Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Well, not exactly. We have dozens of bikes that have been repaired by our awesome Master Mechanics working with the support of volunteers, just sitting in the warehouse waiting for bike rodeos and BLAST classes this spring to find their way into the hands of elementary-age kiddos.
What we don't have are any more bikes for them to repair! Amazingly, those guys and girls have repaired every single little kid bike we've got. I blame dedicated, skilled volunteers for keeping them on task, but I digress. The point is, we need more bikes!
Help us out when you get ready for Spring cleaning this year: get those outgrown bikes out of your garage/attic/basement and into the eager hands of kids ready to repair them and give them away! We accept donations at a few bike shops and at our office. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-205-3073.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
This week we finished up our Earn-A-Bike class and the students were so excited to have their graduation from the program. I'm pretty sure they were most excited for the flashing lights that went on their bikes. Even though the snow was still on the ground in many areas they were also ecstatic to get outside and ride their newly earned bicycles. Complete with new helmets, lights, and water bottles we hit the streets for a first ride. While we decided to keep it close to the school, we did embrace a little off-roading on some local trails located on Mission Cliffs. They busted through the snow and mud and thoroughly impressed me with their eagerness for adventure. Even the brand new kicks that one student was proudly wearing didn't stop her from leading the group through the rugged terrain. Quite honestly, I'm pumped for more trail riding with the seven students in our bike club at RMS.
Friday, January 31, 2014
As we grow with our students, that has come to mean that we work with them to make their community safe, to make their community a place where they can ride, or walk, or play or simply exist without fear. Kids want a safe community. We want to give them the opportunity to participate in what that means, and more importantly, to roll up their sleeves (or not, kids aren't very finicky about getting their clothes dirty!) and make it happen. That's what Bike Club is about. Read more about it on the Bike Club page, and please consider joining us or simply supporting our efforts.