AUSD honored as bicycle friendly


ATASCADERO  —  The League of American Bicyclists recognized Atascadero Unified School District with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award, joining over 1,000 visionary businesses across the country that have received the award this May.
With the announcement of 114 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses today, Atascadero Unified School District joins a cutting-edge group of 1,200 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, made up of local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, that are transforming the American workplace.
Atascadero Unified School District encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides a bicycling program in our elementary P.E. classes. In these classes the students are taught how to ride and follow the rules of the road on actual bicycle courses. Classroom sets of bicycles and riding equipment are transported by trailer throughout the District by our Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Department. We acknowledge the community partnerships with K-Man Cyclery along with support from SLOCOG (San Luis Obispo Council of Governments), Rideshare program and Bike SLO County.
“As we celebrate National Bike Month and the tenth year of the Bicycle Friendly Business program, the League of American Bicyclists is honored to recognize our new Bicycle Friendly Businesses. These companies and organizations are making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Atascadero Unified School District, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

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