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Contact: Oscar Medina                                                          
(619) 544-9255 ext. 304

Second Chance, Transportation Advocates, and County Sheriff’s Department Collaborate to Provide Free Bikes, Skills Training 

Tuesday, March 28, 3:00 pm

What: Students in the Second Chance program will add bicycle maintenance to their list of learned skills after a training Tuesday hosted by multiple non-profits. Equating bicycle maintenance to life skills, several non-profits approached Second Chance to collaborate on the event. This is the second event in two years.

In addition to skills, students will walk away with new bikes after the event, donated by the County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department Civic Bicycling Program.

When:                  Tuesday, March 28, 2017

3:00 p.m.:            Bike Giveaway

3:30 p.m.:            Skills Training

4:30 p.m.:            Celebratory bike ride 

Where: Second Chance offices, parking lot – 6145 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 

Who: Students in Second Chance program, County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Circulate San Diego, and The Urban Collaborative Project

Why: Bicycling is a great way to stay fit and get around San Diego. The County of San Diego Sheriff’s Department works with inmates to refurbish bicycles as a way to learn life skills. The repaired bicycles are then donated to the Probation Unit and distributed to organizations throughout San Diego.

Partial funding for the event was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Background: This event is coordinated in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Circulate San Diego, and The Urban Collaborative Project, all working together to create a safe community for bicycling in Southeast San Diego.

Media Contacts: David O’Connor: 858-688-9063, Senior Probation Officer, San Diego County Probation Department

Michelle Luellen: 619-381-2941, Education Programs Manager, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition