Now qualifying residents that live within 3 miles of the I-10 fwy Express lanes and complete our City Cycling Class can receive a $700 rebate after the purchase of an E-bike!
Want to feel more comfortable riding on city streets? Learn more about the rules of the road? Or how to set up your bike to commute to work/school?
BikeSGV's City Cycling course is broken into three parts to help you gain more confidence on your bike:
- In-class presentation on the rules of the road while on a bicycle and useful equipment;
- On-bike drills away from cars to improve bicycle handling and safety maneuvers; and
- A short group ride to put skills covered into use on City streets.
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On March 11, 2017, the City of El Monte became the first community in southern California, if not California, to implement a local traffic diversion program for people cited while riding a bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle. The new program provides an opportunity for people to attend what amount to “traffic school” for people on bikes or similar devices, in lieu of paying the full cost of fines and fees associated with the citation.
On January 1, 2016 California state law (Assembly Bill 902) went into effect making it legal for local jurisdictions to offer law enforcement-sanctioned traffic diversion classes for people cited with a traffic infraction. In lieu of paying the full fine, persons cited while on a bike or other non-motorized vehicle in the City of El Monte now have the option of attending traffic school, just as people cited while driving a motor vehicle may do so. This is particularly important as the monetary cost of a violation on a bicycle is generally the same as when driving a motor vehicle, a reality that can pose a significant burden to lower-income individuals and families who may rely on bicycling as a means of everyday transportation, yet have never received any formal education or training on bicycling in a safe, legal manner in CA.
Made possible by Metro Los Angeles grant funding awarded to the City of El Monte, the 3-hour City Cycling courses are coordinated by local active transportation non-profit Bike San Gabriel Valley (BikeSGV). Class curriculum covers the rules of the road as they pertain to bicycles, safe riding skills, and on-street instruction. The courses are offered at the Jeff Seymour Family Center - home to the San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Education Center at 10900 Mulhall St, El Monte - as well as other locations along the I-10 corridor. Taught by bi-lingual nationally certified bicycle safety instructors, courses are also free for the general public. For more info, please visit www.bikesgv.org/bicycleeducationcenter.html
Gold: Cleminson, Durfee-Thompson, Gidley, Legore, New Lexington, Potrero, Rio Vista, Shirpser, Wilkerson
Silver: Cherrylee, Rio Hondo, Frank Wright
The District is especially proud to have 9 schools, as only 10% of the schools who have applied for the award have achieved Gold level distinctions.
The El Monte City School District’s May and June breakfast menus will include some special additions: breakfasts designed by students! During National School Breakfast Week, students were invited to draw and name their “Perfect Breakfast.” Winners from each school were chosen. Their breakfasts will be served to all students in the district who received free Breakfast in the Classroom or Grab N'Go daily!
eating healthy, recreation classes, sports, and events.