Amgen Donates Bicycles In Support of Conejo Schools Foundation Cycles for Success

Conejo Schools Foundation (CSF), a nonprofit organization that seeks to enhance the resources currently available to students and teachers in the Conejo Valley, received a generous donation from Amgen— for its Cycles for Success program. Amgen donated 15 bicycles that will support 15 students from four local schools in Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) including Thousand Oaks, Westlake and Conejo Valley High Schools, and Colina Middle School.

The Cycles for Success program is an initiative of CSF — in cooperation with CVUSD counselors and the Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) Teen Center — that works to provide bicycles for students who don’t have access to school transportation or financial means for public transportation.

“The CVUSD is very grateful and excited to have 15 of our students receive bicycles from Amgen through their partnership with the Conejo Schools Foundation,” said Dr. Mark McLaughlin, superintendent of CVUSD. “The Foundation’s Cycles for Success program was the perfect opportunity for Amgen to place the bikes with students who were identified as needing a method of transportation to and from school. Both Amgen and the CSF have supported CVUSD throughout the years and we always appreciate the direct impact they continue to make in our students’ lives.”

The bicycles will be presented to the students on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Conejo Valley High School. Victor Hayek, assistant superintendent of business services, and Bob Iezza, deputy superintendent, will be in attendance as district representatives. Other attendees include CRPD’s outreach coordinator, Pete Martinez, and Michael and Lisa from Michael’s Bicycles in Newbury Park. Laura Hamill, senior vice president of U.S. business operations at Amgen, will be leading the presentation.

Through its title sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California, Amgen seeks ways to partner with local communities where their staff live and work. In addition to the bicycles, Amgen also donated a variety of merchandise to CSF, including 2017 Amgen Tour of California signed jerseys and posters from various professional cyclists.


To learn more about CSF and how you can donate or volunteer, please visit

About Conejo Schools Foundation

The Conejo Schools Foundation was founded in 2004 with the mission to strengthen and enrich the programs, facilities, and educational assets of all the schools within the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Through the contributions of individuals, community agencies and corporate partners, the Foundation seeks to enhance the resources currently available to students and teachers, upholding the high standards of excellence in public education to which our district and community are committed. To learn more, please visit

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2017) | Conejo Schools Foundation

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William Hicks

It isn’t enough that amgen cyclist’s rarely share the road with automobiles, but they have to create a new generation that demands bike lanes that are rarely used.