energizer station

Bike Safety with Children

For many Nia House families, bike to school day is everyday! We are so proud to be a school community that celebrates and supports this healthy and fun form of transportation.

Getting your child to ride places takes some preparation, planning, and practice. Our school community has an amazing resource- The Family Bike Collective & Spokes Bike Lounge, run by Katherine’s parents, Pearly and Brian. “The Family Bike Collective is dedicated at getting children on bikes that match their sizes, personalities and lifestyles.” The Family Bike Collective offers training wheel liberation classes- a riding opportunity where children are paired with bikes that fit their size and fun filled instruction!

We encourage those of you that can to bike to Nia House on Thursday, May 9th. We will have totes, stickers, bread, & coffee!

Take the pledge to ride on May 9th and find out about all the fun happenings for this Bike to School Day.

Celebrate Bike to School Day with Nia House!

Thursday, May 11th is Bike to School Day

Here are two fun ways you can participate:

Nia House is an Energizer Station.

Bike to school!

We'll have goodie bags from Bike East Bay, Acme bread/toppings. and Highwire Coffee, plus, special for Nia student cyclists, frozen melon balls! 

Join the evening Kidical Mass bike ride from Nia House to San Pablo Park. 


We'll leave at 5:15 pm and bike as a group to the playground at the south end of the park, where we'll have a picnic dinner. 

Please RSVP to me (ben.gerhardstein@gmail.com) for the ride (or just the picnic). The more merrier!

We'll be joined by the owner of the Spokes Family Bike Collective. He will bring along several kid bikes for children to try at the park!

Show your Nia House pride by wearing a new Nia House shirt for the event. On sale in the office. 

Looking forward to a great Bike to School Day!

Make Nia House an Energizer Station

Our Nia House community should be proud! We have so many committed bike commuters. Bike to Work Day or Bike to School Day has a standing history of celebration here at Nia House. Eve declares it her favorite holiday! On this celebratory day, the children count with tally-marks the bikers that pass by, play instruments and pass out baked treats (Nia House style- sugar free, gluten free, vegan and somewhat palatable) to those that pass by. 

This year, we have the exciting opportunity to be a legit, on the map, pass out bags and goodies, Energizer Station. Alas, to make this happen, we are going to need your help. Here is a great opportunity to get some parent hours and participate in a really meaningful, earth affirming, and healthy living event. 

We need help staffing the Energizer Station on Thursday, May 11th.

Any early birds out there? Can you set up at 7am? We need folks to greet bikers and hang out between 7:30-9:30. Sign up in the office.

Bike East Bay also needs someone to attend a Bag Stuffing at Sports Basement Berkeley on May 4 or 5 for two hours. Details coming soon. For more information on Bike to Work/School Day click here.  



Bike to School Day is this Thursday!

Bike to Nia House Day is this Thursday!

Don’t let the rain discourage you. Hop on your bikes this Thursday for your commute to Nia House. We are an official Energizer station and will have goodies to share to honor all the bicycles that pass down 9th Street.

Parents, you are also welcome to come and help staff the table from 8-10am.

Contact Stacey at staceywood.niahouse@gmail.com if you can help out.