AgnewBrusavich / CalBikeLaw.com is proud to announce Beach Cities Cycling Founder Jim Hannon as the firm's Community Service Award recipient for 2015. This is the third consecutive year that AgnewBrusavich has presented this award honoring an individual who has made substantial contributions to his or her community. Past recipients include Connie Paraskevin, five-time Olympian, and JJ Hendershot, founder of Cycle for Heroes and Climb for Heroes, fundraising events for The Heroes Project.
Mr. Hannon has been an invaluable asset to the cycling community in Southern California and continuously expands his efforts to the greater good by advocating for safer roads and conditions for cyclists. He founded Beach Cities Cycling seven years ago and since its inception has seen the club grow to more than 600 members of all ages and cycling levels. A few notable achievements by Mr. Hannon:
- Serves as Redondo Beach Public Works Commissioner to advise City Council on ways to create safer roads.
- Created a Bicycle Rodeo Program for elementary schools in the South Bay to teach young students about helmet and bike safety.
- Regularly builds and manages a bicycle parking corral at South Bay events to encourage more people to leave their cars at home.
- Initiated a bike education program at American Martyrs School to encourage teachers to promote a healthier lifestyle by educating students on how to safely walk and bike to school.
- Currently developing a Diversion Program for cyclists who get a traffic ticket. This would offer an opportunity to take a safe cycling course in place of traffic school.