programs.


For more information on how you can support SPOKES, please contact 650.780.7335.