I’ve been receiving the Washington Commons Co-housing newsletter since my first presentation for them at the end of January. Then I did a tour of W Sacramento, with Barbara and Cheryl as sweeps, on March 20. Here is a link to a blog post about that event:
The people from Washington Commons Co-housing asked SABA if I could lead a group on a short bicycle tour. We visited two community gardens, discovered grocery stores, pharmacies, the library, found the W Sacramento Community Center and W Sacramento Recreation Center, and rode the paved section of the Clarksburg Branch Trail.
Washington Commons hasn’t actually broken ground yet, so people came from many distant locations – Cloverdale, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Modesto, New Hampshire (!) – to learn more about the community they will eventually live in.
Cheryl and Barbara from Arlete’s BIG came along and served as sweeps. A very big group but all went well.
Another teaching opportunity, this time from SABA. Five online Zoom classes on Thursday evenings using material from Better on Bikes but adapted to a larger (than N Natomas) audience. The goal is to reach people who live in Rancho Cordova because the financial support comes from Community Enhancement Grant.
This morning, I met Robert and Deb at Drake’s – the Barn in W Sacramento.
We met the future residents of Washington Commons Co-housing. Some of them were meeting each other for the first time. WaCo is a business sponsor of SABA. Robert provided a safety check for all the bicycles. I some basic bicycling principles: ABCQuck Check, Rules of the Road, Group riding and Trail Etiquette.
Then we went for a ride, about 5 miles on the Sacramento River Bike Trail to Miller Park and back to the location of the future 4-story building at 4th & G Streets in W Sacramento.
Check this blog post again. I know there are more pictures out there and I hope to post more as they get to me. Fun day.
I went to help the SABA team hand out free front and rear bike lights at the corner of 39th and T Streets. This was the most successful Lights On give-away that I’ve been to. Many bicyclists already had great lighting on their bikes which was really nice to see. Robert set up on one corner,
A week of great bike riding can only be topped by encouraging someone else. I met Aisha and Haris at Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen where Robert from SABA met us. Aisha applied to SABA’s Bike Match program for a bike for her son. Robert had two possibilities, I came to advise and carry the bike back to their home in N Natomas.
Next steps: I am going to teach Haris how to ride that bike. Keep your fingers crossed and send all good vibes our way!