Organization Plans to Host Bike Safety Program in Spanish

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

Harrisonburg The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization is currently looking for partners to start a bike education program in Spanish.

MPO Transportation Manager Kevin McDermott said the organization wants to prevent bicycle accidents in the future.

The program would teach people who speak Spanish, about safety when riding a bicycle. For instance, the importance of wearing a helmet, reflective gear and signaling when turning.

McDermott said the organization has pamphlets in Spanish. However, it is searching for bilingual folks who can help facilitate the classes. It also hopes to work with organizations for the Latino community, businesses and churches to host them.

Neighbor Miguel Angel Aleman usually drives a car but he used to ride bikes in his home country. He said he knows some safety rules from watching others ride bikes. However, he thinks the program could help many who may not know about them.

"First of all, this would help to prevent accidents...for those who are riding bikes and for those who drive," said Aleman.

If you would like to help with the program, you can contact McDermott at kevin@cspdc.org.


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