Press Release - Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

Streets Alive! Parks Alive!

City of Belmont to Celebrate Streets Alive! Parks Alive! and National Bike to School Day

Belmont, CA May 4, 2014 – Streets Alive! Parks Alive! event activities are being held in cities throughout San Mateo County, and Belmont is no exception. Children and families of San Mateo County are invited to get active and enjoy the outdoors from 11 am to 2 pm at the Belmont Sports Complex located at 550 Island Parkway Belmont. Activities will include free bike checks and repairs, a bike handling skills course, bike races, bike decorating, spin art, and other outdoor games. Special guests will include Supervisor Carole Groom.

The Belmont Streets Alive! Parks Alive! event is part of a Tri-City “Ride in Disguise” activity sponsored by the cities of Belmont, San Mateo, Foster City, and the San Mateo County Parks System. Participants are invited to wear costumes. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in Belmont around noon. Additional activities will be hosted by the San Mateo County Park System at Coyote Point Park and by City of San Mateo at Ryder Park. All event activities are accessible via the Bay Trail. The City of Belmont, the City of San Mateo, the City of Foster City, and the San Mateo County Parks System are also sponsoring energizer stations along the trail for riders interested in attending all events.

The Belmont event is made possible through a partnership between the City of Belmont, the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Healthy Schools Initiative, the Belmont Police Department, Safe Routes to School of the San Mateo County Office of Education, and the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition. Activities and coordination of events was made possible with funding and support from the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County and the Safe Routes to School Grant program offered through the San Mateo County Office of Education.

For additional information, please visit these websites:

Streets Alive! Parks Alive! http://www.streetsalivesmc.org/home

San Mateo County Safe Routes to School www.smcoe.org/sr2s

Belmont-Redwood Shores Safe Routes http://www.brssd.org/saferoutes