Bike Baton Rouge Receives Grant Funding from New Belgium Brewery

Bike Baton Rouge received $750 in grant money from New Belgium Brewery to support the Light the Night program for Baton Rouge schools. This program distributes free bike lights and bicycle safety information to schools in Baton Rouge to promote safe cycling.

Bike Baton Rouge volunteers, parents, and children participating in a bike safety class at the Baton Rouge FLAIM School 2016.

Bike Baton Rouge volunteers, parents, and children participating in a bike safety class at the Baton Rouge FLAIM School 2016.

As part of the program, Bike Baton Rouge helps program advocates at schools start a Bike Club, organizes and leads a Bike Safety Day, and provides front and rear bike lights for participating students.

“We are very excited about these funds,” said Sarah Schramm of Bike Baton Rouge. “Promoting safe cycling in Baton Rouge, especially among children, is one of our top priorities. This program works with other efforts in the city to promote safe routes to public places.”

To date, 250 lights have been distributed to students at participating organizations.

Students, parents, and school officials interested in supporting bicycling at their schools are encouraged to contact Bike Baton Rouge at the email below to bring this program to their school.

bikebatonrouge@gmail.com

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